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Oregon Lottery games offline for Portland, coast after fires

Sep. 23, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Lottery games in Portland and on the coast went dark after damage caused by wildfires. Matt Shelby, an Oregon Lottery spokesperson, said 95 retailers in the Portland area and 25 on the northern Oregon coast lost connection to lottery games when fires damaged the Century Link...

CORRECTS TO $2 BILLION, NOT 1.9 BILLION AS ORIGINALLY SENT - FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, the sun sets behind Allegiant Stadium, home of the Las Vegas Raiders football team, in Las Vegas. The NFL is opening in Sin City, something even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on happening. But on Monday night, Sept. 21, 2020,  the gamble pays off when the Raiders meet the New Orleans Saints in the opening game of the glittering $2 billion stadium that Raiders owner Mark Davis dubbed the Death Star.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Raiders ready for big opening act on Las Vegas Strip

Sep. 18, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Death Star comes alive for the first time Monday night in a prime-time debut that just a few years ago would have been unimaginable. The NFL in Sin City. Even the bookies in this gambling city would never have bet on this happening. It took a seismic shift in philosophy from a league...

New York Giants reach multi-year deal with DraftKings.

Sep. 16, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — With games being played in stadiums with no fans and revenue reduced, the New York Giants have reached a multi-year arrangement with DraftKings, making the Boston-based company the official sports betting, i-gaming and daily fantasy operator of the NFL team. The Giants and the...

FILE - This June 23, 2019, file photo shows Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. A $17.3 billion buyout creating the world's biggest casino company has final regulatory approval. The New Jersey state Casino Control Commission voted Friday, July 17, 2020 to let Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. (L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

William Hill becomes official ESPN odds supplier

Sep. 14, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The William Hill betting chain will become the official odds supplier for ESPN across all its platforms in a deal announced Monday that expands the bookmaker's reach online and on air. As part of the deal, fans will be able to directly link to William Hill’s sports betting apps in...

Customers line up to place wagers in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Sept. 9, 2018. The coronavirus outbreak has added new wrinkles for bettors this year, but even so, the nation's sportsbooks expect a record year of bets on football in 2020 from an antsy public that has been cooped up for months amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Gamblers factoring virus into their football bets this fall

Sep. 9, 2020 10:07 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's a new factor in play for gamblers looking to bet on football this fall: In addition to point spreads, home-field advantage (or this year, the lack thereof) and the weather, bettors are taking the coronavirus into account before plunking down their cash. In a year in which...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston.  DraftKings shares jumped 4% in morning trading, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 after announcing that basketball legend Michael Jordan would take an ownership stake in the company in exchange for becoming a special adviser to the sports betting site.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Michael Jordan gets stake in DraftKings for advisory role

Sep. 2, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — DraftKings had a big bounce on Wall Street Wednesday on news that basketball legend Michael Jordan is taking an ownership stake in the sports betting site. Jordan is getting stock in DraftKings in exchange for providing “guidance and strategic advice” to the...

Betting on European stocks as the global economy reopens

Aug. 27, 2020 6:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of Europe remains off limits to American tourists because of the pandemic, but the region is looking like an attractive destination for stock investors. While eurozone stocks remain in a slump relative to the U.S. stock market’s record-shattering rebound, they could be poised...