Gambling

February 08, 2018 - 1:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owners of the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains have won the rights to build a mini-casino in Lawrence County, on the Ohio border. They submitted a winning bid Thursday of nearly $21.2 million. It was the best of three offers, for the third mini-casino...
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In this Jan. 24, 2018, photo, projectors light up non-working neon signs at an exhibit at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. Starting this week, visitors will be able to see many of the city's classic neon signs just like they were decades ago through a type of augmented reality that projects realistic animations onto the non-working signs. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 30, 2018 - 2:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the AFC championship trophy after an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots won 24-20. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
January 21, 2018 - 9:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The New England Patriots are the favorite once again in this city's sports books to win the Super Bowl. They're a lopsided pick to win the one after that, too. Do that, and Tom Brady and company may erase all arguments about the greatest NFL franchise ever. Oddsmakers wasted little...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 file photo, Portugal players including Pepe, center left, argue with referee Joseph Lamptey during their international friendly soccer match against Gabon in Libreville, Gabon. A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier in 2016 to “numerous publicly documented scandals” in the previous six years. FIFA investigators said Joseph Lamptey of Ghana had “a history of being suspended for poor performances” before being banned for life and typically awarded more penalties than other African referees of his grade. Portugal’s 2-2 draw in Gabon in a 2012 friendly, which included three penalties scored, was among six games identified as suspicious that Lamptey handled before the game that ended his career. (AP Photo/Joel Bouopda Tatou, file)
January 16, 2018 - 10:48 am
A precedent has been set about replaying crooked soccer games, but there's still far too much uncertainty. During a World Cup qualifying campaign where the failures of Chile, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States were seismic, the ripples created by the order to re-run the South Africa-...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, employees work at the DraftKings office in Boston. The leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL football playoff game, which has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 12, 2018 - 3:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. The "Showdown" variant offered by...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
January 06, 2018 - 11:22 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the large lottery jackpots (all times local): 10 p.m. The numbers have been drawn for the $570 million Powerball lottery jackpot. It won't be known until later whether there is a winner from the numbers drawn Saturday. The winning numbers are 12-29-30-33-61 and...
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The Atlanta Westin hotel is decorated an image of the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. Georgia is to take on Alabama on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 1:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not exactly the Super Bowl — that will have to wait another month — but Las Vegas bookies are looking to cash in on college football's national championship game. Bettors, too, are hoping to make a score on the last college football game of the season. "I'm expecting a monster...
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Contestants embrace new Miss Universe Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, in crown, at the Miss Universe pageant Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 27, 2017 - 12:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Las Vegas (all times local): 7 p.m. The woman representing South Africa has won the Miss Universe crown. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned Sunday during...
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November 09, 2017 - 8:55 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's attorney says the former football star has been banned from The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas. Attorney Malcolm LaVergne on Thursday told The Associated Press that Simpson received a trespass notice from the hotel Wednesday. He denied that Simpson was...
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