Hospitality and leisure industry

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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July 19, 2019 - 7:16 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says top-tier sponsor Alibaba will run ticketing services for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, putting the Chinese online retail giant in line to do the same for future hosts Paris and Los Angeles. The International Olympic Committee says the Beijing contract...
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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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June 28, 2019 - 3:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — New England's last thoroughbred horse track, Boston's Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it's not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in casino tax subsidies. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, the company that...
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June 28, 2019 - 2:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two new sportsbooks worth more than $20 million are making their debut in Atlantic City in the latest sign of how important casinos consider New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting industry. The Borgata is opening a $12 million project Saturday that includes a new...
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June 28, 2019 - 1:51 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two new sportsbooks worth more than $20 million are making their debut in Atlantic City in the latest sign of how important casinos consider New Jersey's fast-growing sports betting industry. The Borgata is opening a $12 million project Saturday that includes a new sport...
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The status of sports betting in each state. ;
June 24, 2019 - 1:58 pm
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In a story June 23 about regional differences in sports betting legalization, The Associated Press reported erroneously that sports betting has been legalized in two states in the Deep South. It has been legalized in only one Deep South state, Mississippi. The story...
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June 18, 2019 - 6:38 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering loosening their sports betting restrictions to allow the owner of the Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball Association teams. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta owns the casino — and also owns the NBA's...
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