Sports betting

May 21, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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This March 8, 2019 photo shows a wall of video screens in the sports betting lounge at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. On May 8, 2019, Fox Sports announced it is buying nearly 5 percent of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, and that the two companies will offer sports betting in the fall in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 08, 2019 - 8:20 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A major U.S. sports network is getting into the sports betting game. Fox Sports says it is buying just under 5% of The Stars Group, the parent company of PokerStars, for about $236 million. Both companies will offer real-money sports betting this fall in states where it...
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In this March 22, 2019 photo, a customer makes a sports bet at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. Casinos in eight states are opening or expanding retail sportsbooks to capture in-person sports betting business, even while most of the growth in the new industry is forecast to be online. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 04, 2019 - 12:05 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Mobile apps might drive the future of sports gambling in the United States, but casinos are still betting big on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places. Lounges, bars and other shiny new spaces are giving casinos and other operators a new way to...
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May 03, 2019 - 6:40 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is the first state in 2019 to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through kiosks and mobile devices. Sports betting is happening in eight other states, six of which authorized it...
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May 02, 2019 - 11:51 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Republican activist is suing over sports betting in Rhode Island, saying the state should have sought voter approval before legalizing and launching it. Daniel Harrop said Thursday sports betting should stop pending a statewide referendum. Former Rhode Island Republican...
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Keith Wachtel, right, CRO and executive vice president of the NHL, speaks as Joe Januszewski, CRO and executive vice president of the Texas Rangers baseball team, listens during a panel discussion talking about sponsorship revenue during the Betting On Sports America conference, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 25, 2019 - 2:29 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — American professional sports leagues used to fight sports betting as an existential threat until the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a loss. They widely lost again when state legislatures rejected their pleas to be cut in on the action under new laws. Now, nearly a year after...
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy addresses an audience at the Betting On Sports America conference, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Secaucus, N.J. Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next year. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 24, 2019 - 1:29 pm
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's quick growth in sports gambling means it could surpass Nevada next year as the top sports betting market in the United States, its governor said Wednesday. In the 10 months that New Jersey has allowed legal sports betting, gamblers have wagered more than $2.3...
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Lucille Brien plays a video poker machine at the Monte Bar and Casino in Billings, Montana, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Montana, Iowa and Indiana are poised to be the first states to legalize sports betting this year, almost a year after the U.S. Supreme Court ended Nevada's monopoly. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
April 23, 2019 - 6:32 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow residents to wager on sports, while Indiana lawmakers are scheduled to approve their own version as early as Wednesday. Barring a veto, they...
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James Adducci holds up his winning ticket after winning more than one million dollars betting on Tiger Woods winning the Masters, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 15, 2019 - 8:42 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas. Adducci's...
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April 09, 2019 - 5:59 pm
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. The Senate voted 43-7 on Tuesday for a measure that would allow the tribe to offer betting on sporting events and off-track racing. The...
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