Hospitality and leisure industry

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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January 14, 2019 - 3:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two reopened casinos and half a year of sports betting helped push Atlantic City's casino revenue up 7.5 percent in 2018 to nearly $2.86 million, state gambling regulators said Monday. But the news was bad for most of the casinos that existed before the Hard Rock and...
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FILE - This July 14, 2018 file photo shows gamblers placing bets on sports events at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., on the day it opened. The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
January 02, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don't bet on it. Just look to the states that...
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In this Dec. 18, 2018 photo, a "Now Open" sign is displayed at the Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Miss. The sports book owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is the first to open on tribal lands outside of Nevada following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, a no-brainer business decision given the sports fans among its gambling clientele. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
December 26, 2018 - 12:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There's beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, you can legally bet on the games...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, gamblers place bets in the temporary sports betting area at the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday, Jan. 19,2018. The bill would have the U.S. Justice Department set minimum standards states must meet in order to offer sports betting, but denies the sports leagues the so-called “integrity fees” they have been seeking in new legislation, essentially a cut of sport betting revenue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 19, 2018 - 6:05 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A pair of U.S. senators from opposing parties is proposing that the federal government take back control of sports gambling in America, the first formal move by Congress after a Supreme Court ruling reopened a complex debate over fans betting on games and who controls the...
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December 18, 2018 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — City lawmakers in Washington have voted to legalize sports betting, making the nation's capital the first U.S. jurisdiction without casinos to authorize sports books. The D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to authorize betting on professional sports at the city's stadiums and...
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This Nov. 20, 2018 photo shows a scrolling video board with basketball scores reflected in the ceiling of the new sports book at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Figures released on Dec 12, 2018 show New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion mark, with about $928 million having been wagered in less than six months of operation. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
December 12, 2018 - 3:23 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's sports betting market is closing in on the $1 billion dollar mark after less than six months of operation. Figures released Wednesday by the state Division of Gaming Enforcement show New Jersey's casino and racetrack-based sports books took in over $330...
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November 21, 2018 - 4:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sports betting is live in Pennsylvania, making it the seventh state where it's allowed. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course near Hershey is in its first week of taking bets after getting the green light from Pennsylvania regulators. A spokesman says Hollywood Casino...
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Lexi Thompson watches her ball during the final day of the CME Group Tour Championship golf tournament, the final event of the LPGA Tour, on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla. (Alex Driehaus/Naples Daily News via AP)
November 18, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Lexi Thompson was the best this week, and Ariya Jutanugarn was the best all season. Neither left any doubt about that Sunday. Thompson shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 18-under 270 and win the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship by four strokes over Nelly Korda. The...
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