Latest Gambling News

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

Jan. 21, 2019 4:25 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on things like passing touchdowns for...

Sportsbook credits Saints bets over uncalled penalty

Jan. 21, 2019 3:34 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A sportsbook in New Jersey is offering betting credits for customers who bet on the New Orleans Saints due to the widespread belief that the team was victimized by a blown call by referees during its loss Sunday in the NFC championship game. PointsBet initially said Monday it...

Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books

Jan. 20, 2019 10:50 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least legally — title game ever. Early bets moved the line at many...

Nebraska commission considers historical horse race betting

Jan. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska commission will consider approving a race track's request to allow wagering on historical horse races, even as the state attorney general challenges its legality. The Nebraska Racing Commission this week revisited a request from Fonner Park in Grand Island to allow...

Las Vegas home of mobster portrayed in 'Casino' is for sale

Jan. 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas home of legendary Chicago mob enforcer Tony "The Ant" Spilotro is for sale. Spilotro, who was portrayed by Joe Pesci in the 1995 film "Casino," and his wife, Nancy, were the original owners of the single-story ranch-style home east of the Las Vegas Strip. Built in 1974, the...

Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Jan. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that...

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel over betting guide

Jan. 14, 2019 9:30 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bookmaker William Hill has settled its lawsuit alleging that rival FanDuel copied its "how to bet" guide virtually word for word, and will use part of the money to fund creative writing classes. William Hill CEO Joe Asher won't say how much his company is receiving from FanDuel,...

NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues

Jan. 14, 2019 2:03 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on an NFL playoff game, costing them a shot at a $1 million top prize. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday it...

Altoona man wins $300,000 scratch lottery prize

Jan. 12, 2019 10:09 AM EST

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — A central Iowa man has won $300,000 in a state scratch lottery game. Jonathan Moss claimed the first of eight top prizes in the Iowa Lottery's "$300,000 Platinum Cash" scratch game that debuted last month. Moss bought the winning ticket at Hy-Vee gas station in Altoona and claimed his...

NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

Jan. 11, 2019 3:16 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On one screen live video was showing how many feet per second Erik Karlsson was skating. On another was a video-game-like visualization of the game on the ice below between Vegas and San Jose. Nearby screens flashed prop bets — where the next goal would be scored from? would Max...