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Nevada casino workers talk of snuffing out second-hand smoke

Dec. 1, 2019 11:21 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Teresa Price was 22 when became a table-games dealer in 1978 on the Las Vegas Strip. At that time, cigarette and cigar smoking was allowed nearly everywhere — offices, restaurants, grocery stores, airplanes, even hospitals. Casinos were no exception. Today, nearly all workplaces in...

Big obstacles remain before Chicago gets long-awaited casino

Nov. 30, 2019 9:19 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After years of pushing a Las Vegas-style casino to boost tourism and much-needed revenue, Chicago’s leaders seemingly hit the jackpot when Illinois lawmakers approved one as part of a massive gambling expansion. But obstacles remain before anyone can place any bets. The city must...

Cardinals’ Josh Shaw suspended for betting on NFL games

Nov. 29, 2019 6:30 PM EST

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended through at least the end of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The little-known Shaw hasn’t played for the Cardinals this season...

Report: Legalizing casinos would provide modest boost

Nov. 25, 2019 6:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The research arm of Virginia’s legislature said in a report Monday that legalizing casinos in Old Dominion would provide a modest economic boost, but mean less money for the horse racing industry and heightened risks of people developing gambling addictions. The Joint...

Democrat Beshear looking for ways to bridge partisan divide

Nov. 23, 2019 12:08 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Preparing for his first encounters with an overwhelmingly Republican legislature as Kentucky’s next chief executive, Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear is looking for ways to bridge the partisan divide. Combating drug-abuse problems should be achievable because...

Mini-casino in western Pennsylvania rejected by regulators

Nov. 21, 2019 2:00 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania gambling regulators are rejecting a proposed mini-casino near the state’s western border with Ohio after the winning bidder for the license acknowledged that it couldn’t finance the project. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Wednesday denied the...

Georgia lawmakers start statewide gambling growth meetings

Nov. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EST

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia lawmakers studying the possibility of expanding gambling in the state are taking their show on the road. A House committee held a meeting Tuesday in Valdosta, noting that tax revenues on casinos, sports betting or horse racing could bolster the state’s HOPE scholarship...

Indiana legal sports bets surge to nearly $92M in 2nd month

Nov. 17, 2019 11:05 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The second month of legal sports betting in Indiana saw nearly three times as much money wagered than in its opening month, with much of that surge coming from bets placed using mobile devices instead of at casinos, state data shows. Gamblers wagered a total of $91.7 million on sports...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

California tribes back initiative to legalize sports betting

Nov. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of Native American tribes has proposed an initiative for the 2020 ballot that would legalize sports betting in California at Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks, according to a report Wednesday. Eighteen tribes led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians...