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  • Experts: Time good, but rumored fantasy deal challenging

    June 15, 2016 11:44 AM

    BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports experts suggest the time's right for a deal to merge DraftKings and FanDuel as the rivals fight for survival amid greater regulatory scrutiny. Media reports say the companies have spoken about making a deal, though officials at both companies have dismissed the reports as speculation.... more »
  • Congress putting daily fantasy sports games under scrutiny

    May 11, 2016 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON - Congress is conducting a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games - a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season. Lawmakers at a House hearing Wednesday are exploring whether safeguards are needed to protect players in daily fantasy leagues. Most... more »
  • L'Auberge, Hollywood parent companies agree on merger

    April 18, 2016 3:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gaming regulators signed off on the merger of two casino companies Monday, paving the way for the parent companies of L'Auberge and Hollywood to join forces. Previously, shareholders for the L'Auberge parent company, Pinnacle, and the company that runs Hollywood, Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc., met... more »
  • Buddhist monk faces March trial in embezzlement case

    February 11, 2016 3:11 PM

    LAFAYETTE - A Buddhist monk faces trial in March on charges he embezzled more than $200,000 from his Lafayette temple to feed a casino gambling habit. Khang Nguyen Le was scheduled to plead guilty on Wednesday to wire fraud charges. However, the plea agreement fell apart when Le told... more »
  • Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

    February 8, 2016 7:18 PM

    LAS VEGAS - Super Bowl fans bet a record $132.5 million at Nevada sportsbooks on the 50th version of the game. The Nevada Gaming Control Board said in its preliminary estimate on Monday that Nevada's 194 sports books kept about 10.1 percent of the wagers, for a total win... more »
  • Casino boss arrested on theft charges

    January 15, 2016 9:50 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The arrest of a key manager at a state casino is the first of its kind, State Police said late Friday. Frank Leeper, 45, was booked into jail on felony theft charges. When he was arrested, he was the director of slots at Sam's Town Hotel and... more »
  • Commissioner rejects Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement

    December 14, 2015 1:21 PM

    CINCINNATI - Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred has rejected Pete Rose's plea for reinstatement, citing his continued gambling and evidence that he bet on games when he was playing for the Cincinnati Reds. Manfred says in a letter sent to Rose and made public Monday that baseball's hits king hasn't... more »
  • Patchwork of laws poses legal quicksand for fantasy sports

    November 11, 2015 3:13 PM

    SEATTLE - The New York attorney general's decision that daily fantasy sports betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are illegal gambling operations is a blow to the companies, but the industry could have more legal headaches yet to come. The sites have been doing business in a number of states where... more »
  • Authorities: 1 killed, 2 wounded in Tennessee State shooting

    October 23, 2015 5:02 AM

    NASHVILLE, TN.- Authorities say one person was killed and two others hospitalized in a shooting at Tennessee State University in Nashville. According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's verified Twitter account, the fatal shooting Thursday night was apparently prompted by a dispute over a dice game in an outdoor courtyard.... more »
  • Casino dealers and friends busted

    October 1, 2015 8:50 PM

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- The Bellagio Casino was taken for more than a million bucks and two former craps dealers and their two friends were arrested and accused of siphoning the money by paying phantom bets. Authorities say it happened over a period of two years and was reported when... more »
  • Casino support contract blocked in La. House

    May 20, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state senators Wednesday blocked approval of a $3.6 million casino support services contract for New Orleans amid complaints that the city's new smoking ban likely will cause the state to lose money. The prohibition against smoking in bars and gambling halls took effect last month. Louisiana... more »
  • New Orleans smoking ban

    April 10, 2015 7:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans City Council has denied an exemption to Harrah's Casino from a smoking ban in bars and gambling halls. The new ban is to start April 22. Lawyers for Harrah's New Orleans, a large land-based casino next to the French Quarter, have predicted a... more »
  • Got a gambling problem? Now there's help Play Video

