English FA charges Paul Scholes with betting on games
LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association has charged Paul Scholes with breaching gambling rules by betting on games.
The FA alleges the former Manchester United and England midfielder...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday gave the U.S. Justice Department two weeks to clarify its stance on laws regulating internet gambling after hearing arguments from New Hampshire...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to reverse its struggles, one Atlantic City casino is reversing its name.
The Ocean Resort Casino is now calling itself the Ocean Casino Resort. The change...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sports and horse wagering may soon be available for visitors to the two Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian casinos in western North Carolina.
Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before.
Lottery lawsuit looms over budget writing
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers are writing the state budget without knowing whether they can rely on a key source of revenue, but the state attorney general hopes the question will...
Biloxi House wants to build 300-room casino on coast
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Another casino may be in the cards for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Local media reported that Biloxi House LLC has filed an application with the Mississippi Gaming...
BOSTON (AP) — One of Boston's largest tech companies is moving into a new corporate headquarters.
Sports betting company DraftKings is unveiling its new headquarters in downtown Boston...
Pennsylvania sports betting flattens in third full month
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The third full month of legal sports betting in Pennsylvania saw gambling flatten.
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board said gamblers bet $31.5 million in February at...
Sports betting at upstate NY casinos can begin in May
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Upstate New York casinos authorized to offer sports gambling could be accepting wagers by Memorial Day weekend.
The state Gaming Commission formally posted its rules for...
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local):
Betting on March Madness is starting with many gamblers throwing their weight behind Duke and...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico House of Representatives has endorsed a bill that would halt plans to create a state lottery game tied to the outcome of sports.
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next...
Gambling, tobacco groups among top spenders on lobbying
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — New lobbying reports show that gambling, tobacco, utility and marijuana groups are among the top spenders on lobbying so far this session in Maine.
Alabama church returns $25,000 gift from casino
WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama church damaged by a tornado is returning a $25,000 donation from a casino because it doesn't support gambling.
The pastor of the First Baptist Church of Wetumpka, James Troglen, tells WSFA-TV that church members voted Sunday to return the contribution from Wind Creek Casinos.
New Jersey, Pennsylvania oppose online gambling shift
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The attorneys general of Pennsylvania and New Jersey have registered their objection to a Department of Justice legal opinion that could affect online gambling.
The opinion last month indicated federal laws against interstate transmission of gambling information could apply to online gambling. That reversed a 2011 DOJ opinion.
To watch Asian Cup final, some fans had to pay betting sites
LONDON (AP) — At Qatar's embassy in London, a screening of the Asian Cup final used a feed from the country's sports network. Qataris in the rest of Britain had to give money to betting companies to view the nation win its first major soccer title.
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceMobile App Will Be Available For BettorsApril 14, 2019
- WRAL-TV'Bracket bill' would make sports betting pools legal in NCMarch 24, 2019
- The Times-TribuneSportsbook Opening At Casino NearMarch 14, 2019
- Houston ChronicleGambling for good: Cy-Fair Rotary to host Casino Night fundraiserMarch 11, 2019
NASCAR bans drivers, team members from betting on races
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has banned all drivers and team members from betting on its races as part of new gambling guidelines established in this season's rulebook.
Wayne Newton celebrates 60 years in Las Vegas with new show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there.
Six decades later — with more than 30,000 live shows on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip alone — Newton is kicking off a new series of shows in the gambling mecca.
Soccer great Hagi’s club fires player for gambling issues
CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) — Gheorghe Hagi's soccer club in Romania says it has terminated a player's contract for gambling on games.
Viitorul Constanta, which is owned and coached by the former Romania great, had previously said it suspended Mihai Vodut while verifying media reports of his betting.
Nebraska commission considers historical horse race betting
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska commission will consider approving a race track's request to allow wagering on historical horse races, even as the state attorney general challenges its legality.
The Nebraska Racing Commission this week revisited a request from Fonner Park in Grand Island to allow historical horse racing, which allows gamblers to bet on previously run races, though the identities of horses and riders are changed.
NJ probes $1M sports gambling tourney with bet timing issues
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are looking into a sports betting tournament held over the weekend in which some competitors were unable to make bets on an NFL playoff game, costing them a shot at a $1 million top prize.
The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday it is reviewing the DraftKings tournament that is the first high profile tournament of its kind since sports betting was legalized in New Jersey.
NFL parlays with Caesars as sponsor minus sports betting
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football.
The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years, a person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced specific terms.
Sports betting may seem easy. It’s not. Here’s why
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Wanna bet on sports?
First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you.
Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. So here are some of the basics — as well as some more esoteric aspects — of betting on sports.
Sports betting to begin at 2nd casino in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sports betting is coming to a second Rhode Island casino.
Twin River Casino says sports betting will launch at its Tiverton location Monday afternoon. Tiverton is close to the state line with Massachusetts.
Twin River began offering sports betting at its Lincoln location last week. It was the first New England casino to accept bets on professional sports.
US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it.
In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to sports betting providers in the U.S.
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FanDuel inks deals with NHL, Devils for sports bets, fantasy
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The wall that professional sports leagues in the U.S. fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble.
The four major pro sports leagues fought New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — and ended in May with all 50 states winning the right to offer sports betting.
Jets, MGM Resorts announce gaming deal partnership
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and MGM Resorts International have agreed on a multiyear deal that is the first of its kind in the NFL.
With the announcement Wednesday, MGM Resorts is now the official gaming partner of the Jets. The agreement is the most comprehensive and integrated gaming partnership in the league, and the first to go beyond a casino sponsorship.
Illinois lawmaker works on sports gambling bill
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports gambling in Illinois likely won't be put before the General Assembly until next year, according to a state lawmaker.
Albania to relocate casinos, betting shops to city outskirts
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's government says it will relocate all casinos and betting shops out of residential areas to curb their spread, especially in the capital Tirana.
Prime Minister Edi Rama said Tuesday that by Dec. 31 all casinos, including shops taking bets on sports and animal races, will need to be closed and move to city outskirts.
City streets in Albania, one of the poorest countries in Europe, are filled with sport betting shops.
NJ probes FanDuel refusal to pay $82K on wrong football odds
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gambling regulators are investigating whether FanDuel's sports book should pay out more than $82,000 to a man who was given exorbitant odds for the Denver Broncos to win Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Mississippi says $9.8 million wagered on sports in 1st month
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day.
State Gaming Commission Director Allen Godfrey says that's the total amount bet in the first 34 days of wagering in Mississippi.
Casinos earn about 5 percent off bets, and Mississippi gets an 8 percent tax on the casino's take.
Groups seek again to legalize casinos at Nebraska tracks
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Groups that want to legalize casinos at Nebraska horse racing tracks are teaming up for another effort.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's chief gambling regulator says three of the state's 15 riverboat casinos have indicated interest in moving their properties onshore, under a law passed earlier this year.
Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, said Monday the rules allowing riverboats to move onto land will be ready by year's end.