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In this Nov. 13, 2018 photo shows Mark Giannantonio, president of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City N.J., examines progress on the casino's new sports betting facility it will open with DraftKings on Nov. 20. The facility is the latest in a race among New Jersey casinos, racetracks and bookmakers to have not only an online operation but also a physical facility to attract gamblers in New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting market. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 14, 2018 - 8:03 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — DraftKings and Resorts Casino are firing the latest shot in New Jersey's sports book arms race, with a full-fledged sports betting facility due to open in a week. The two companies told The Associated Press their 5,000-square-foot sports book will open on Nov. 20 in a...
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November 13, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour's season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer. Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship's purse in 2019 will double to...
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A plane flies over MetLife Stadium with a message that reads “SHAME ON JETS/MGM #ENDGUNVIOLENCE #STOPMGM” ahead of an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Buffalo Bills in New York on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak Jr.)
November 11, 2018 - 3:21 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets' gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium several times a few hours before the team's game against the Buffalo Bills. The banner trailing the plane Sunday read: "SHAME...
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This Aug. 1, 2018 photo shows gamblers placing bets in the sports betting lounge at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Oct. 30, 2018, Caesars Entertainment, which owns Harrah's and two other Atlantic City casinos, announced a deal to open a sports lounge at Newark's Prudential Center aimed at hockey fans and concertgoers who can place sports bets over their mobile phones. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 31, 2018 - 3:06 am
The action is coming fast and heavy. A bettor in New Jersey used his mobile app to win $325,000 on a $500,000 wager on Boston to win the World Series. Another DraftKings bettor hit a longshot money line parlay on longshots Oregon State and Kansas to collect $4,313 on his $50 bet. Many others,...
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This Aug. 1, 2018 photo shows gamblers placing bets in the sports betting lounge at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Oct. 30, 2018, Caesars Entertainment, which owns Harrah's and two other Atlantic City casinos, announced a deal to open a sports lounge at Newark's Prudential Center aimed at hockey fans and concertgoers who can place sports bets over their mobile phones. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 30, 2018 - 12:45 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that owns the NHL's New Jersey Devils, the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and a major New Jersey sports arena is going all in on promoting sports betting. Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday announced its second deal in five days to open a lounge at...
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National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman, right, and James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participate in a news conference in New York, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way to expanded gambling last spring. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 29, 2018 - 3:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports league to strike a deal with the casino giant since the Supreme Court opened the way for expanded gambling last spring. Las...
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Jimmie Johnson, center, poses with owner Rick Hendrick, left, and Ally Financial CEO Jeffery Brown, right, after announcing a second primary sponsor for his team prior to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 28, 2018 - 4:09 pm
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rick Hendrick, a car dealer at the end of the day, pulled off another sales job of Jimmie Johnson to preserve the branding of the seven-time NASCAR champion. Ally Financial Inc. will sponsor Johnson for all 38 races in the next two NASCAR seasons — the remaining years on...
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Anthony Verderese, left, the assistant manager of the sports book at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J., waits for Bill Johnstone to make a soccer bet on Thursday Oct. 25, 2018, moments after the Tropicana became the seventh Atlantic City, N.J., casino to offer sports betting. The Tropicana sports book opened on the same day that bookmaker William Hill was to open a sports lounge in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, where the NHL's New Jersey Devils play, aimed at fans with mobile phone betting accounts. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
October 25, 2018 - 2:31 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's rapidly growing sports betting market is extending its reach into a professional hockey arena, even as it adds a seventh Atlantic City casino to the fold. Bookmaker William Hill US said it plans to open a sports lounge Thursday night at Newark's Prudential...
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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 - 10:42 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. "There is finally a legitimate,...
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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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