Public comments sought on shaping Illinois sports betting
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Gaming Board is seeking comments and suggestions on shaping the state's newly legalized sports betting industry.
New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an analysis.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Revenue from regulated gambling in Pennsylvania climbed to a new record high above $3.3 billion in the just-completed fiscal year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The leaders of five of Oklahoma's most powerful tribal nations have approved a resolution denouncing the new Republican governor's plan to force negotiations for a bigger slice...
Oklahoma governor, tribes clash over casino gaming revenue
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders with Oklahoma's powerful Native American tribes are voicing frustration with the state's Republican governor after they say he caught them off guard with plans to...
AP Exchange: Reno gambling company poised to be US biggest
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the 1970s, Gary Carano wouldn't have imagined his family's company would one day be the talk of the gambling industry.
Louisiana Senate backs sports betting legalization bill
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana senators agreed Tuesday to legalize sports betting within the footprint of the state's casinos and racetracks, with the bill's sponsor arguing that gamblers...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana House has responded to a newspaper's report on private jet flights that Gov. Eric Holcomb got from a casino magnate by inserting a provision into a sweeping...
Pro leagues, gambling industry are now the happy couple
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — A year ago, Nevada was the only state where single-game sports bets were legal, and NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expected to be successful in persuading the Supreme Court to...
Cuomo says no dice on plan for new NYC-area casinos
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the odds of opening new casinos in the New York City area any time soon are not good.
The Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he's "skeptical"...
Nearly $2 billion in New Jersey sport bets in 9 months
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year.
Second New Mexico tribe launches sports betting
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A second New Mexico tribe is now offering sports betting.
Pojoaque Pueblo's Buffalo Thunder Casino opened its sports book Monday, joining Santa Ana Pueblo, which...
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hoping the burgeoning sports-gambling industry will help solve Illinois' budget troubles, but state lawmakers must first legalize expanded wagering after years...
Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event.
Senator: Chairman of Mohegan Tribal Council resigns
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state senator says Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin Brown has submitted his resignation citing undisclosed personal reasons.
Testimony: Sports betting must have problem gambling fund
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Legislature should be prepared to set aside money to treat problems that will result from legalizing sports betting in the state, lawmakers were told Monday.
Gov. Burgum won’t oppose, or push for legal sports betting
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum won't stand in the way of an attempt to bring legal sports betting to North Dakota but he won't advocate for it either, a spokesman said.
Deadwood group to ask lawmakers for sports betting amendment
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Four years after South Dakota enthusiastically voted to allow Deadwood casino patrons to play keno, craps and roulette, a gambling industry group plans to ask state lawmakers for a 2020 ballot measure to bring legal sports betting to the historic mining town.
Editorials from around New England
Editorials from around New England:
Connecticut policymakers find themselves in the same pickle that has confronted small-time bookies, Mafia dons and other crooks who prey on gambling addicts. A big operator moved into the neighborhood and promptly started scooping up business, leaving the previous gambling monopolists to fuss and fume.
When gambling goes haywire, you’re unlikely to catch a break
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When people gamble, things sometimes go wrong.
Roulette balls glance off the wheel onto the table. Slot machines jam. Online betting apps freeze. Dice go flying off the felt. And sometimes, the cards aren't shuffled correctly, or at all. Bettors have even lost payouts when the jockey fell off a winning horse before the finish line.
Pennsylvania’s ban on gambling contributions struck down
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struck down a Pennsylvania law that bars casino owners and others with a stake in the gambling industry from donating to political campaigns in the state, saying it is drawn so broadly that it is unconstitutional.
Nevada Gov. Sandoval to marry gambling industry veteran
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to marry a veteran of the gambling industry.
Sandoval's office announced Tuesday he will marry Lauralyn McCarthy on Saturday.
She has worked in the gambling industry for more than two decades, including at casino equipment manufacturers Aristocrat Technologies, Scientific Games and IGT. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Things to Know about 2 Atlantic City casino reopenings
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When four of Atlantic City's 12 casinos shut down in 2014 and a fifth followed two years later, it seemed to many that the city's gambling industry was in an irreversible death spiral.
