Sports betting

Duke's Zion Williamson (1) goes up to dunk against Florida State during the first half of the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, March 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 17, 2019 - 9:35 pm
The Latest on Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament (all times local): 9:36 p.m. Betting on March Madness is starting with many gamblers throwing their weight behind Duke and freshman phenom Zion Williamson. William Hill US says nearly 20 percent of the money bet on the NCAA Tournament winner...
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FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to allow sports betting in their state, they’re debating whether bets, like almost everything else in our lives, can be managed online or whether wagers should be made only in person. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
March 17, 2019 - 9:16 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there's an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it? As state legislatures across the U.S. decide whether to authorize sports gambling, lawmakers are debating whether the bets...
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Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski holds a ticket showing his $100 bet on the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 2019 World Series at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. Figures released on March 13, 2019 show New Jersey gamblers have wagered almost $2 billion on sporting events since it started nine months ago. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
March 13, 2019 - 3:49 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Nearly $2 billion has been wagered on sporting events in New Jersey in the nine months since such betting became legal last year. New Jersey gamblers plunked down more than $320 million on sporting events in February, led by action on the day of the Feb. 3 Super Bowl and...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2017, file photo, the lineups are displayed in the visitor's dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves in Miami. Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner’s office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday, March 7, 2019, comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
March 07, 2019 - 1:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league teams this season must notify the commissioner's office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision Thursday comes in response to the Supreme Court ruling that has led to more widespread legal gambling. Through last season, clubs...
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March 02, 2019 - 5:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, state Senate president Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, speaks at a pre-legislative news conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Galvano said he believes sports betting could be legalized without voter approval, although he said he might ask for it, anyway(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)
March 02, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Over the past decade, teams from California, Florida or Texas have competed in more than half the championship series in the four major professional sports — including every NBA final. That may be no surprise, considering the three states account for 27 percent of all franchises in those leagues...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018, file photo, people make bets in the sports book at the South Point hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Nevada regulators have rejected a request from Major League Baseball to ban betting on spring training games. The Nevada Gaming Control Board says the state has the proper controls in place to minimize the league's integrity concerns. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 26, 2019 - 5:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A request from Major League Baseball to gambling regulators to ban betting on spring training games was quickly rejected in Nevada and is under consideration in at least three other states that recently legalized sports betting. The league asked for the ban on Wednesday last week...
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February 21, 2019 - 2:54 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are also looking to embrace and profit from it. Casino sportbooks are already taking action on the Alliance of American Football, a new spring league. And the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, a man watches Super Bowl LIII at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. Kentucky's public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they’ve found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 21, 2019 - 1:49 pm
Kentucky's public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans in the country and has vexed lawmakers for years as they sought a solution. Now some lawmakers think they've found at least a partial fix: sports gambling. Several bills introduced this...
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February 13, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill to allow mobile wagering for sports betting in Rhode Island has passed the state Senate. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday. Expanding sports betting is a top priority for Democratic Senate President Dominick Ruggerio. He introduced the bill to enable the creation...
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