More Gambling Articles

  • Correction: Connecting Online Poker Sites story

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story July 10 about an online poker room network, The Associated Press reported erroneously the owner of the Treasure Island resort casino. The resort is owned by Phil Ruffin, not MGM Resorts International. A corrected version of the story is below: Linking Nevada's...

  • Florida Lotto jackpot rises to $5 million

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The jackpot in the Florida Lotto game has grown to $5 million after no one matched the six winning numbers in the latest drawing. Lottery officials said Thursday that 39 tickets matched five numbers to win $2,866.50 each. Another 1,744 tickets matched four numbers...

  • Casino revenue included in Massachusetts budget

    BOSTON (AP) — Anti-casino activists are calling on lawmakers to exclude about $73 million in casino licensing and slot parlor revenue from the state budget they are set to finalize this week. Repeal the Casino Deal chairman John Ribeiro said in a statement on Monday the "phantom" revenue...

  • Atlantic City casino shutdown needed, analysts say

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City started the year with 12 casinos. By Labor Day, it could be down to nine. For years, economists and analysts talked in theoretical terms about "casino saturation" in the northeastern United States. But there's nothing theoretical about what's happening...

  • Union: New Jersey casino warns of possible closure

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Workers at Atlantic City's Showboat Casino Hotel will receive notices on Friday warning that the casino may close in two months, a union official said Thursday. Bob McDevitt, president of Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union, said a Caesars Entertainment executive told...

  • New Jersey lawmakers legalize sports betting

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are sending Gov. Chris Christie a bill that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and race tracks. Both chambers of the Legislature overwhelmingly passed the bill on Thursday, just three days after it was introduced. This defies the U.S. Supreme...

  • Caesars to appeal dismissed lawsuit against state

    BOSTON (AP) — Caesars Entertainment intends to appeal a federal judge's decision dismissing its lawsuit against the state's top gambling regulator, according to a notice filed in U.S. District Court for Massachusetts this week. The Las Vegas gambling giant sued Massachusetts Gaming Commission...

  • Ruling thrusts casinos back into political debate

    BOSTON (AP) — With its decision to allow a casino repeal question on the November ballot, Massachusetts' highest court has thrust one of the state's most contentious issues onto the political front burner. Virtually all the candidates for governor and attorney general say they support giving...

  • Justices rebuff NJ's effort on sports betting

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling of a state law to allow sports betting. The...

  • Lottery contractor likely $200M short on profits

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' lottery contractor will likely be $200 million short of the money it promised the state this year when the fiscal year ends next week. Northstar Lottery Group has never reached the profits it signed onto when it took over in 2011. The contract says falling...



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