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Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

Nov. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics tangle. Most states...

Dealing with GOP legislature next challenge for Beshear

Nov. 8, 2019 5:45 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Preparing to assume the Kentucky governor's post after his election showdown with incumbent Matt Bevin, Democrat Andy Beshear faces perhaps an even bigger challenge ahead — dealing with a Republican-dominated legislature determined to set its own agenda. Although Bevin has...

Colorado voters narrowly approve legalized sports betting

Nov. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the 19th U.S. state to legalize some form of sports betting as election officials tallied Wednesday a surprisingly close vote in which ballots for the measure narrowly surpassed "no" votes. More than 1.3 million Coloradans voted Tuesday on Proposition DD, a bipartisan ballot...

Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 1:04 AM EST

Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action. Also, in New York and New...

NBA adds DraftKings as official sports betting operator

Nov. 4, 2019 9:39 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The NBA has agreed to a multiyear deal making DraftKings an official sports betting operator. The Boston-based company joins a half-dozen others, including MGM and longtime daily fantasy sports rival FanDuel, with deals that allow them the rights to official betting data and NBA logos....

Colorado to vote on sports betting, and water could benefit

Nov. 2, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado residents will decide Tuesday whether to legalize sports betting and tax it to help conserve the state's most precious resource: water. Proposition DD, referred to the ballot by the Legislature, has bipartisan support from lawmakers and interest groups and only token opposition. It...

Ex-salon chief alleges Wynn Resorts spied at his new job

Oct. 18, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former beauty salon director who went public about sexual misconduct allegations against casino mogul Steve Wynn nearly two years ago is suing Wynn Resorts and company executives, alleging they invaded his privacy and spied on him at his next job in a bid to undercut his accounts. Jorgen...

Nevada gambling bosses move to bar Wynn from casino industry

Oct. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's gambling regulators have filed a complaint against former casino magnate Steve Wynn that could bar him from ever working in the industry in the state. The complaint filed Monday by the state's Gaming Control Board lists sexual misconduct allegations that have been lodged against...