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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An auction house trying to raise money for a youth charity by soliciting bids to blow up a former casino once owned by President Donald Trump called off the effort Monday after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from conservative billionaire Carl Icahn.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top gambling regulator is threatening to fine sports books operating in his state that ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money from their accounts, saying the practice is ongoing and “unacceptable.”

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New Year's Eve event at a canopied casino-mall in Las Vegas expected to be attended by at least 14,000 people could be a superspreader event that overruns hospitals, members of Nevada’s coronavirus task force said Tuesday.

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A “perfect storm” of overlapping professional and college sports in September helped drive sports wagering to a record month in Iowa and aid state-licensed casinos trying to re-establish themselves as a viable entertainment option in a global COVID-19 pandemic. 

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A “perfect storm” of overlapping professional and college sports in September helped drive sports wagering to a record month in Iowa and aid state-licensed casinos trying to re-establish themselves as a viable entertainment option in a global COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Last weekend's big golf match, the one featuring four famous forty-somethings chasing their balls around some expensive Florida real estate, did a lot more than raise $20 million for COVID-19 relief and pull in tremendous ratings across a wounded nation starving for televised competition. It established that no matter how many Super Bowls he wins, Tom Brady doesn't necessarily know which pants ...

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PITTSBURGH - If football analysts and sports gambling sites are to be believed, there's a legitimate chance ESPN's "Monday Night Football" booth next season might be manned by one, maybe two ex-NFL players with strong Pittsburgh ties. On May 9, The Athletic's Richard Deitsch reported that last season's crew of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will not be coming back for the 2020-21 NFL ...

His name is Douglas, he's an addicted gambler and he values this world without games. "It's like being an alcoholic and there's no alcohol anywhere," he said. His name is Joe, he's an addicted gambler and he also sees a prism of positive in this sports world gone dark. "This is a great opportunity for anyone with a gambling problem to get a foundation of recovery for when things start up," he ...

Nearly 80 years after the first casino blinked to life along the stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard now known as the Strip, the re-illumination of Las Vegas is nearly complete. Call it the end of the neon era or the beginning of the LED epoch. Either way, in the next two years, numerous hotels, casinos and other attractions, eager to boost tourism after several relatively flat years, are unveiling ...

LAS VEGAS - Resorts rise, resorts fall (or get strategically imploded). Brands are born, go dim, then sometimes are reborn. So goes business as usual in Las Vegas, which draws more than 40 million tourists annually and will be unveiling new hotels, a new football stadium and an expanded convention center in the coming months. Here's a roundup of this and more. Before plunging ahead, a note ...

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