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Sports betting to start in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:36 AM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Sports betting is getting under way in upstate New York. Rivers Casino and Resort in Schenectady plans to cut the ribbon on its betting lounge Tuesday morning. Other upstate casinos are expected to follow in the coming weeks and months. Tioga Downs Casino Resort in the Southern...

Sports, horse betting bill for Cherokee gets final approval

Jul. 15, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only federally recognized American Indian tribe could soon offer sports and horse wagering to patrons at its two casinos. The General Assembly on Monday gave final approval to a measure that would give the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians the authority to offer the...

Casino reports opening week profits as suit alleges cheating

Jul. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Mass. (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing Encore Boston Harbor of cheating gamblers out of their winnings as state regulators disclose the new casino's first week earnings. The suit by New York resident Richard Schuster says the Everett casino is paying out less for certain winning hands at...

Pennsylvania casinos rolling out online gambling

Jul. 15, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is joining the short list of states where online casino-style gambling is available. Parx Casino in suburban Philadelphia and Penn National's Hollywood Casino near Hershey launched online gambling portals to patrons statewide as part of a three-day test watched by state...

Ex-governor to lead push Sands' push for casino in NYC

Jul. 15, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's largest city, but under state law they can't be approved until 2023 at the...

Bighorn sheep hunting lottery applications period is open

Jul. 14, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is accepting applications for a 2019 bighorn sheep lottery permit through Aug. 2. Only Nebraska residents are eligible. People can apply online or at a commission office. A $29 nonrefundable fee must accompany each application. The 2019 bighorn...

Lottery gets win in Pennsylvania casinos' gambling lawsuit

Jul. 12, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's casinos have lost a bid to shut down online lottery games that they say are too much like casino gambling, just days before the state's first casinos launch their own online gambling portals. Friday's decision in Commonwealth Court is a victory for the state lottery,...

South Carolina lottery has record year

Jul. 12, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina lottery has posted a record year for revenue. The South Carolina Education Lottery said in a Thursday news release that the lottery set records in the last fiscal year for proceeds raised for education, prizes paid to players and commissions earned by retailers. The...

Oklahoma tribal leaders denounce governor's gambling plan

Jul. 12, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The leaders of five of Oklahoma's most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor's plan to force negotiations for a bigger slice of revenue from Oklahoma's tribal casinos. The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes approved the...

1 year, $3.2 billion later, New Jersey sports betting soars

Jul. 12, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports in the first full year that it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the nationwide lead in the fast-growing industry. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show the...