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Louisiana casino plans to move ashore by 2024

Sep. 17, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A riverboat casino in Louisiana's capital city has been given approval to move onto land. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board this week unanimously approved the casino’s request to move off of its aging gambling boat and into the casino’s atrium, news...

Demolition starts at 2 Station Casinos sites in Vegas area

Sep. 12, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Demolition has begun at two Las Vegas-area casino properties that remained shuttered since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. A spokesman for Station Casinos declined to comment about work that began Monday at Texas Station in North Las Vegas and...

Online bets surge as NFL kicks off, indicating a busy year

Sep. 09, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The level of online betting activity on Thursday night's NFL kickoff game surged 77% over the level from last year's opener, according to a company that most of the legal U.S. sports betting industry uses to verify that its customers are where they say they are. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Sep. 06, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. September 1, 2022. Editorial: Hey Kansas Chiefs fans: Will you be more concerned about your bets than the team now? Kansas formally enters the sports wagering world Thursday, with a “soft launch” of state-sponsored, privately-operated betting on...

Legalized sports betting begins in Kansas with 'soft launch'

Sep. 01, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legalized sports betting arrived in Kansas on Thursday, with wagers being taken at state-owned casinos and via mobile apps. The “soft launch” of sports betting in Kansas comes after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill in May that the...

Las Vegas man indicted in Ponzi betting scheme out of Ohio

Aug. 11, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man is facing federal charges for allegedly bilking dozens of Ohio residents out of millions of dollars in a sports betting Ponzi scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Ohio announced that 49-year-old Matthew Turnipseede was...

New Hard Rock Atlantic City boss looks past his casino walls

Aug. 09, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — At 11:30 on a Saturday night, Anthony Faranca was meeting with a group of cleaning workers at the Hard Rock casino before they started their shift, introducing himself, asking about their jobs and about themselves. It was a telling indication of how...

Massachusetts lawmakers reach compromise on sports betting

Aug. 01, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports...

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

Jul. 29, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intense summer thunderstorms that drenched parts of Las Vegas — causing water to cascade from casino ceilings and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area — were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that may repeat through the weekend, a National Weather...

$1.1B Mega Millions jackpot among largest prizes ever

Jul. 28, 2022 20:46 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — At over $1 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is among the largest lottery prizes ever up for grabs, making it the latest focus of lotteries that have been conducted in the U.S. and around the world for centuries. Only two prizes have grown larger than the...