Latest Gambling News

Pot, guns, sports betting on agenda for lawmakers' last day

Jun. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers were hoping to finish their work on marijuana sales, renewable energy and online sports betting during the last scheduled day of this session Wednesday. As lawmakers worked into the evening on the agenda, legislative leaders trumpeted bipartisan deals and their largely...

2 Missouri casinos, 1 West Virginia casino to be sold

Jun. 17, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Missouri casinos will be getting new owners. VICI Properties Inc. and Century Casinos Inc. are acquiring the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville. The companies also are buying Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland,...

Panel: 90% of US sport bets could be online in 5 to 10 years

Jun. 13, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some gambling and technology executives say 90% of sports betting in the United States will be done over mobile phones or the internet in the next five to 10 years. Speaking this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City, the leaders say rapid advances in technology...

Sports betting bill sent to Gov. Sununu's desk

Jun. 13, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sports betting is close to becoming legal in New Hampshire. The House voted Thursday to accept the Senate's minor changes to a bill that would legalize betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games involving New Hampshire schools. The bill now goes...

Des Moines woman claims $300,000 scratch ticket prize

Jun. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines woman has won a $300,000 scratch ticket lottery prize The Iowa Lottery says Patricia Inman won the sixth of 10 top prizes available in the Iowa Lottery's "Colossal Crossword" scratch game. She bought the winning ticket at a convenience store in Des Moines and claimed her...

US sports bets hit $9 billion a year after court ruling

Jun. 12, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — At least $9 billion has been bet —legally— on sports in the U.S. in the year since New Jersey's victory in a U.S. Supreme Court case cleared the way for other states to do it. Together with Nevada, Delaware, Mississippi, West Virginia, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania,...

Maine sees record casino year, but it might not last

Jun. 12, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine's two casinos set a state gambling record last year by taking in almost $144 million. The Portland Press Herald reports the 5% increase in spending is a result of new customers created by the opening of a hotel and expanded gaming floor at Oxford Casino. The executive director of...

State lottery draw game revenues up in May, scratch-offs dip

Jun. 11, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Lottery saw a surge in revenue for draw games in May compared to a year earlier, but floods caused a dip in scratch-off ticket sales. The lottery pocketed $41.1 million last month, up by about $700,000 over May 2018, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Lottery Director...

FedEx job fair aims at displaced Mississippi casino workers

Jun. 8, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — With casinos in northwest Mississippi's Tunica County continuing to shrink, another big employer wants to give displaced workers a chance. FedEx Corp. is holding a job fair Saturday in Tunica County seeking new employees, particularly aiming at workers from the Resorts Casino. Penn...

3 casinos team with businesses to jointly tout Atlantic City

Jun. 6, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Atlantic City casinos are working together with local businesses and attractions to jointly promote their section of the Boardwalk in a resort where it has often been every business for itself. The Hard Rock, Ocean and Resorts casinos are launching a new marketing and...