Stories tagged: gambling
Thu., May 9, 2019
Fox Sports viewers tuning in to broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partnership Wednesday night with the …
Mon., May 6, 2019
Couch Slouch is thinking of recasting this column as Gambling Gus because America – a rambling, gambling nation-in-progress since 1776 or thereabouts – is on the inexorable Manifest Destiny road …
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019
Mobile apps might drive the future of sports gambling in the United States, but casinos are still betting big on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places. Lounges, …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official …
UPDATED: Mon., March 4, 2019
Who’s more likely to be the next president: Tom Brady or Jay Inslee? Betting sites place the odds as long for both.
The odds are long on whether Jay Inslee can win the White House in 2020 – if you can find them.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019
Pullman’s only winery is under investigation for illegal gambling for possessing a craps table.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2019
The Justice Department late Monday issued a legal opinion that could further restrict online gambling even as some states have been moving to embrace it – a restriction long sought …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018
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UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018
MGM Resorts International became Major League Baseball’s official gambling partner in the U.S. and Japan, a deal made as the sport tries to ensure more prevalent legal sports betting does …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
The Mega Millions lottery may see a streak of jackpot rollovers end as it heads toward a record $1.6 billion drawing on Tuesday.
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018
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 …
Tue., July 31, 2018
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 …
Thu., July 5, 2018
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 …
Tue., May 15, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down federal law on sports betting not likely to bring that level of gambling to Washington soon.
Wed., March 28, 2018
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 …
Fri., Feb. 9, 2018
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
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 …
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017
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 …
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017
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 …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017
The Tulalip Tribes plan to start construction later this year on a $100 million replacement for Quil Ceda Creek Casino north of Seattle.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017
For the first time, U.S. lottery players will have a choice of games offering jackpots topping $300 million.
Thu., July 20, 2017
Lottery officials say the holder of the sole winning Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million has come forward.
Wed., July 19, 2017
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 …
Thu., July 6, 2017
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.
Wed., June 28, 2017
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 …