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Yard of Picks: Indy boosts gambling ties with sports lounge

May. 27, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Kertis browsed a list of Indianapolis 500 favorites -- call it, a yard of picks -- on his phone and the potential bettor found his choice. The Indy resident just needed to brush up on Alex Palou before he tapped the screen. “I don’t bet IndyCar all the...

College sports eye gambling money amid safeguard concerns

May. 26, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA stance against gambling on sports by its athletes and those who work in college athletics is summed up simply by the slogan on the posters the association provides to its member schools: "Don't Bet On It." The rules have been unambiguous for...

Northern Kentucky incumbents ousted in legislative primary

May. 18, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three prominent Kentucky House Republicans were defeated in bruising GOP primaries that reflected growing pains within the state's dominant political party. Several other incumbent GOP lawmakers successfully fended off tough challenges on Tuesday. ...

Vegas Strip resort surprises 5,400 workers with $5K bonuses

May. 11, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joyous bedlam erupted Wednesday at an employee appreciation and awards buffet at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas when the resort chief executive announced that all 5,400 people who work there will receive a $5,000 bonus. “It’s amazing!” said Edgar Rives, a cook...

Unclaimed $90,000 jackpot prize sold in Lake Charles

May. 03, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A $90,000 jackpot won by someone who played the Louisiana Lottery's Easy 5 game in December remains unclaimed, lottery officials said. The winning ticket for the Dec. 1 drawing was purchased at Tobacco Place in Lake Charles and is set to expire on May 30,...

Gambling machines seized from suspected storefront casinos

May. 03, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

DAVISON, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have seized 100 gambling machines and devices from two suspected storefront casinos in the Flint area. Raids were conducted Wednesday in Davison and Burton following an investigation by the state Attorney General's office and the Michigan Gaming...

Tax break helps sports betting companies reduce obligations

May. 02, 2022 10:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has collected tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue since legalized sports betting debuted last year, despite a tax break for betting companies that helps reduce their obligation. The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently reviewed Virginia Lottery...

Column: Draft cements the marriage of Las Vegas and NFL

Apr. 27, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL brings the traveling circus that is its draft to a city where nothing — including 300-pound football players posing with showgirls and circus clowns above the Bellagio hotel fountains — is too outlandish. As the draft begins Thursday, the marriage...

Browns team with gaming giant Bally's as betting partner

Apr. 26, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are going all in on sports betting. The team announced a long-term partnership Tuesday with Bally's Interactive, a division of Bally's Corp., that makes the gaming leader the official sports betting partner of the NFL team. As part of the...

Beshear: Ready to explore action on medical marijuana issue

Apr. 07, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — If a bill legalizing medical marijuana doesn't reach his desk, Gov. Andy Beshear says he's ready to consider taking action himself to give some ailing Kentuckians access to medicinal cannabis. The Democratic governor's comments Thursday reflected his growing...