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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...

Minnesota budget deals remain elusive near end of session

May. 20, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers couldn't find common ground on several budget bills Friday as the end of their legislative season rapidly approached. Democratic House Speaker Melissa Hortman, of Brooklyn Park, said tax committee chairs have made “fantastic progress”...

Minnesota sports betting bill advances as budget items stall

May. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A proposal to legalize sports betting survived a test Thursday amid lawmakers' efforts to pull together the pieces of a package to spend Minnesota's enormous budget surplus with just days remaining in the legislative session. The bill, authored by Republican...

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. ...

New Jersey casinos pass pre-pandemic revenue levels in April

May. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s casinos, horse tracks that offer sports betting and the online partners of both types of gambling outlets won $422 million from gamblers in April, up 20% from a year earlier, figures released Monday show. And the casinos’ core business,...

Opening nears for Reno-Sparks' first new casino in 26 years

May. 15, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — The operator of the world’s largest sportsbook in Las Vegas is expanding into northern Nevada this year as part of a collaboration with what will be the first new casino built in Reno-Sparks in more than a quarter century. Circa Sports secured a deal with...

Americans bet $125B on sports in 4 years since legalization

May. 13, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Americans have bet more than $125 billion on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it. On Saturday's anniversary of the decision in a case brought by New Jersey,...

Kansas legalizes sports betting, then gets sued by casino

May. 12, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legalized sports betting Thursday, only to be sued almost immediately by the operator of a state-owned casino that could offer the new wagering over an unrelated part of the law designed to revive a long-closed greyhound track in its area. Democratic Gov....

Minnesota lawmakers remain at odds over sports betting bill

May. 12, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers remain at odds over sports betting legalization as the House prepared to take up a proposal despite a lack of support in the Senate. The House bill, authored by Democratic Rep. Zack Stephenson, of Coon Rapids, would put Minnesota's Native...

It will take time to create Maine sports betting regulations

May. 08, 2022 09:06 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is joining a group of more than 30 states that allow sports betting, but the first legal wagers may not happen until 2024. Milton Champion, executive director of Maine’s gambling control unit, told the Bangor Daily News that he won’t cut any corners...