But things have been looking up since then for Atlantic City, due in no small part to the fact that there is now less competition.
On Thursday, two of those five casinos will reopen under new owners and new names.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's final session day before summer break (all times local):
Michigan would legalize online gambling under a bill passed by the state House.
Lawmakers voted 68-40 Tuesday night for two main bills to create a Lawful Internet Gaming Act that would regulate online versions of licensed casino games.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling striking down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states (all times local):
The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks.
Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks.
- Business WireLeading Gaming Law Firm Named as Finalist for Award Recognizing Exceptional Regulatory Guidance to Gambling IndustryMarch 19, 2019
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- BusinessWireAnalyzing the Casinos & Gambling Industry in the U.S. 2018 - Featuring Caesars Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands Corporation, MGM Resorts International, the New York State Lottery, and many others - ResearchAndMarkets.comSeptember 25, 2018
- BusinessWireThe +$15bn Casinos & Gambling Industry in Canada (2018-2022): Porter's Five Forces Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.comSeptember 13, 2018
- BusinessWireAnalyzing the Global Online Gambling Industry 2018 - About 51% of the Worlds Population Takes Part in Some Form of Gambling Every Year - ResearchAndMarkets.comSeptember 3, 2018
Colorado lawmakers seek to outlaw certain gaming arcades
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers on Monday passed a bill to outlaw certain mom-and-pop sweepstakes arcades, seeking to close a legal loophole that allowed the operations to crop up outside the three cities authorized by voters to conduct legal gambling: Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek.
Pa.’s gambling expansion is high-stakes for towns such as Bensalem, host to Parx Casino
It was in Bensalem Township that then-Gov. Ed Rendell signed Pennsylvania’s casino gambling bill into law. At the site of what is now Parx Casino, in the winner’s circle of a fading racetrack, casinos began in 2004 as a “historic” initiative to bring money to the declining horse-racing industry and tax revenue to the state.
Here’s a promise to avoid weasel words
If you believe state government, gambling must be a dirty word.
New Mexico legislators and bureaucrats often debate about ventures dependent on gambling while calling them something else.
They created the state Gaming Control Board. Its mission is “to uphold the integrity of gaming regulations at licensed racetracks and nonprofit organizations, and to monitor tribal gaming activity.”
How nice. The scrupulously clean world of racetracks and casinos is all fun and gaming.
Industry: $10B will be bet on March Madness, most illegally
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's gambling industry predicts $10 billion will be bet on the March Madness college basketball tournament — nearly all of it illegally or off-the-books.
That's one of the reasons the American Gaming Association favors the full legalization and regulation of sports betting in the United States.
1st building of MGM casino opens in western Massachusetts
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — MGM has opened the first building of its resort casino complex in western Massachusetts.
About 50 employees moved into the casino's new administrative office this week. The building will eventually house some 300 corporate and human resource workers, as well as a training school for prospective casino workers.
The nearly $1 billion casino development is expected to employ some 3,000 workers and cover three city blocks when it opens in September.
Penn National Wins Right To Put New Casino In York County
HARRISBURG — Penn National Gaming secured the right to put up a casino near Pennsylvania’s southern border, submitting a winning bid Wednesday of just over $50 million and selecting a site that could draw heavily from Maryland. Pennsylvania-based Penn National, one of the nation’s largest casino operators, beat out three other bidders from among the owners of the state’s 11 largest casinos, even as it sues to block the construction of new casinos authorized under a two-month-old law. The...
Penn National wins right to put new casino in York County
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn National Gaming secured the right to put up a casino near Pennsylvania's southern border, submitting a winning bid Wednesday of just over $50 million and selecting a site that could draw heavily from Maryland.
Pennsylvania-based Penn National, one of the nation's largest casino operators, beat out three other bidders from among the owners of the state's 11 largest casinos, even as it sues to block the construction of new casinos authorized under a two-month-old law.
Stan Fulton, casino owner, video slot machine pioneer, dies
SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Stan Fulton, owner of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino in New Mexico and a pioneer in the world of video slot machines, died Thursday, the casino announced.
