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North Dakotans spend near double on electronic pull tabs

Dec. 07, 2021 22:08 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakotans poured more than $1.3 billion into electronic pull tab machines in fiscal 2021, nearly double the amount spent in the previous fiscal year, state data shows. According to the state Attorney General’s Office, which oversees gambling in the...

Virginia judge issues injunction in skill games lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking the enforcement of a law that banned a type of electronic betting machine that had proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state. The injunction puts the so-called skill...

Sports betting ads: Industry weighs how much is too much?

Dec. 02, 2021 16:14 PM EST

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — If you've turned on a television in the last three years, chances are you've been inundated with advertisements for sports betting, and not only during game broadcasts. Commercials featuring an emperor addressing the masses, a woman urging bettors...

Sports betting underway at 8 Louisiana casinos; more planned

Nov. 22, 2021 12:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Eight Louisiana casinos have started accepting bets on live-action sporting events, and seven more applications for sports wagering licenses from casinos are pending, according to the head of the state's gambling regulatory board. The Advocate...

Idled North Carolina sports wagering legislation reemerges

Nov. 04, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate legislation to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina reemerged in the House on Thursday, as a committee voted to advance the measure with support that doesn't cut neatly along party lines. The legislation attempts to take...

Proposal to allow betting on NJ college sports rejected

Nov. 03, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Gamblers in New Jersey will still won’t be able to bet on — or against — Rutgers, Seton Hall, Princeton and other college sports teams as a result of voters rejecting a ballot measure that would have allowed such bets. Voters rejected a...

Kickoff: Sports betting licenses issued to Louisiana casinos

Oct. 31, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Four state-licensed casinos in Louisiana were able to kick off sports betting at their locations Sunday, after winning approval for their licensing applications from state gambling regulators. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns told...

Missouri teams push ballot measures to allow sports betting

Oct. 30, 2021 10:30 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri sports teams are trying to put a proposal to legalize sports betting on the ballot, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Friday. A Jefferson City lawyer this week filed nine ballot proposals on the issue on behalf of the St. Louis...

California wins $3.5M payoff in illegal gambling lawsuit

Oct. 28, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A company that made and operated casino-style games used for illegal gambling will pay $3.5 million and permanently stop its California operations under a court settlement announced Thursday. Pong Game Studios Corp. agreed to settle a lawsuit that...

US industry wonders: What should tomorrow's casino floor be?

Oct. 25, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Walk into a casino today, and chances are it won’t look that much different than it did in the 1942 movie “Casablanca” when Humphrey Bogart made his way through the gambling tables in the smoke-filled room. Sure, the slot machines are...