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FILE- In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, photo, cozy sleep items are on display near a holiday section at a Target store in Edison, N.J. Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 23, 2018 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing users to wager on themselves in games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. Users would link their game to the Unikrn platform, and Unikrn will generate odds for the player based on his or her profile within the game. ESIC Commissioner Ian Smith says such wagering is likely to be popular, but he’s concerned the industry is not yet prepared to govern it. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
November 21, 2018 - 2:36 pm
The commissioner of the Esports Integrity Coalition says skill-based betting on battle royale games like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battleground could be vulnerable to cheating. Esports gambling website Unikrn announced plans last month to bring legal skill-based betting to the U.S., allowing...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2017, file photo, video game players compete against one another in an esports tournament at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
October 23, 2018 - 10:28 am
Video gamers in the United States and elsewhere will soon be able to bet on themselves. The live-betting esports platform Unikrn had its wagering license approved by the Isle of Man on Tuesday, clearing the way for users to legally gamble on competitive video games. Unikrn immediately began rolling...
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This March 31, 2017 file photo shows a competitive video game tournament under way at Caesars casino in Atlantic City,N.J. Atlantic City wants to become the East Coast capital of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world. The New Jersey gambling resort wants to become a major player in the nearly $1 billion global market. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
October 18, 2018 - 4:49 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's new Call Of Duty is this: To become the East Coast center of competitive video game tournaments, also known as esports. The activity is rapidly growing in popularity across the country and around the world, and the New Jersey gambling resort wants to...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Adolis Garcia, right, is tagged out at home by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Erik Kratz during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 26, 2018 - 11:54 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Fortunately for the Milwaukee Brewers, they didn't slip up. The Brewers clinched their first playoff spot since 2011 by ensuring at least a spot in the NL wild-card game, helped Wednesday night when a rookie St. Louis pinch-runner suddenly fell on his way to the plate in a 2-1 win...
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Oakland Athletics' Matt Joyce, center, is doused in the clubhouse celebration after clinching a wild card spot after the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
September 25, 2018 - 3:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks celebrates with teammates Tyler Wade (12) and Andrew McCutchen (26) after hitting an RBI double during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 23, 2018 - 12:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees reached the playoffs the same way they played the regular season: They got hurt, stood up and kept on going. Hicks doubled home the winning run in the 11th inning , just after a foul ball to an ankle sent him sprawling to the dirt face-first in...
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In this Sept. 9, 2018 photo, customers watch an NFL game in the sports betting lounge at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released Sept. 12 by state gambling regulators show that New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $95 million on sporting events, more than twice as much as a month earlier. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 13, 2018 - 8:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — One of the world's largest online gambling companies has launched mobile sports betting in New Jersey, the latest to do so in the rapidly expanding market. The Stars Group told The Associated Press that it launched its BetStars app Thursday night. "As one of the largest...
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September 06, 2018 - 4:03 pm
DENVER (AP) — Dozens of Colorado state and local elections officials are participating in cyber security and other exercises to reinforce the state's voting status as among the most secure in the nation ahead of the November midterm elections. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen praised...
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FILE - In this Thursday April 19, 2018 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India. Bach said in Jakarta, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, that he isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri,File)
September 01, 2018 - 8:04 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach isn't certain if, or when, esports might be incorporated into the Olympic Games. But he was clear in an interview with The Associated Press at the Asian Games on Saturday about the need to meet some conditions before...
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