Gambling industry

In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew safely made it to land with some jumping overboard to escape, authorities said. (Pasco County Fire Rescue via AP)
January 15, 2018 - 10:09 am
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a casino shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast (all times local): 10 a.m. The casino company said its shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast never had any previous problems. Tropical Breeze Casino Cruise spokeswoman Beth Fifer said...
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In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 photo, employees work at the DraftKings office in Boston. The leading daily fantasy sports company has launched a new sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL football playoff game, which has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
January 12, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A new daily fantasy sports game that lets users hone in on a single NFL playoff game has some gambling experts wondering if the contest inches the industry closer to the territory of sports betting that remains illegal in most of the United States. The "Showdown" variant offered by...
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January 12, 2018 - 5:29 pm
___ Bank execs sing praises of new tax law as windfall looms NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the nation's biggest banks — JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo — are indicating they expect to see significant future benefits from the recently enacted GOP tax bill, through both lower taxes and increased business...
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January 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington collected more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from gambling interest groups that stand to benefit from legislation he is sponsoring, an Associated Press review found. Republican Rep...
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In this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 10, 2018 - 2:09 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call. Thousands of guests at some of Las Vegas' casino-hotels...
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January 10, 2018 - 2:33 am
OLYMPICS SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas moved toward easing their bitter animosity during rare talks, with North Korea agreeing to take part in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea. The countries also agreed to hold more discussions on reducing tension along their border and to...
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January 09, 2018 - 1:05 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that's just the minimum; the firm predicts more...
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The Atlanta Westin hotel is decorated an image of the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in Atlanta. Georgia is to take on Alabama on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 1:25 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's not exactly the Super Bowl — that will have to wait another month — but Las Vegas bookies are looking to cash in on college football's national championship game. Bettors, too, are hoping to make a score on the last college football game of the season. "I'm expecting a monster...
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The Tony Marques Band performs on the Third Street Stage during New Year's Eve celebrations at the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
January 01, 2018 - 6:59 am
From spectacular fireworks in Hong Kong and Australia to a huge LED lightshow at the world's tallest building in Dubai, a look at how revelers around the world are ringing in 2018: CALIFORNIA The Golden State went green when the calendar turned to 2018. Starting at midnight, California joined the...
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December 29, 2017 - 5:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Christmas Day lottery glitch in South Carolina has left officials trying to determine how to deal with hundreds of unexpected winners. The Holiday Cash Add-A-Play game generates trees on a tic-tac-toe grid paying up to $500 when someone gets three in a line. Lottery...
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