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This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it

Bally's buys sports betting tech company, closes AC purchase

Nov. 19, 2020 11:51 AM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bally's Corp. has purchased a sports betting technology company for $125 million and has finalized the purchase of a casino in Atlantic City. The transactions, both announced Wednesday night, give the Rhode Island company formerly known as Twin River Worldwide Holdings a solid...

A man wears a face shield while playing a slot machine at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on July 2, 2020. A report released Nov. 16, 2020 by the national trade association for the U.S. casino industry found that America's casinos won 81% of the amount of money during the third quarter of this year that they did in the third quarter of 2019, when there was no virus pandemic. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

US casinos recovering from virus, but challenges remain

Nov. 16, 2020 3:57 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's casinos are recovering from months of closures necessitated by the coronavirus outbreak, having regained 81% of the gambling revenue they saw in the third quarter of last year, the casinos' trade association said Monday. But that recovery is threatened in places as the...

FILE - In this May 29, 2014 photo, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell sits behind his desk at the government center in Mashpee, Mass. Cromwell and the owner of a Rhode Island architecture firm were arrested Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, and charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe's plans to build a resort casino in Taunton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

Tribe chairman charged with bribery in casino development

Nov. 13, 2020 10:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The longtime chairman of a Massachusetts tribe and an architecture firm owner have been charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe’s plans to build a resort casino, federal prosecutors said Friday. Cedric Cromwell is accused of using his position as chairman of the Mashpee...

In this Jan. 29, 2020 photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators released figures showing that the state's red-hot sports betting market had set a new national record for the most money wagered on sports for the third month in a row, taking in over $803 million worth of bets. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

New Jersey sets U.S. sport bet record for 3rd month at $803M

Nov. 13, 2020 2:52 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's red-hot sports betting market set the national record for the highest amount wagered on sports for the third month in a row in October with over $803 million plunked down by gamblers. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gambling Enforcement show that...

FILE  - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Mike White gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Unlike a year ago, Florida begins the season unranked and won’t have nearly as much hype. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Florida tweaks schedule again, now opening with UMass Lowell

Nov. 12, 2020 4:14 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is shuffling its basketball schedule again. Having already been forced to replace their home-opening opponent, the Gators will now face a different team to start the season. Florida said Thursday it will open against UMass Lowell instead of Maine on Nov. 25 at a resort...

FILE  - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Florida coach Mike White gestures during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia in Athens, Ga. Unlike a year ago, Florida begins the season unranked and won’t have nearly as much hype. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

White, Gators want to 'reduce noise,' improve culture

Nov. 11, 2020 3:02 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s motto for this season: reduce the noise. It’s White’s way of trying to keep his players better focused and more grounded after a year in which they struggled to handle a top-10 preseason ranking and lofty expectations that had some...

Supporters of President Donald Trump chant and wave flags outside the Versailles Cuban restaurant during an Election Night celebration, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. Trump and his Republican allies made significant inroads with Latino voters in Tuesday’s election, alarming some Democrats who warned that immigration politics alone was not enough to hold their edge with the nation’s largest minority group. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Confounding Democrats, Trump makes inroads with Latinos

Nov. 6, 2020 1:09 AM EST

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies made significant inroads with Latino voters in Tuesday’s election, alarming some Democrats who warned that immigration politics alone was not enough to hold their edge with the nation’s largest minority group. Trump's strong performance with Cuban...

This Oct. 1, 2020, photo shows the exterior of Bally's casino in Atlantic City, N.J. On Nov. 4, 2020, officials with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, a Rhode Island firm that's buying Bally's for $25 million, said they can make it

Twin River OK'd to run Bally's and renovate it quickly

Nov. 5, 2020 12:06 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators gave approval Thursday to a Rhode Island company to operate Bally's casino and quickly invest in renovations and repairs to Atlantic City's poorest-performing gambling hall. The New Jersey Casino Control Commission allowed Twin River Worldwide...

A woman plays a slot machine at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. on July 2, 2020. The U.S. gambling industry was a big winner at the polls on Nov. 3, 2020, with three states authorizing sports betting and three others either authorizing or expanding casino gambling. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Jackpot! Expansion of gambling in the US wins big at polls

Nov. 4, 2020 1:31 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. gambling industry won big at the polls Tuesday, with three states authorizing legal sports betting and three others either approving or expanding casino gambling. Maryland, South Dakota and Louisiana approved sports betting. That sets up a situation in which by the end...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, a gambler makes bets on the upcoming Super Bowl at Bally's casino in Atlantic City N.J. The online sports betting company FanDuel will open an in-person sports book at Bally's casino in Atlantic City once the casino's sale to a Rhode Island company is finalized. FanDuel told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, that it has plans for a temporary sports betting facility in the casino before the end of the year, and will build a permanent sports book on the center of the casino floor next spring. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

FanDuel to open sports book in Bally's Atlantic City

Oct. 28, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The online sports betting company FanDuel will open an in-person sports book at Bally's casino in Atlantic City once the casino's sale to a Rhode Island company is finalized. When that happens, all nine Atlantic City casinos will have on-location sports books as New Jersey vies...