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New US Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion met on Tuesday, the Las Vegas...

Mobile sports betting money tempts cash-strapped states

Apr. 14, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — States around the country are realizing what gamblers figured out long ago: The future of sports betting — and tax money to be made from it — is online. But they're also realizing that extra tax money isn't nearly enough to turn seas of...

Alabama Senate approves casino and lottery legislation

Apr. 13, 2021 22:41 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Senate on Tuesday night approved sweeping lottery and casino legislation as lawmakers struck a compromise after years of stalemates on the issue of gambling. Senators voted 23-9 for the proposed constitutional amendment that would...

Bally's to pay $308M for Tropicana hotel on Las Vegas Strip

Apr. 13, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, a Sin City namesake, is being sold to a new entrant among Las Vegas Boulevard resort owners. Rhode Island-based Bally’s Corp. announced Tuesday it will acquire the iconic Strip property from Gaming and Leisure...

Bill to legalize sports betting heads to Arizona governor

Apr. 12, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Legislature late Monday approved a key part of a plan that will provide new opportunities for gambling at casinos owned by Native American tribes and for the first time allow sports betting both on and off reservations. The Senate approved a...

Casino, lottery bill up for Senate debate

Apr. 12, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State senators are expected to debate lottery and casino legislation Tuesday as lawmakers make a third attempt to advance a gambling bill this session. Republican Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville said Monday that he expects to bring up a bill...

Gambling bill on Florida pari-mutuels gets first approval

Apr. 12, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's jai alai frontons, quarter horse and harness horse racing tracks could choose not to conduct live events and still be able to operate poker and slot machine rooms under a bill unanimously approved by the Senate Regulated Industries Committee on Monday. ...

Blackfeet Nation reopens after strict pandemic closures

Apr. 11, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

BROWNING, Mont. (AP) — On March 15, 2020, just two days after COVID-19 entered Montana, the Blackfeet Nation declared a state of emergency. Like many places in Montana, the tribe’s schools adopted remote learning and businesses, bars and restaurants closed. But unlike...

Virus knocks 80% off Atlantic City casino profits in 2020

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak sent profits plunging at Atlantic City's casinos by more than 80% last year, according to figures released Friday by New Jersey gambling regulators. But despite those dismal numbers, seven of the nine casinos still...

Alabama Senate delays lottery vote amid divisions

Apr. 07, 2021 20:38 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A divided Alabama Senate delayed a vote on lottery legislation Wednesday night as the bill’s sponsor feared he did not have enough votes to pass the measure. Republican Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville asked to carry his bill over until...