Gambling

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 03, 2018 - 1:28 pm
A Louisiana State Senate committee today approved allowing sports betting at Louisiana gaming facilities if the US Supreme Court rules to allow it across the country and voters agree. "When the Supreme Court rules, I can assure you that Mississippi will be up and running in 30 to 45 days - if not...
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Virgin Group founder Richard Branson sprays champagne at a news conference Friday, March 30, 2018, in Las Vegas where Virgin Hotels announced that it had bought the Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 30, 2018 - 5:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson. The property with about 1,500 rooms and suites off the Las Vegas Strip and eventually become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. It will...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Duke's Marvin Bagley III (35) celebrates after a dunk during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C. Bagley III is a member of the Associated Press NCAA college basketball All-America first team, announced Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown, File)
March 28, 2018 - 5:47 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III is entering the NBA draft. Bagley announced his decision Wednesday on his verified Instagram account, saying he "learned a lot this year on and off of the court." Duke spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Bagley would "eventually" hire an agent. Bagley is...
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March 28, 2018 - 7:36 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who signed up for internet gambling has won nearly $194,000 on his very first spin of an online slots game. Anibal Lopes (LOW'-pez) of Woodbridge said he was bored after work Monday night, so he created an account on the playsugarhouse.com website on his...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches from the crowd during NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. When the Dallas owner went on Hall of Famer Julius Erving’s podcast in February and said he told his players that "losing is our best option," the league fined him $600,000 for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." That put a spotlight on the Mavericks. So if they were planning on packing it in and trying to add more young legs in the draft for Nowitzki's expected swan song, suddenly they had to change plans. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
March 22, 2018 - 3:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years in the NBA, Dirk Nowitzki can't be fooled. He knows when teams aren't giving an honest effort, when they are out there playing but not playing to win. "It's pretty obvious," Nowitzki said. Easy to spot, the NBA is finding tanking not so easy to stop. It's a problem...
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March 18, 2018 - 1:28 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday's drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457 million. Powerball officials say a single winning ticket was sold in Pennsylvania that matches all of the winning numbers: 22-57-59-60-66 and Powerball 7...
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March 13, 2018 - 2:57 pm
(WWL.com) There are several bills filed for this legislative session that will seek to make major changes to the state’s gaming industry. Executive Director of the Louisiana Casino Association Wade Duty says the state legalized riverboat gambling in 1991 and now those casinos are looking to become...
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March 08, 2018 - 8:34 pm
A bill has been filed in the regular session to legalize sports betting in Louisiana. The US Supreme Court could soon issue a ruling that legalizes sports betting across the country. New Roads Representative Major Thibaut says several other states are preparing to allow sports betting and he...
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March 08, 2018 - 9:06 am
(WWL.com) A bill has been filed in the regular session to legalize sports betting in Louisiana. The US Supreme Court could soon issue a ruling that legalizes sports betting across the country. New Roads Representative Major Thibaut says several other states are preparing to allow sports betting and...
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Don Ames
February 16, 2018 - 7:23 am
It looks like there's a new downtown hotel in New Orleans' future. Harrah's New Orleans is looking to change the skyline of the city, with a 24-story, 340-room hotel. The new hotel, on top of the existing casino site at the foot of Canal Street, would be Harrah's second hotel in downtown New...
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