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Montana Lottery taking applications for sports wagering

Dec. 9, 2019 1:49 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Lottery has begun taking applications from businesses that want to offer sports wagering, the lottery said Monday. The Montana Lottery Commission approved rules for betting on the outcome of college and professional sports on Nov. 21. They were published in the Montana...

Michigan nears deal to legalize sports, online gambling

Dec. 8, 2019 1:17 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are closing in on an agreement to legalize sports betting and internet gambling in Michigan, with final votes possible this week. The development would be a landmark in a state with many gambling options already. Those include three commercial...

Navajo Gaming purchases Flagstaff restaurant, nearby land

Dec. 7, 2019 4:35 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has purchased a $5.2 million plot of land in northern Arizona that could develop into a casino or gaming facility aimed at increasing business and drawing people to other Navajo property, officials said. The Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise announced its 14-acre...

State could approve new Terre Haute casino early next year

Dec. 7, 2019 9:35 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials could give the go ahead for a new casino in Terre Haute sometime early next year. Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment was the only company submitting an application for the Terre Haute casino license by this past week’s deadline set by the Indiana Gaming...

Caesars completes $516.3 million sale of Rio hotel in Vegas

Dec. 6, 2019 6:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment Corp. says it has completed the $516.3 million sale of its Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The company said Friday it will continue for at least two years to run the 2,500-room property and will pay an annual lease of $45 million to the new owner, newly...

Stitt: Tribes would 'illegally' run games without new deal

Dec. 6, 2019 4:39 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Native American tribes would be illegally operating certain gambling games after Jan. 1 if they don't resolve a dispute over the tribes' compacts with the state, Gov. Kevin Stitt said. In the latest salvo in the state government's dispute with the tribes over whether the...

California's 2nd largest card room pays $6 million in fines

Dec. 5, 2019 11:54 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s second-largest card room is paying state and federal regulators nearly $6 million for misleading gambling regulators and failing to do enough to deter money laundering, the state’s attorney general said Thursday. Hawaiian Gardens Casino, which recently...

Oklahoma tribe warns 'intolerable risk' over gaming dispute

Dec. 5, 2019 5:06 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With a deadline for new Oklahoma gaming compact looming, a Native American tribe has warned the federal government that it might take legal action to avoid disruption to tribal casino operations in the state. Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S....

Memo says Gov.-elect Beshear facing massive budget shortfall

Dec. 5, 2019 4:47 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov.-elect Andy Beshear faces a budget shortfall that could exceed $1 billion as he prepares a two-year state spending plan to submit to lawmakers in early 2020, according to a memo from outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin's administration. The memo from Bevin's budget director, John...

Nearly $9M of Mississippi Lottery tickets sold in 1st days

Dec. 4, 2019 5:44 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Lottery sold nearly $9 million in tickets during its first six days of operation. About $3.8 million of the money was awarded in prizes, and nearly $2 million of it will go into the state budget to help pay for roads and bridges. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation...