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Chicago announces best monikers in snowplow naming contest

Feb. 03, 2023 17:44 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — City officials in Chicago have announced the winning monikers in their “You Name a Snowplow” contest — and they’re so Chicago. The contest began in December 2022. In the first contest of its kind, Chicago city staff chose 50 finalists, and residents had...

Super Bowl prop betting increasing in popularity

Feb. 03, 2023 16:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jay Kornegay was behind the counter in 2004 when someone approached with $5,000 to bet on the Super Bowl but had no idea how to decide. The man, not a regular sports bettor, thought for a few moments and decided to put it all on the Carolina Panthers to score...

$700M Powerball prize latest in string of giant jackpots

Feb. 03, 2023 14:54 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No, it's not lottery deja vu. There really is another giant lottery jackpot up for grabs Saturday night, the latest in a string of big prizes enticing players to plunk down $2 and try to beat formidable odds. This time, it's an estimated $700...

NBA 2K League to stage 2023 season in Washington

Feb. 02, 2023 11:22 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA 2K League is taking its 2023 season to Washington. The league announced Thursday it will play this season at the District E, a live-event theater that will soon open adjacent to Capital One Arena. The NBA's esports gaming league moved last...

Sponsor: Bill to legalize, tax 'skill game' machines dead

Feb. 02, 2023 10:42 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A senior Virginia Republican lawmaker said this week that his legislation that aimed to legalize and tax a certain type of electronic betting machine that has proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state is dead, but the broader fight isn't over. ...

FedEx, Rivian, DraftKings join US companies cutting jobs

Feb. 01, 2023 12:56 PM EST

FedEx, Rivian Automotive, and DraftKings have joined a growing list of U.S. corporations announcing job cuts. FedEx sent an announcement to employees Wednesday informing them that the package delivery company is reducing the size of its officer and director team by more than 10% and...

Reports say 2022 was good for Nevada casinos, Vegas tourism

Jan. 31, 2023 18:39 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The year 2022 was good for gambling and tourism in Nevada, where winnings at casinos statewide set calendar year records and Las Vegas visitor tallies nearly reached levels before the coronavirus pandemic. “Las Vegas enjoyed a robust recovery trajectory across...

Massachusetts kicks off sports betting ahead of Super Bowl

Jan. 31, 2023 13:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts sports fans who want to wager on their favorite teams are finally getting their chance as the state kicks off sports betting at casinos Tuesday, with online betting likely to follow in a few months. The kickoff comes just weeks ahead of Super Bowl on...

Germany's drugs czar wants alcohol, tobacco ads restricted

Jan. 26, 2023 06:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government's top anti-drugs official called Thursday for tough restrictions on advertising of alcohol, tobacco and sports betting in the country. Burkhard Blienert said about 150,000 people die in Germany each year as a result of alcohol and tobacco use,...

AP PHOTOS: Archery tradition thrives in northeast India

Jan. 24, 2023 00:13 AM EST

SHILLONG, India (AP) — Thirty archers armed with bamboo bows and arrows sit on a platform awaiting instruction. Then they take aim at a straw cylinder 60 feet away. They each have 34 arrows to shoot in four minutes. They release one arrow after another, their movements languid and practiced. The...