Sports betting

May 25, 2018 - 12:44 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey horse racing association has filed a legal action against the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA over what it says is more than $130 million in lost sports betting revenue. The action filed Thursday in federal court claims the leagues acted in bad faith when...
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May 24, 2018 - 3:41 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has pleaded guilty to running an illegal sports gambling operation out of his home and business for 14 years, netting him millions. The Portland Press Herald reports 61-year-old Stephen Mardigan pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful gambling, money laundering and...
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May 24, 2018 - 9:37 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey's state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fees" as part of any sports...
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FILE – In this May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A top New Jersey lawmaker, Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney, urged all 50 states on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to reject "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation, calling it "extortion" for leagues to demand money for hosting honest games. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:55 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is "extortion" for the leagues to...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book area of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Those who deal with compulsive gambling are worried that a rapid expansion of sports betting in the U.S. could cause more people to develop gambling problems. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 1:26 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help his push for an international anti-corruption unit to monitor athletes, similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency for illegal drug-taking. Charles Livingstone, the head...
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May 22, 2018 - 5:26 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — In an apparently novel legal argument, lawyers for a Vermont man facing a second federal death penalty trial are using a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could expand sports betting nationwide to ask a federal judge to declare his potential punishment unconstitutional...
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May 21, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league's position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL's stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book area of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Those who deal with compulsive gambling are worried that a rapid expansion of sports betting in the U.S. could cause more people to develop gambling problems. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 19, 2018 - 11:55 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a whole new roster of worries. Much of the apprehension...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with 37 percent opposed. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 18, 2018 - 5:04 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting found that 50 percent of Americans favor it, with 37...
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In this Monday, May 14, 2018 photo, betting odds are displayed on a board in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multi-billion-dollar business expected to emerge from the decision. (AP Photo/John Locher)
May 17, 2018 - 6:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The prospect of legal sports betting throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in the billion-dollar industry. Casinos, race tracks, daily fantasy sports companies and others are itching to offer...
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