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US industry wonders: What should tomorrow's casino floor be?

Oct. 25, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Walk into a casino today, and chances are it won’t look that much different than it did in the 1942 movie “Casablanca” when Humphrey Bogart made his way through the gambling tables in the smoke-filled room. Sure, the slot machines are...

Arizona collects over $1,500 in fantasy sports tax in August

Oct. 25, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona collected just under $1,600 in tax revenue during the first four days of fantasy sports contests after they became legal in August. The Arizona Department of Gaming on Monday reported the first revenue figures from sports gambling authorized by...

Another fantasy sports betting firm gets Louisiana license

Oct. 21, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A second company is receiving a state license to run fantasy sports betting operations in the nearly three-quarters of Louisiana parishes where voters authorized the activity. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board voted unanimously Thursday for...

Column: Sports betting becoming more of a sure thing

Oct. 21, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — No one needed official evidence but it came anyway from the state of New Jersey, where people apparently really like to bet on sports. They put more than $1 billion on their favorites in September, the first time that has happened since the state legalized sports betting a...

NFL is kicking off $6.2M responsible betting campaign

Oct. 20, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NFL is spending $6.2 million to help expand programs to prevent or treat problem gambling across the country. The league is launching a responsible betting initiative aimed at getting fans to set limits on their wagers, understand the...

Thousands of online, sports bets placed on Conn.'s 1st day

Oct. 19, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Thousands of virtual bets started being placed early Tuesday, the first day that online sports wagering and casino games were made available to all eligible adults within Connecticut. Rodney Butler, chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, owners of Foxwoods...

Connecticut online sports betting set to fully begin Tuesday

Oct. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

Connecticut regulators announced Monday that online sports wagering and online casino games can begin in earnest within hours, now that a seven-day limited “soft launch” of the state's newest forms of wagering has been successfully completed. Three organizations —...

New Jersey has its first $1 billion month in sports betting

Oct. 18, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting industry became the first in the United States to take in more than a billion dollars' worth of bets in a single month, in September, as football season sent more gamblers to sports books and, crucially, their phones, according to...

Game day future: 3D replays, gambling, no parking lots

Oct. 16, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As the world stood still for extended stretches during the first 18 months of the coronavirus pandemic, so did the stadiums, arenas and ballparks where screams and cheers (and boos) from thousands of sports spectators once echoed in collective euphoria. ...

Tennessee sports betting panel picks executive director

Oct. 15, 2021 04:15 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A panel that regulates sports betting in Tennessee has selected an executive director. On Thursday, the Sports Wagering Advisory Council voted to select Mary Beth Thomas for the position. Thomas currently serves as the...