ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could lead to a quicker expansion of sports betting and internet gambling in the U.S. as states deal with huge budget deficits. So far, 18 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia offer sports betting, and four offer internet gambling. Numerous others are likely to follow soon. New York state Sen. Joseph Addabbo says his state has a multibillion-dollar deficit, due largely to the virus outbreak. He wants to approve mobile sports betting. Ohio is among states moving forward with gambling expansion bills. Gambling industry experts say the virus is accelerating trends that were already in motion, including a growing acceptance of sports and online gambling.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas Supreme Court justice has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the highest-ranking state official known to have contracted COVID-19. Justice Debra Lehrmann tweeted Thursday that she and her husband, […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a state program that was created to process unemployment applications in Arkansas for self-employed individuals or gig economy workers appears to have been illegally accessed and has been […]
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas reported its deadliest day of the pandemic with nearly 100 new deaths on Wednesday as newly confirmed cases continued soaring and Austin began preparations to turn the downtown convention center […]