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Driver sentenced for hitting man in casino parking garage

Nov. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man who authorities say purposely drove at and struck another man after they scuffled in an Atlantic City casino parking garage on New Year’s Day has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison. Witnesses said Michael Garland and Raymond Rivera had argued on the fourth...

Indiana legal sports bets surge to nearly $92M in 2nd month

Nov. 17, 2019 11:05 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The second month of legal sports betting in Indiana saw nearly three times as much money wagered than in its opening month, with much of that surge coming from bets placed using mobile devices instead of at casinos, state data shows. Gamblers wagered a total of $91.7 million on sports...

Betting on himself: Odorizzi accepts offer for Twins' return

Nov. 15, 2019 7:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi watched Dallas Keuchel remain on the free-agent market until June and didn’t want to take a chance of lingering without a contract. So he accepted the Minnesota Twins’ $17.8 million qualifying offer for a one-year contact and put himself in position to become...

California tribes back initiative to legalize sports betting

Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of Native American tribes has proposed an initiative for the 2020 ballot that would legalize sports betting in California at Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks, according to a report Wednesday. Eighteen tribes led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians...

Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey. Wagering at the park and other facilities on the Dubuque races is up for the fourth year in a row, according to figures for this year's season,...

Column: NFL riding wave of sports betting

Nov. 7, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL's 100th...

New rule would bar Iowa regents from betting on their teams

Nov. 5, 2019 1:41 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Members and employees of the governing board for Iowa's public universities could soon be barred from gambling on the college teams they help oversee. A policy proposed by the Board of Regents would bar board members and staff from betting on games involving the Iowa Hawkeyes, the...

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....

Program uses esports to connect girls to science, tech jobs

Nov. 2, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the esports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to get girls excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The trip was part of a new program called Battle Born...

Michigan House passes sports betting, online gambling bills

Oct. 30, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan would allow sports betting and online gambling under bills that have been approved by the state House and will move to the Senate for further consideration. The House approved the 10-bill package Wednesday. Democrats warn that it would be vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in...