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New Hampshire House gives initial OK to sports betting

Mar. 19, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has given preliminary approval to legalizing sports betting in the state. The House voted 269-82 on Tuesday to send a legalization bill to its Finance Committee, where leaders say it likely will be incorporated into their two-year proposed state budget. The bill...

Swedish tennis player suspended, fined for bets on matches

Mar. 18, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A Swedish tennis player who is a sophomore at the University of San Diego has been suspended and fined after admitting to having bet on tennis matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit said Monday that David Norfeldt has been suspended for eight months and fined $6,000 after he acknowledged placing...

Women's basketball tournaments in Las Vegas put on show

Mar. 16, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Women's basketball fans were treated to quite a show this week in Las Vegas with four conference tournaments played there. Could an NCAA regional be in the cards down the road — or even a Super Regional? Consider the coaches, administrators and players big proponents of the idea. "I...

Twin River is adding self-service kiosks for sports betting

Mar. 16, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Twin River Casino is trying to add self-service kiosks for sports betting in time for the start of the NCAA basketball tournament. The Rhode Island Department of Revenue said this week that testing is on schedule, with the goal of getting them running for March Madness next week....

University of Tennessee has concerns on sports betting bill

Mar. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is expressing concerns about legislation to bring sports gambling to the state. At a House committee bill review meeting Tuesday, university Director of Policy Analysis Josh Warren said there are concerns about college programs that professional teams...

Woman picks matching numbers 30 times to win lottery game

Mar. 12, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman parlayed a feeling to purchase 30 lottery tickets with the same numbers to win $150,000. Deborah Brown says she purchased 20 Pick 4 tickets with the numbers 1-0-3-1 after seeing those numbers "a couple of times during the day." She then bought 10 more because she was...

Lawmakers consider bill to allow minors to play bingo

Mar. 12, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow minors to play bingo with adult supervision. State Sen. Timothy Kennedy sponsored the bill. The Buffalo Democrat says his legislation will ensure that children can take part in "the decades-old tradition of playing bingo." The...

Dispute shuts down sports betting at W.Va. casinos

Mar. 9, 2019 12:30 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say a contractual dispute has caused a shutdown of sports betting at the Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos. State Lottery Director John Myers says the disruption is "completely a contractual thing between the company and their vendor," and that the...

Rhode Island GOP mulls suing over sports betting proposal

Mar. 7, 2019 5:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Republican Party says it's considering suing over a proposal to expand sports betting in the state. The party issued a statement Thursday that says the state should seek voter approval before allowing mobile sports wagering. Party Chairman Brandon Bell says they're...

Man who gambled in New Jersey from California forfeits $90K

Mar. 6, 2019 5:20 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators have ordered a California man to hand over more than $90,000 from online accounts he had funded and gambled with from outside the state in what appears to be the largest such case in the more than five years internet betting has been legal in New...