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North Carolina sports betting legislation falters in House

Jun. 22, 2022 21:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that would have authorized sports betting across all of North Carolina fell apart late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives and liberal Democrats. ...

NC sports gambling advances in House as session winds down

Jun. 21, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina pressed forward Tuesday in the state House, nearly a year after a measure that would make such betting lawful cleared the Senate. A divided House judiciary committee voted for...

Cruise ships adding sports betting options for passengers

Jun. 17, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

The fast-growing legal sports betting industry is extending its reach to the middle of the ocean. BetMGM and Carnival Corporation announced a deal Friday to put sports books on more than 50 U.S.-based ships. The arrangement will allow betting while the ships are at sea...

NJ casino, sports & online gambling revenue up 15% in May

Jun. 16, 2022 16:36 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 $430.6 million from gamblers in May, up 15% from a year earlier, figures released Thursday show. And the casinos’ core business,...

McMaster, Cunningham win primaries; to face off in November

Jun. 15, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday, setting up a November showdown with Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who easily defeated his opponent in the primary. Cunningham has touted the fact that he is the only Democrat...

Colorado audit: More regulation of sports betting needed

Jun. 14, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators haven't completed background checks for a majority of internet operators in the state's nascent sports betting industry, possibly allowing operators with criminal backgrounds or financial conflicts of interest to operate, a state audit has found. ...

Arizona sports gamblers bet a record $692 million in March

Jun. 06, 2022 17:32 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizonans boosted their sports betting by more than 40% in March from the prior month to $692 million, more than they have spent at any point since the the pastime became legal last year. Sports gamblers won back all but $39 million of that money, according to data...

On the hook: Angels' Trout still fantasy commish, for now

Jun. 01, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Trout’s future, he admits, is very much in doubt. Not as a baseball great. As the commissioner of a fantasy football league that’s suddenly gotten a lot of attention. “Am I going to resign? I haven’t made that decision,” the Los Angeles...

Workers picket outside Atlantic City casino, seeking raises

Jun. 01, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J,. (AP) — Hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers picketed outside the Tropicana on Wednesday, as the union for employees at nine casinos is pushing for a new contract giving them a share of gambling halls' post-COVID recovery. The picketing comes at an uncertain...

Commission: Legalized sports gambling in Ohio begins Jan. 1

Jun. 01, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legalized sports betting in Ohio will officially begin Jan. 1, the state Casino Control Commission announced Wednesday. A bill signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine in December set Jan. 1 as a deadline, but some groups pushed for starting earlier to allow for...