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UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Couch Slouch: After years of opposing gambling, the NFL sounds ready to go all in

Money never sleeps, correct? Well, the sun never sets on the sports-betting empire either.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Senate approves sports gambling at tribal casinos

Washington moved closer to allowing residents to bet on professional sporting events at tribal casinos this week as the Senate passed the latest version of a bill to allow that …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 16, 2020

Sports betting bill easily passes House, heads to Senate

The odds in favor of sports betting becoming legal at tribal casinos in Washington got substantially better Thursday evening as the House passed a proposal with overwhelming support.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Washington House considers legalized betting on some sporting events

House considers law to allow sports betting at tribal casinos.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 29, 2019

Arizona Cardinals’ Josh Shaw suspended for betting on NFL games

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw has been suspended through at least the end of the 2020 season for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time …


Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

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 …


Couch Slouch: Soon the fix will be on nationwide

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

Though future online, casinos pour cash into sportsbooks

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

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

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 under investigation for illegal gambling

Pullman’s only winery is under investigation for illegal gambling for possessing a craps table.


U.S. gambling operators have 90 days to comply with new rules

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

Norman Chad: Making sports better with New Year’s revolutions, not resolutions

We need change – radical change – and we need it now, so in 2019 please join Couch Slouch as we make Sports Nation a better place:


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018

MLB strikes deal with MGM as legal gambling expands in U.S.

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

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

‘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

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

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

$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

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.