Gambling industry

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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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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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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Employees at Rivers Casino and Resort prepare for the opening of its sports betting lounge in Schenectady, N.Y., Tuesday, July 16, 2019. New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after the upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. (AP Photo/David Klepper)
July 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state's entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted...
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This June 28, 2019 photo shows "money girls" walking alongside a float for the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. a year after it opened. Extra money from sports betting helped New Jersey's casinos and racetracks win nearly $284 million in June, up 21.5 percent from a year ago. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 12, 2019 - 4:12 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $3 billion on sports in the first full year that it became legal, helping the state challenge Nevada for the nationwide lead in the fast-growing industry. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show...
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July 12, 2019 - 2:59 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire became the latest state to legalize sports gambling on Friday, and Gov. Chris Sununu said he's eager to place the first bet. The Republican signed into law a measure that legalizes betting on professional sports and most Division I college sports, excluding games...
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June 29, 2019 - 1:52 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Here's all you need to know about how fast sports betting is growing in New Jersey: the state took in more sports bets last month than Nevada did to lead the nation. According to gambling regulators in both states, New Jersey saw $318.9 million worth of bets, edging past...
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