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Tennessee sports betting panel picks executive director

Oct. 15, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel that regulates sports betting in Tennessee has selected an executive director. On Thursday, the Sports Wagering Advisory Council voted to select Mary Beth Thomas for the position. Thomas currently serves as the...

Sale of half Ocean casino to Detroit Ilitch group approved

Oct. 14, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators on Thursday approved the sale of half of Atlantic City's Ocean Casino Resort to the Ilitch organization, which owns professional sports teams, a nationwide pizza chain and a casino in Detroit. The New Jersey...

Togliatti appointed to Gaming Commission as 1st female chair

Oct. 08, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak appointed former Judge Jennifer Togliatti and state Sen. Ben Kieckhefer to the Nevada Gaming Commission on Friday, in a move that will give the powerful five-member gambling regulatory panel its first female chair. Togliatti,...

Louisiana sports betting begins; 1st bets at tribal casino

Oct. 07, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — Legalized sports betting has started in Louisiana with the first wagering parlor opened at a tribal casino, as the state readies for its largest gambling expansion in decades. The Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville partnered with Betfred Sports...

Mohegan Sun suspends betting on WNBA at new sportsbook

Oct. 04, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

The Mohegan Sun casino announced Monday that it has suspended wagering on the WNBA after questions were raised over a potential conflict in taking bets on the Connecticut Sun, a team also owned by the Mohegan Tribe. The issue came up after Gov. Ned Lamont opened the...

Tribe accepting bets on games involving WNBA team it owns

Oct. 01, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

On the first legal sports wager in Connecticut, Gov. Ned Lamont showed a potential area of concern for the state. Lamont placed the first bet at the Mohegan Sun, putting $50 on the Connecticut Sun to win its playoff game with the Chicago Sky, moments after casino...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 29, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. September 26, 2021. Editorial: Broad support needed to ensure student testing change succeeds Gov. Ron DeSantis likes to highlight the role that personal responsibility plays in managing the pandemic, and he is right. But that’s...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 24, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 19, 2021. Editorial: In Guilford, making white people afraid and bashing ‘critical race theory’ proves a winning political strategy School board primaries rarely get much attention, but this year’s Republican Board...

Fred Dakota, Native American gambling pioneer, dies at 84

Sep. 18, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

BARAGA, Mich. (AP) — Fred Dakota, whose garage casino in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 1983 was a milestone for Native American gambling, has died at age 84. Dakota, a former leader of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, died Monday at his home in Baraga, according to...

In the GOP, voter ID is a slam dunk ... except in Nebraska

Sep. 11, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — State Sen. Mike Groene was frustrated but not terribly surprised last year when Nebraska’s Legislature rejected, for the seventh time, a measure that would have forced voters to show a government-issued identification at the polls. The issue is a...