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Online sports betting soft launch going well, CT agency says

Oct. 13, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

The limited rollout of online wagering in Connecticut is “going well so far,” according to the state Department of Consumer Protection, which is on track to allow online gambling statewide beginning Oct. 19, barring any issues. Kaitlyn Krasselt, a spokesperson for the...

Churchill Downs to open gaming venue in downtown Louisville

Sep. 30, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The company that owns Churchill Downs racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, placed its own big wager Thursday by announcing plans to open a casino-style venue in downtown Louisville. With its new entertainment facility, to be called Derby City...

Rollout of sports betting in Connecticut to begin Thursday

Sep. 29, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The long-awaited rollout of sports wagering in Connecticut will begin on Thursday when Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun officially launch their retail operations. The long-awaited bets can be placed now that the state Department of Consumer...

Fantasy sports contests go live in Arizona on Saturday

Aug. 27, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Fantasy sports fans can legally bet on the contests starting Saturday in Arizona, a state that was among one of the last holdouts to allow wagers and the collection of winnings on the popular online pastime. Legislation that Gov. Doug Ducey signed earlier...

Louisiana sports betting to begin during football season

Aug. 20, 2021 12:26 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sports betting operations in Louisiana are expected to begin sometime in the upcoming football season, after the state's gambling regulators approved emergency rules to speed the ability for people to wager on games. The Gaming Control Board,...

Enough NC senators agree sports gambling bill is good bet

Aug. 19, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sports gambling would be authorized across North Carolina, with up to a dozen entities licensed to offer online and in-person betting, in legislation approved by Thursday by the state Senate. The bipartisan measure advances to the House although a...

Lottery announces partner; sports betting closer to reality

Aug. 12, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation announced Thursday it is partnering with Rush Street Interactive, an online casino and sports betting company that operates in 10 states, marking the latest development in Connecticut's push to have legalized sports wagering up and running soon. ...

NC sports betting bill gets winning vote from Senate panel

Aug. 04, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation to license and tax sports betting throughout North Carolina cleared its first Senate committee Wednesday, with supporters, for now, overcoming social conservatives who argue it will create more gambling addicts. The bill's chief sponsor,...

Sharks' Kane denies game-fixing allegations from wife

Aug. 01, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane denied allegations his wife made on social media that he bet on NHL games, including against his own team. Kane responded Sunday morning to allegations made the previous day from the Instagram account of his wife, Anna. ...

Louisiana senator resigns to lead gambling regulatory board

Jul. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A longtime state lawmaker from the Lake Charles area resigned Friday from the Senate to take the helm of Louisiana's gambling regulatory board. Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Republican Ronnie Johns, of Sulphur, as chairman of the Gaming Control...