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Councilmember's cousin listed as CEO of company for contract

Jul. 19, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The cousin of a D.C. council member is listed as chief executive of a business that would receive $3 million under a controversial no-bid sports gambling contract. D.C. officials awarded Intralot the sole-source contract to manage the online sports betting program. The Washington Post...

New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period

Jul. 18, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis. A brief from the Legislature's nonpartisan watchdog agency shows a 10% decline from 2012-2018 in annual revenues that are...

Connecticut slot revenue down again amid growing competition

Jul. 17, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Revenue generated by slot machines at Connecticut's two casinos continued a steady decline in June, down for the 12th consecutive month amid new regional competition. Foxwoods Resort Casino reports it made $35.3 million in slot machine revenue last month, almost 12% less than the...

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

Jul. 16, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...

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...

The Latest: Ed Orgeron, LSU facing championship expectations

Jul. 15, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 5:45 p.m. LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows what needs to happen if the Tigers want to make that jump. The 58-year-old said LSU must "get better at the lines of...

Sankey talks link between sports gambling, mental health

Jul. 15, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized betting on college sports. Sankey opened the league's media days Monday with plenty to say about sports gambling and continuing efforts...

DC councilman accused of trading power for backing

Jul. 15, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Washington, D.C., Council is accused of trading roles and responsibilities to other council members in exchange for backing. The Washington Post reports Chair Phil Mendelson is accused of using the quid pro quo to pass a no-bid sports betting and lottery contract and...

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...

New Hampshire legalizes sports betting

Jul. 12, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire became the latest state to legalize sports gambling on Friday, and Gov. Chris Sununu said he's eager to place the first bet. The Republican signed into law a measure that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games...