    March 5, 2015 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Compulsive Gambling Counselor, Matricia "Mat" Green, stopped by 2une In this morning to give us some background on gambling addictions, and how to tell if you or a loved one have a problem . "Gambling is really a growing problem... more »
  • La. gamblers lost more than $219 million in January

    February 20, 2015 10:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gamblers lost more than $219.9 million at Louisiana's 20 major gambling venues in January, 16.7 percent better than the nearly $188.5 million the gambling halls won the year before. State police figures show January's numbers were helped by the opening of Golden Nugget Lake Charles in December.... more »
  • Government defends elaborate FBI repairman ruse

    November 10, 2014 6:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department says it was perfectly legal for government agents to shut off the Internet to three high-roller suites in Las Vegas and have government agents impersonate computer repairmen as part of an investigation into a group of Asian gamblers accused of running an illegal sports betting... more »
  • Deputies outsmart accused, sly casino thief

    September 29, 2014 10:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man who is accused of trying to get away with stealing someone's cash slip from an area casino. Jamey Lobell was booked into jail earlier in September. He is charged with felony theft and misdemeanors of disturbing the peace by intoxication and resisting... more »
  • Man admits he ran illegal gambling operation

    September 25, 2014 8:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors say an Abita Springs man charged with running an illegal gambling operation pleaded guilty to transmission of wagering information and money laundering. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite's office says 79-year-old Frank Frabbiele ran a gambling operation between January 2008 and April 9, 2014, in which he... more »
  • $2 million collected from gamblers for child support program

    August 26, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state confiscated over $2 million in gambling winnings Tuesday as part of a state law that allows the government to collect casino winnings from parents behind on child support. It is the most money collected yet since the program's $1 million milestone in August 2013.... more »
  • Man admits to having bad luck, losing store's money at casino

    June 6, 2014 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a man who, they say, admitted to trying to use his gas station's cash as seed money at an area casino. Branchard McClendon told investigators, he was transporting cash from the convenience store he managed to the bank for the nightly deposit but a friend... more »
  • Feds announce dog fighting charges in 4 states

    August 26, 2013 11:10 AM

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting... more »
  • Powerball jackpot at $400M after no weekend winner

    August 4, 2013 10:34 AM

    DES MOINES, Iowa - No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Saturday, so the money will roll over: A cool $400 million for the next drawing. While hefty, the prize for Wednesday's drawing is still well below the record $590.5 million jackpot won in May by an 84-year-old Florida woman.... more »
  • Florida city wonders who won the lottery jackpot

    June 2, 2013 12:16 PM

    ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - It's been two weeks since residents of Zephyrhills, Fla., learned that a $590 million Powerball ticket was sold inside their city limits. No one expected the winner to come forward immediately. After all, they reasoned, the person might need a few days to absorb the shock, or... more »
  • Casinos win $35.8M less in April than in March

    May 20, 2013 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's state-regulated casinos all won less money in April than in March. The drop totals $35.8 million. State police figures show most also won less than they did a year ago. The big exceptions were 8.7 percent one-year increases at both L'Auberge Lake Charles and the slots... more »
  • Video poker interests get organized

    May 5, 2013 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Video poker interests in Louisiana are organizing to fight possible taxes on the devices. The Advocate reports that's a chief goal of the new Louisiana Video Gaming Association. Organization president Stan Guidroz says video poker operators want to be sure legislators don't raise taxes on them... more »
  • Gambling revenue down for casinos statewide

    February 22, 2013 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - State-licensed casinos won $185.2 million from gamblers last month, down considerably from the December holiday figure of $211.4 million. The number is also lower than the January 2012 figure of nearly $185.7 million. Harrah's New Orleans Casino saw a slight January-to-January increase, going to just over... more »
  • Miss. casino regulations could be game changer

    January 23, 2013 9:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss- Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports that the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive... more »

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