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FILE - In this March 15, 2018, file photo, a board displays odds for different bets on the NCAA college basketball tournament at the Westgate Superbook sports book in Las Vegas. The sports books are closed, and the only things left to bet on mobile apps are virtual racing and Russian ping pong. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
Associated Press
April 06, 2020 - 2:22 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody would have given odds on this. Inside the glittering casinos that line the Las Vegas Strip, the slot machines were turned off and the sportsbooks were dark. On what would have been the biggest Monday of the year for bookies, not a dollar changed hands. No big national...
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The UEFA logo displayed to the entrance of the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. The UEFA meet on 17 March 2020 to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the UEFA EURO 2020 and the European Cup competitions. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
April 01, 2020 - 4:37 am
An amateur soccer team in Sweden was subjected to vicious online abuse, including death threats, after one of its practice games received unusually large exposure on betting sites amid the coronavirus pandemic. With sports around the world in lockdown, soccer is only being played in a few places...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 27, 2020, a fan of Belshina Bobruisk team cheers during the Belarus Championship soccer match between Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino and Belshina Bobruisk in the town of Zhodino, Belarus. Longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open even though most sports around the world have shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
March 30, 2020 - 3:44 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With most sports around the world shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open. The Eastern European nation of nearly 9.5 million even started a whole new soccer season this...
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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman introduces the worldwide premiere of the new Viva Vision light show featuring a six-minute musical montage of DJ/producer Steve Aoki's hits at the Fremont Street Experience on June 13, 2019
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Mitch Kelly
March 18, 2020 - 4:41 pm
One day after Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak requested that all "non-essential" businesses in Nevada close for 30 days to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman pleaded with the Governor to lighten up.
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This March 12, 2020 shows a sports betting ticket at the Golden Nugget casino in Atlantic City, N.J. where all five games that were bet on were canceled due to coronavirus precautions. Most professional and college sports events in the U.S. have been suspended or delayed, leaving little to bet on. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
Associated Press
March 12, 2020 - 3:36 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There's still darts. Or New Zealand cricket. The fast-spreading coronavirus has led to an unprecedented slew of cancellations or suspensions of most major professional and college sports events in the U.S., particularly within the last 48 hours. Baseball, basketball,...
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Mitch Kelly
March 09, 2020 - 6:29 am
MGM Resorts unveiled new sports betting experiences across its Las Vegas properties Friday, as well as announced the launch of BetMGM in Nevada.
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Associated Press
March 06, 2020 - 6:32 am
The gambling industry is launching a campaign to urge sports bettors to wager responsibly, including setting and sticking to a budget, and learning thoroughly about anything on which they make a bet.
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A general view of hotel-casinos on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip on November 20, 2009
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Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 10:07 am
Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in January, topping $1 billion in house winnings for the second consecutive month and eighth time in the last year.
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A general view of hotel-casinos on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip on November 20, 2009
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Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 10:07 am
Nevada casinos continued a hot streak in January, topping $1 billion in house winnings for the second consecutive month and eighth time in the last year.
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FILE - In this Oct, 29, 2018 file photo James Murren, CEO of MGM Resorts International, participates in a news conference in New York. Murren the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International says he'll step down as company chairman and chief executive as soon as the company leaders find his successor. Murren was praised in a company statement Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, saying he informed the corporate board he intends to leave before his contract expires, at the end of 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)
Associated Press
February 12, 2020 - 4:35 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jim Murren, the head of casino giant MGM Resorts International, says he’ll step down as chairman and chief executive as soon as the company finds a successor. Murren has led the company since 2008. A corporate statement Wednesday said he intends to leave before his contract expires...
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