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Return of crowds did little to boost home advantage in NFL

Jan. 05, 2022 16:30 PM EST

The cheering fans returned to NFL stadiums this season, forcing road teams into silent counts and other coping mechanisms to deal with the noise. But the home-field advantage that could be expected over road teams that have to deal with travel, time zone changes on occasion, and the...

MGM sommelier oversees 350K bottles of wine on Vegas Strip

Jan. 02, 2022 04:12 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When he started at the Culinary Institute of America in 2004, Douglas Kim had every intention of becoming a chef. That was before he discovered how fascinating the study of wine could be through a mandatory three-week course that put his career on a new trajectory....

Nevada casinos go record 9 months with $1B in house winnings

Dec. 29, 2021 18:30 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos set a record in November, reporting a ninth straight month of $1 billion or more in house winnings, gambling regulators said Wednesday, providing another sign that business in the nation’s tourist-dependent gambling mecca has returned to pre-pandemic levels. ...

These players won (and lost) sports bettors the most in 2021

Dec. 29, 2021 05:37 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Colts running back Jonathan Taylor, Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans and Rams wideout Cooper Kupp have not only been money on the football field this year, they've made lots of money for people who bet on them. Los Angeles Angels pitcher/slugger Shohei...

Lottery, council: Don't gift scratch tickets to minors

Dec. 18, 2021 13:01 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Lottery is teaming with up with the state's Council for Responsible Gambling this holiday season to remind people that lottery games are not appropriate gifts for those under 18. “We encourage players to consider scratch tickets as gifts...

Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts the so-called skill...

Sports bettors dream: 86 able to bet on game after it ended

Nov. 30, 2021 18:42 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It was every sports bettor's dream: Being able to bet on a game after it had already ended. But the 86 New Jersey gamblers who thought they were beating the system had their bets on a British soccer game voided, and the two betting companies...

Housing market trends fuel single-family home rental growth

Nov. 24, 2021 14:20 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Homebuilders and other real estate companies are increasingly betting that would-be homebuyers frustrated with a shortage of homes for sale and runaway prices will settle for renting their slice of the American Dream. While individual homeowners and...

Sports betting underway at 8 Louisiana casinos; more planned

Nov. 22, 2021 12:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight Louisiana casinos have started accepting bets on live-action sporting events, and seven more applications for sports wagering licenses from casinos are pending, according to the head of the state's gambling regulatory board. The Advocate...

Flamingo Las Vegas joins El Cortez marking milestone dates

Nov. 19, 2021 16:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two iconic Las Vegas hotel-casinos are marking milestone dates — one on the Strip and one downtown. The Flamingo Las Vegas has begun celebrating its 75th birthday ahead of the Dec. 26 anniversary of the date in 1946 when Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel...