Gambling

March 02, 2019 - 4:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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A man, who declined to give his name, takes a picture of a small snowman at the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is getting a rare taste of real winter weather, with significant snowfall across the metro area in the first event of its kind since record keeping started back in 1937. (AP Photo/John Locher)
February 21, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A winter storm brought rare snowfall to the Las Vegas Strip, dusting casino marquees and prompting revelers to erect a snowman near the famous "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign. A half-inch (1.3 centimeters) of the white stuff began falling late Wednesday, marking the first significant...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren't even legal in the state, which is saddled with billions of dollars in pension obligations and other debts. Pritzker's $39 billion...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, logos for the Alliance of American Football, right, and the Orlando Apollos adorn an end zone pylon before an AAF football game between the Apollos and the Atlanta Legends on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Almost no one knows the players, and there’s virtually no history to look back on. But that’s not stopping people from making bets on America’s newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
February 13, 2019 - 3:10 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Almost no one knows the players and there's virtually no history to look back on. But that's not stopping gamblers from making — and bookmakers from taking — bets on America's newest professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF). With one weekend...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the awards for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air. The winning speeches will air later in the broadcast and will also be live-streamed on Oscar.com and the film academy’s social accounts. The plan to change up the format in service of a truncated three-hour runtime was announced in August. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 1:14 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why "The Favourite" is a favorite to win an Oscar for best costume design and you're willing to bet on Lady Gaga snagging some hardware...
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FILE- In this Sept. 8, 2015, photo, Wayne Newton poses for a photo at his home in Las Vegas. Newton will mark his 60th anniversary with a return to Caesars Palace casino-resort. His show starts Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, with dates scheduled through May. (Christopher DeVargas/Las Vegas Sun via AP, File)
January 27, 2019 - 12:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wayne Newton dropped out of high school his junior year to perform with his brother at a Las Vegas hotel. It was 1959, and he was too young to spend his breaks at the casino and too broke to eat dinner there. Six decades later — with more than 30,000 live shows on the world-famous...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the championship trophy after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 21, 2019 - 3:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes. But if the National Football League had its way, bets on things like passing...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 20, 2019 - 9:49 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be the most heavily bet — at least legally — title game ever. Early bets moved the line at many books so...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, people wait to get into the stadium for the second round of the NFL football draft in Arlington, Texas. The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The multiyear arrangement announced Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, begins with this weekend's playoffs. Caesars will have exclusive rights to NFL trademarks in the U.S. and United Kingdom, including the Super Bowl and draft. Caesars will host parts of the 2020 draft. (Paul Moseley/Star-Telegram via AP, File)
January 03, 2019 - 1:04 pm
The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football. The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years,...
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This July 14, 2018 file photo shows workers at the FanDuel sports book at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., preparing to take bets moments before it opened. FanDuel on Nov. 30 paid off on bets customers made on Alabama to win the national college football championship a month before the game is played. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
November 30, 2018 - 7:48 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Roll in dough, Tide! FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship — over a month before the game will be played. The company announced Friday night it is treating the top-ranked Crimson Tide as the...
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