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October 17, 2019 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska...
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FILE - This July 2, 2009, file photo, shows the Turnberry Lighthouse on the Ailsa Course at the Turnberry golf course in Scotland. President Donald Trump's two golf resorts in Scotland posted losses for the fifth year in a row as the properties contend with a struggling local economy and a backlash against their owner's divisive politics. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)
October 08, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's two golf resorts in Scotland posted another year of multimillion-dollar losses as his properties contend with a struggling local economy and a backlash against his divisive rhetoric. Trump's golf clubs on the North Sea and Irish Sea lost a combined 11.9...
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FILE - In this July 25, 1996 file photo, Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale listens during a press conference at the the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce building in Atlanta. Jim McIngvale, a mattress store owner from Houston who calls himself "Mattress Mack,” plans to bet at least $1.5 million on the Astros in New Jersey on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 07, 2019 - 4:12 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mattress Mack is the kind of character who fits nicely into the Las Vegas betting scene, skipping from sports book to sports book in search of a big score. That he was placing a $3.5 million bet on his beloved Houston Astros in Mississippi last week — and an additional $1.5 million...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2010, file photo, a ball flicks through the net in front of the NCAA logo on the marquis during an NCAA college basketball practice in Pittsburgh. Defying the NCAA, California's governor signed a first-in-the-nation law Monday, Sept. 30, that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements — a move that could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
September 30, 2019 - 9:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros. The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic...
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This Feb. 22, 2019 photo shows the exterior of the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill allowing the casino to accept NBA bets on games that don't involve the Houston Rockets, a team owned by Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 13, 2019 - 5:21 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City's Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association games. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's Houston Rockets. When New Jersey lawmakers...
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In this Sept. 4, 2019 photo, Andy Lanni of Oceanview, N.J. checks the odds at the sports book in the Borgata casino in Atlantic City, N.J. As the second NFL season begins following a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for legal sports betting, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 04, 2019 - 6:09 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile. Some unmistakable trends have emerged. The extra money that taxing sports bets generates has not exactly...
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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 28, 2019 - 4:00 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sports betting is days away from becoming legal in Indiana and the state's casinos are lining up to start collecting wagers. Indiana will become the 12th state — and the first in the midst of major Midwest markets — with sports betting when a new state law takes effect Sunday...
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August 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A year after two new casinos opened in Atlantic City, the seaside resort's gambling and sports betting revenue is up nearly 8%, and its top casino had its best month ever. Figures released Wednesday by state regulators show the casinos took in $323 million, an increase of...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, an issue of Sports Illustrated is displayed on a newsstand in New York. BlackRock is taking a sizeable stake in the parent of Sports Illustrated and the retail chains Nine West and Aeropostale, becoming the company's largest shareholder. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, cited anonymous sources who put the investment at $875 million, valuing the entertainment and marketing company at $4 billion, including debt. Authentic Brands Group has more than 50 brands and nearly $10 billion in annual global revenue. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 12, 2019 - 7:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackRock is taking a sizeable stake in the parent of Sports Illustrated and the retail chains Nine West and Aeropostale, becoming the company's largest shareholder. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the deal Sunday, cited anonymous...
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The status of sports betting in each state.;
August 03, 2019 - 10:15 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana casinos are racing ahead with preparations to launch legalized sports betting in early September, looking to seize an advantage over competitors in Chicago and other nearby large markets where such wagers aren't yet allowed. A new state law approved this spring allows...
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