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Measure would remove voters from deciding gambling expansion

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters would no longer be required to decide whether to allow new forms of gambling in the state, under a measure approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. The Senate voted 46-1 for the constitutional amendment. If the House approves, Maryland voters would still have the final...

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who is convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Trump pardons ex-San Francisco 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr.

Feb. 18, 2020 1:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. DeBartolo, who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s dynasty,...

Sports gambling bill passes Washington state House

Feb. 14, 2020 12:46 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill allowing sports gambling in Washington's tribal casinos was approved by the state House. The 83-14 Thursday night vote on House Bill 2638 came just two days after a House Appropriations Committee agreed to forward it onward. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Strom Peterson,...

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018. file photo, Team Stephen center Joel Embiid, left, of the Philadelphia 76ers. leaps for the tipoff won by Team LeBron forward Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans, during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles. The NBA has changed the format of its All-Star Game and basketball purists are skeptical. The betting industry is curious. The changes could spark more in-game betting, which is popular in Europe but not as much in the U.S. Or, perhaps bettors will sit this one out, unsure of what to expect. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

Place your bet: New NBA All-Star format could attract action

Feb. 13, 2020 4:13 PM EST

While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year's new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry. This year the league's annual showcase is essentially multiple games within the game, which might entice more fans to get in on the action while...

Casino developer sues Illinois gaming board over data breach

Feb. 12, 2020 3:54 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A video gambling operator who was denied approval to open a casino-racetrack near Chicago is suing the Illinois Gaming Board, alleging that one of its employees illegally accessed sensitive information about him and his company and leaked it to three federal agencies. Rick Heidner, the...

This June 20, 2019 photo shows gamblers playing slot machines at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released by state gambling regulators on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, show New Jersey's gambling industry won more than $300 million in January 2020 on casino games, internet gambling and sports betting, an increase of nearly 31% from January 2019. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Super Bowl run-up helps boost NJ gambling revenue

Feb. 12, 2020 3:35 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Betting on the NFL playoffs in the run-up to the Super Bowl, along with soaring internet gambling revenue and a solid month at Atlantic City's brick-and-mortar casinos led to an increase in New Jersey's gambling revenue of more than 30% in January. Figures released Wednesday by...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Feb. 12, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ Feb. 8 The Ashland Daily Independent on legislation that would make sports betting legal in Kentucky: Nine states legalized sports betting in 2019 to bring the total to 20. Is Kentucky next? Ohio? The race is on. Or, at least, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear hopes it is...

Bill to allow sports betting advances to state House floor

Feb. 12, 2020 12:35 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The chance to bet on sporting events is a step closer to reality in Washington state after a House appropriations committee approved a bill allowing tribal casinos to offer such bets. The committee voted 25-7 on Tuesday to send the bill to the full House for a vote before the session ends on...

Maine Legislature sustains governor's veto of sports betting

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers did not muster enough support Tuesday to override a veto of a sports betting proposal, and the governor urged lawmakers to “slow down" and see how it plays out in other states. The 85-57 vote in the Maine House fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to...

Senate approves sports betting item on November ballot

Feb. 11, 2020 5:15 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Senate passed a measure on Tuesday that would let voters decide whether to allow sports betting in the state. The measure goes next to the House. If they approve, the November ballot will include a question on whether to allow sports betting in Deadwood. A similar...