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UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:19 p.m.

Sales are brisk as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6 billion

The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.


Gambling monkeys may provide clues to why humans take risks

Aragorn, one of several rhesus monkeys – all named after “Lord of the Rings” characters – that Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Veit Stuphorn has trained to perform what is formally …


NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official casino partner of the league and the WNBA. Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last …


Washington ban belies national efforts to license online poker

Local poker players have hope for the first time in a dozen years, as legal rumblings at the national level are putting pressure on Washington state lawmakers to reconsider the …


Court ruling on sports betting doesn’t cancel Washington law

U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down federal law on sports betting not likely to bring that level of gambling to Washington soon.


Bid to vote on betting machines at tracks sparks dispute

Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho said Wednesday that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has hired operatives to deter and intimidate voters from signing …


Oregon man admits to stealing from grandmother to gamble

An Oregon man who stole more than $100,000 from his blind, 94-year-old grandmother pleaded guilty to theft charges and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

‘Instant racing’ ballot measure pushed, but Idaho AG says it may be unconstitutional

A proposed ballot initiative to legalize “historical horse racing” – slot machine-like betting terminals at which players bet on randomly selected past horse races – has been submitted to the …


A casino regular, quiet but prickly, unleashes a rampage

Last week, Stephen Paddock returned to the Las Vegas Strip, where he spent many hours and thousands of dollars at high-limit video poker machines, and eyed the fun-seekers crowding his …


Vegas shooter’s gambling draws new attention to video poker

Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one …


Tulalips to build new $100 million casino, chairwoman says

The Tulalip Tribes plan to start construction later this year on a $100 million replacement for Quil Ceda Creek Casino north of Seattle.


$758.7 million Powerball winner gets extra police protection

Police are providing extra patrols around the home of a Massachusetts woman who won the $758.7 million Powerball prize.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Massachusetts hospital worker claims record lottery jackpot

A 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker stepped forward Thursday to claim the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in U.S. history – a $758.7 million Powerball prize – after breaking the news to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Lucky numbers for $700M Powerball jackpot drawn

Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing. The lucky numbers …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:07 p.m.

$700 million Powerball prize has players dreaming big

Lottery players across the U.S. are scooping up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $700 million jackpot as Wednesday night’s drawing nears.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

No Powerball winner; jackpot swells to $650 million

Powerball officials say there was no grand prize winner in the latest drawing, meaning one of the nation’s largest lottery jackpots will continue growing.


For 1st time, both national lottery games top $300 million

For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million.


California winner of $447 million Powerball comes forward

Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police bust teen gambling gang

Eight newsboys, ages 13 to 18, were nabbed on gambling and liquor charges. Detectives, apparently acting on a tip, went to the the room of one of the boys in …


Liquidation sale starts at Trump’s former Taj Mahal casino

For some, it was The Art of the Steal. Hundreds of people swarmed the lobby of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino on Thursday, hoping to score big.


Tim Dahlberg: Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open

Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years. Now he likes the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court will pave the way for …


Feds order Nooksack Tribe to shutter casino over violations

Federal regulators have ordered the Nooksack Tribe to close its casino in the latest fallout from a controversy concerning the tribe’s government.


Powerball prize now 10th largest after months without winner

After more than two months without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has grown to $435 million.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police chief cracks down on backroom gambling

“This gambling has got to stop.” Those were the words of Spokane police Chief William Weir, who was “waging war on gambling.” He said gambling was widespread in the city’s …


Gaming gone bust, tribe turns to marijuana farming

A small Indian tribe in a remote stretch of San Diego County has traded in its failed dream of casino riches for what could be the next big payout: marijuana …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:41 p.m.

Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fight

According to the National Indian Gambling Commission, 240 tribes offered gambling in 28 states as of January. With casinos restricted to reservations and land held in federal trust, tribes have …


Solar eclipse inspires new scratch ticket for Idaho Lottery

The Idaho Lottery is the latest group to cater to the growing popularity of this summer’s total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.


Report: Former Oregon Lottery boss harassed subordinates

An investigative report has found that the former deputy director of the Oregon Lottery harassed subordinates, tried to have his boss fired and repeatedly attempted to mislead investigators looking into …


New York couple wins $10 million on lottery scratch-off ticket

Lottery officials say a New York couple has won $10 million on a scratch-off ticket, the single largest cash prize for scratch-off games in the state lottery’s history.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 10:39 p.m.

Idaho House panel narrowly rejects bill going after tribal gaming

Idaho lawmakers took aim at tribal gaming, but legislation to amend the 2002 voter initiative that legalized tribal casinos statewide failed in a House committee Thursday on an 8-7 vote, …