Sports betting

An ad for the American Gaming Association is seen tested on a screen after an NHL hockey game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. The gaming association on Thursday launched its "Have A Game Plan" campaign in hockey arenas in Washington and Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
March 05, 2020 - 9:23 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet. The American Gaming Association on Thursday launched its “Have A Game...
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March 04, 2020 - 6:26 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A New York sports gambler is facing federal charges in Florida related to threatening social media messages sent to players with the Tampa Bay Rays and other teams, federal authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced a charge of transmitting threats...
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Vincent DelGiudice, right, along with his attorney, Carolyn Gurland, walk out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Wednesday morning, March 4, 2020. Federal prosecutors say DelGiudice is among 10 people charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
March 04, 2020 - 6:02 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Casey Urlacher, the brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges alleging he was part of an offshore sports gambling business. Urlacher, the mayor of the suburban Chicago village of Mettawa, entered his plea with...
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February 20, 2020 - 7:23 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher and nine others, including a police officer, have been charged with operating an offshore sports gambling business, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Casey Urlacher, the mayor of the Illinois village of Mettawa...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2015, file photo former owner of the San Francisco 49ers Edward DeBartolo, Jr., is interviewed before the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. President Donald Trump pardoned DeBartolo, who is convicted in gambling fraud scandal. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
February 18, 2020 - 1:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned Edward DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in a gambling fraud scandal who built one of the most successful NFL teams in the game's history. DeBartolo, who owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-1990s...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2018. file photo, Team Stephen center Joel Embiid, left, of the Philadelphia 76ers. leaps for the tipoff won by Team LeBron forward Anthony Davis, of the New Orleans Pelicans, during the NBA All-Star basketball game in Los Angeles. The NBA has changed the format of its All-Star Game and basketball purists are skeptical. The betting industry is curious. The changes could spark more in-game betting, which is popular in Europe but not as much in the U.S. Or, perhaps bettors will sit this one out, unsure of what to expect. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)
February 13, 2020 - 4:13 pm
While some basketball purists are skeptical about this year's new format for the NBA All-Star Game, the changes have curiosity brewing within the betting industry. This year the league's annual showcase is essentially multiple games within the game, which might entice more fans to get in on the...
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February 11, 2020 - 3:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers did not muster enough support Tuesday to override a veto of a sports betting proposal, and the governor urged lawmakers to “slow down" and see how it plays out in other states. The 85-57 vote in the Maine House fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 1990, file photo, James Douglas, left, follows with a left, dropping Mike Tyson to the canvas in the 10th round of scheduled 12-round heavyweight champion bout at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. In one of the more spectacular upsets in sports history, Douglas defeated Tyson, the reigning world heavyweight champion. (AP Photo/Tsugufumi Matsumoto, File)
February 10, 2020 - 2:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Before 42-1, there was 27-1. That was the number that popped into oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro’s head in early February 1990, though at the time it didn’t seem to matter. There was no way Buster Douglas was going to go to Japan and beat the baddest man on the planet, so 27-1 seemed like...
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FILE -In this June 24, 2016, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose (14) holds his place marker during a ceremony to honor the 1976 World Series champion team, before the Reds' baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati. Rose once again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban, saying the penalty is unfair compared with discipline for steroids use and electronic sign stealing. Rose's lawyers submitted the application Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, who in December 2015 denied the previous request by the career hits leader. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
February 08, 2020 - 6:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants Cooperstown to open its doors for Pete Rose. Trump tweeted Saturday that baseball's career hits leader should be in the Hall of Fame. On Wednesday, Rose again asked Major League Baseball to end his lifetime ban for betting on the Cincinnati Reds while...
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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, right, and Republican state Rep. Adam Koenig, left, teamed up at a press conference on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky., to push for passage of a bill to legalize sports betting in Kentucky. The proposal cleared a House committee in mid-January but has been awaiting a vote in the full House since then. (AP Photo/ Bruce Schreiner)
February 07, 2020 - 12:41 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a state where betting on the Kentucky Derby is seen as a rite of passage, efforts to legalize wagering on other sports have barely gotten out of the starting gate. A bill to allow wagering on sports other than horse racing has exposed tensions among Republicans who control...
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