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FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to allow sports betting in their state, they’re debating whether bets, like almost everything else in our lives, can be managed online or whether wagers should be made only in person. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the bets...
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Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski holds a ticket showing his $100 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 2019 World Series at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. Figures released on March 13, 2019 show New Jersey gamblers have wagered almost $2 billion on sporting events since it started nine months ago. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 13, 2019 - 3:49 pm
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. New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, the lineups are displayed in the visitor's dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves in Miami. Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner’s office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday, March 7, 2019, comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 07, 2019 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner's office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling. Through last season, clubs...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, people gather at a smoking area in Tokyo. Tokyo is a smokers’ heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can still light up in small restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don’t contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to prices in other world cities. Tokyo organizers on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, announced a stringent ban on all tobacco products and vaping devices. Smoking will be banned at any indoor or outdoor Olympic or Paralympic venue _ including perimeter areas being run Tokyo 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
February 28, 2019 - 5:46 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo is still a smoker's heaven. Despite tougher laws enacted last year, smokers can light up in some restaurants and bars. Tobacco advertising is allowed on television, cigarette packages don't contain graphic health warnings, and tobacco is cheap compared to other major cities...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, a man watches Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. Kentucky's public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they’ve found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Kentucky's public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they've found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. Several bills introduced this...
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Drivers sit on pit road while in a rain delay during the NASCAR Clash auto race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
February 12, 2019 - 7:29 pm
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. Heck, Gaughan once bet on himself in Las Vegas to win the 2004 Daytona 500. Gaughan got a stern talking to from NASCAR back in the day...
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A man watches Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook sports book, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 04, 2019 - 11:58 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in. But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering granting them...
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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. Las Vegas is not worried about the competition from casinos in other states that for the first time Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, will also offer football fans a chance to bet on the Super Bowl. The weekend is worth hundreds of millions of dollars to the city, which draws tens of thousands of people for the big game's weekend. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of football fans from around the country converge at Las Vegas casinos every February to place their bets on the Super Bowl's winner, MVP, first touchdown scorer and hundreds of other outcomes. They cheer, boo and hold their breath as they watch every moment of the game...
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In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 photo, patrons visit the sports betting area of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. New England Patriots fans are gearing up for Super Bowl 53 by betting on the team to win over the Los Angeles Rams, the first time they can do so legally in New England. Rhode Island is the only state in the region that has launched sports betting so far. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 31, 2019 - 11:59 am
LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — Given their team's success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party while placing bets on the team's chances. Their destination this time around is a lot closer. Rhode Island...
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