Gambling

In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo a customer makes a sports bet at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Professional sports leagues that once vehemently fought sports betting are now partnering with gambling companies to get in on it now that it's legal. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
November 28, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting...
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October 26, 2018 - 6:19 pm
A former Wichita police officer will serve a year on supervised probation for not reporting what he knew about illegal poker games. U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said Bruce Mackey, 46, of Goddard, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in August after admitting that while he was a police...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2108, a waiter serves cappuccini at the Starbucks store in Milan, Italy. Starbucks opens its first store in Italy Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win patrons in a country fond of its espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan’s coffee bars had inspired the chain’s vision. Starbucks hopes clients will linger at Starbucks Reserve Roastery, where they can watch beans being roasted, sip Reserve coffee or have cocktails at a mezzanine-level bar in a cavernous space that once was a post office near the city’s Duomo, or cathedral. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 05, 2018 - 11:14 pm
MILAN (AP) — Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan's coffee bars inspired the chain's vision. Now Starbucks is hoping...
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August 08, 2018 - 6:27 pm
A former Wichita police officer has admitted that when he was an officer he knew people were conducting an illegal gambling business and didn't report them. Federal prosecutors say Bruce Mackey, 46, of Goddard, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of misprision of a felony. During an illegal poker...
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FILE - This Oct. 15, 2015, file photo shows the exterior of Harrah's Resort Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Harrah’s casino plans to start taking sports bets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, two days after its sister property, Bally’s, did. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)
August 01, 2018 - 12:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees on Wednesday and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip as Harrah's became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting. The...
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July 31, 2018 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of sports betting across the country. MGM will pay the NBA for that data to use in determining outcomes of various bets. The NBA's stance has been...
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July 23, 2018 - 1:34 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey took in nearly $3.5 million in sports bets during its first nine days of accepting such bets. And most of that came from two weekends that sandwiched a dead period for major professional sports caused by baseball's All-Star break,...
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June 02, 2018 - 11:13 am
A Catholic priest from Kansas is facing charges for allegedly stealing more than $42,000 from his parish after losing a large amount of money gambling. The Kansas City Star reports that 68-year-old Joseph Cramer is charged with felony theft and two counts of felony computer crime. He is free on...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2018 - 8:36 pm
A Kansas man is very lucky, and not just because he had a lottery ticket worth one million dollars. The lottery winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, cashed in the Mega Millions ticket on Monday. The Lincoln County man said that, when he had stopped in Salina to get gas, his brother went into...
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Dreamstime
February 12, 2018 - 9:40 pm
A Wichita man was charged Monday in federal court with operating illegal gambling businesses. Jack Oxler, 41, was charged with one count of operating an illegal poker gambling business and one count of operating an illegal sports betting business. If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal...
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