Fulton died Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he lived, the casino said in a statement. He was 86.
Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court.
Some gambling industry officials, regulators and analysts think that a favorable ruling by the high court in New Jersey's challenge to legalize sports betting could also lead to an expansion of internet gambling.
Nevada panel to address gambling, pot industry interactions
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on the interactions between the state's long-established gambling industry and a budding, yet exceedingly popular one: recreational marijuana.
Young democracy activist among Macau election winners
HONG KONG (AP) — Macau voters have elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital's legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at the expense of candidates linked to the gambling industry.
The results released early Monday are a surprising sign of faith in young people with progressive ideas among Macau's notoriously apathetic electorate.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania budget negotiations (all times local):
Pennsylvania's 8-day-old budget stalemate is hanging on closed-door negotiations over legislation to authorize another big gambling expansion in the nation's No. 2 commercial casino state.
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said Saturday that there's "more or less" an agreement on gambling legislation. However, a spokesman for House Republican leader Dave Reed says there are no agreements.
Betting on races already run? Tracks eye new source of cash
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It sounds like the ultimate sure thing — or the ultimate sucker's bet: Wagering money on horse races that have already happened.
It's called historical racing. The date and place of the pre-recorded races and the names of horses and jockeys remain secret until after the money is plunked down and the videotape starts.
Push to expand gambling in Florida folds again
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bid to bring more casinos and gambling to Florida collapsed yet again this year as state legislators were unable to reach an agreement on a comprehensive gambling bill.
Top Republicans announced Tuesday that they were giving up on any attempt to pass legislation during the annual session that is scheduled to end on Friday.
House votes to change charity gambling rules after crackdown
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers moved Thursday to change regulations in the charitable gambling industry, their latest attempt to ease a state crackdown that charities say has restricted their fundraising.
The legislation , approved 100-9 by the House, relates to "millionaire parties" — casino-style events where service groups, churches, schools and others split cash proceeds with poker rooms that run their popular Texas Hold 'Em and other fundraisers.
A look at Pennsylvania casino gambling revenue
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering an expansion of casino gambling to help the state's deficit-ridden finances. Here is a look at the existing commercial gambling industry in Pennsylvania:
Time to deal? Florida legislators begin gambling talks
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators are starting negotiations over a new gambling deal.
House and Senate members met Monday and the two sides have about three weeks left in this year's session to reach an agreement.
The Senate has passed a bill that would allow slot machines at dog and horse tracks in eight counties outside of South Florida. It would also allow the Seminole Tribe to offer craps and roulette at its casinos.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It's finally time for the Florida Legislature to try to make a deal on gambling.
The Florida House on Wednesday voted 73-40 for a bill that would "freeze" gambling across the state. The legislation is vastly different from a version approved by the Florida Senate.
Legislators have a month left to reach an agreement amid heavy lobbying effort from those in the gambling industry.
New deal: Florida Senate says yes to more gambling in state
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could soon become home to more casinos and hundreds of more slot machines under a sweeping gambling bill that was easily passed Thursday by the state Senate.
But the idea of transforming parts of the Sunshine State into a humid version of Las Vegas is a bust so far with the Republican-controlled Florida House. The House is expected to vote next week on its bill that would instead "freeze" all gambling at what is currently allowed.
LAUGHLIN — John Lee, who steered the City of North Las Vegas away from the edge of bankruptcy into Nevada’s latest success in attracting non-gambling industry, will tell Laughlinites how the Battle Born State’s 4th largest municipality accomplished the difficult task.
New Jersey pol asks Trump not to ban internet gambling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey legislator is asking President Trump and Congress not to ban internet gambling.
Online betting has been one of the few bright spots in New Jersey's gambling industry, and helped lift Atlantic City's seven casinos to their first revenue increase in 10 years in 2016.
Gambling industry hopes casino mogul in White House pays off
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump will be the first U.S. president to have ever owned a casino, and the gambling industry is wondering how he will handle three major issues: internet gambling, sports betting and daily fantasy sports.