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Michigan moves high school football to spring due to virus

Aug. 14, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan High School Athletic Association on Friday moved the football season to next spring but said other fall sports would proceed as scheduled during the coronavirus pandemic. The move came days after the Big Ten postponed all fall sports and said it hoped to make them up in...

Court hears high-stakes Kentucky 'historical racing' case

Aug. 14, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Supreme Court delved into a high-stakes case over the legality of “historical horse racing" machines that are lucrative moneymakers for racetracks and the thoroughbred industry. Attorneys for racing interests and The Family Foundation argued Friday over the...

FILE - In this June 4, 2020, file photo, a woman plays an electronic slot machine at at the reopening of the Bellagio hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard. The American Gaming Association on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, reported a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenues for the second quarter of 2020. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Trade group report: Gambling economy hit hard by coronavirus

Aug. 13, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The coronavirus and efforts to fight it have hit U.S. casinos and legal gambling businesses hard, leading to a nearly 79% drop in commercial gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020, the industry's trade association reported Thursday. “COVID-19 has undoubtedly posed the most...

Stitt seeks another hearing in tribal gaming agreements case

Aug. 12, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is seeking another hearing before the state Supreme Court regarding its recent ruling on tribal gaming compacts that deemed the state's agreements with two Native American tribes invalid. The state's high court determined last month that Stitt's compacts with...

Gary Royster of Atlantic City holds up a wad of cash he used to gamble at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City on July 2, 2020, the day the casino reopened after being shut down for months amid the coronavirus outbreak. New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus reopening

Aug. 12, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity. Figures released Wednesday by the state...

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

Aug. 12, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state. DraftKings Sportsbook at The Brook was opening Wednesday in Seabrook. Sports fans will...

FILE - In this July 9, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. A federal judge has ruled that Oklahoma's tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, 2020, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Federal judge: Oklahoma tribal gaming accords renewed Jan. 1

Jul. 28, 2020 2:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Oklahoma’s tribal gaming compacts automatically renewed on Jan. 1, handing a victory to the tribes who sued Gov. Kevin Stitt to renew them. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy DeGiusti rejected Stitt’s argument that the compacts —...

Pennsylvania casino revenues down 18%, hammered by pandemic

Jul. 16, 2020 4:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pandemic-related shutdowns in Pennsylvania, the nation's No. 2 commercial gambling state, helped knock casino revenue down by 18%, state regulators reported Thursday, and it would have been much worse without the advent of online gambling and sports betting. Revenue from regulated...

This Feb. 22, 2019 photo shows chips piled in a corner of a table at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. between games. New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $97.5 million in June, a decline of 65.6% from a year earlier during the final month of being closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ June gambling revenue down 65.6% amid virus closure

Jul. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The final month of coronavirus-mandated closures for New Jersey's casinos and racetracks was predictably bad. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement show the nine casinos and two horse tracks that offer sports betting won $97.5 million in June,...

Neb. state Sen. Anna Wishart of Lincoln, center, who co-chaired the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign committee, speaks in front of the State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., Thursday, July 2, 2020. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign said they've gathered 182,000 signatures from all 93 counties to allow the drug for medicinal use. To qualify for the ballot, the campaign needed to turn in more than 121,000 valid signatures, representing more than 10% of the voters in the state. Campaign officials also needed to collect signatures from at least 5% of voters in at least 38 Nebraska counties.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Medical marijuana, gambling likely headed to Nebraska ballot

Jul. 2, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska voters will likely get to weigh in on measures to legalize medical marijuana and casino gambling after advocates for both causes announced Thursday that they have enough signatures to put them on the November ballot. Organizers of the Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana campaign...