Latest Sports betting News

Another record month for sports betting in NJ: $487M in bets

Nov. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s sports betting industry set another monthly record in October for the amount bet as gamblers plunked down close to a half-billion dollars while baseball’s playoffs and World Series, football, basketball and hockey were all on the betting board. Figures...

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...

Iowa Greyhound Park bets rise again, but future still dicey

Nov. 12, 2019 10:50 AM EST

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Betting on races at Iowa Greyhound Park in Dubuque rose by 14% this year, but the park's future and that of greyhound racing still look dicey. Wagering at the park and other facilities on the Dubuque races is up for the fourth year in a row, according to figures for this year's season,...

New Jersey casinos taking bets on video tournament industry

Nov. 7, 2019 10:22 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and racetracks are now taking bets on competitive video game tournaments, looking to expand the state's fast-growing sports betting industry to the $1 billion video tournament market. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval Thursday to wagering...

Column: NFL riding wave of sports betting

Nov. 7, 2019 2:54 PM EST

Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to escape Monday night, which is more than most members of the Giants can do before their season is mercifully over. That's life midway through the NFL's 100th...

Colorado voters narrowly approve legalized sports betting

Nov. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado became the 19th U.S. state to legalize some form of sports betting as election officials tallied Wednesday a surprisingly close vote in which ballots for the measure narrowly surpassed "no" votes. More than 1.3 million Coloradans voted Tuesday on Proposition DD, a bipartisan ballot...

Colorado voters approve ballot measure legalizing sports betting and taxing it to help fund water conservation

Nov. 6, 2019 4:33 PM EST
DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters approve ballot measure legalizing sports betting and taxing it to help fund water conservation.

5 New Hampshire cities approve sports betting locations

Nov. 6, 2019 11:58 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Five New Hampshire cities voted to allow sports betting locations, and two others have approved keno. The New Hampshire Lottery said the cities of Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester and Somersworth on Tuesday voted to permit the operation of physical sports book retail locations in...

Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 1:22 AM EST

Voters in the West took a dim view of taxes, while New Yorkers backed a new way to elect some of their leaders and a New Jersey city cracked down on Airbnb. Tucson voters seemed uninterested in becoming a sanctuary city, and those in Washington weighed whether to roll back limits on affirmative action. Across the...

Voters reject tax revenue issue, sports betting undecided

Nov. 6, 2019 1:08 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected a ballot measure Tuesday asking if the state could keep excess tax revenue, while a separate measure that would legalize sports betting was too close to call. Democrats who control the statehouse had referred the tax revenue measure, called Proposition...