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Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women’s sports is soaring

Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women’s sports is soaring

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Led by fascination with basketball star Caitlin Clark, interest in — and betting on — women’s sports is surging. Clark, who made her professional debut Tuesday with the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, helped generate record-breaking levels of viewership and wagering on the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, and money is pouring in...

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Campaign to legalize sports betting in Missouri gets help from mascots to haul voter signatures

Campaign to legalize sports betting in Missouri gets help from mascots to haul voter signatures

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s professional sports teams on Thursday turned in more than 340,000 voter signatures to put a ballot proposal to legalize sports betting before voters this November. The campaign had help from Cardinals’ mascot Fredbird, Royals’ Sluggerrr and St. Louis Blues’ mascot Louie. The oversized bird, lion and blue bear waved...

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Iowa investigator’s email says athlete gambling sting was a chance to impress higher-ups and public

Iowa investigator’s email says athlete gambling sting was a chance to impress higher-ups and public

A criminal investigator for the state of Iowa suggested to colleagues last year that busting college athletes for online sports betting would impress the public and “the powers that be” and perhaps nudge lawmakers toward updating gambling laws. “If they get suspended or get a scholarship taken away, so be it,” Division of Criminal Investigation...

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Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislation dies

Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislation dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mobile sports betting will remain illegal in Mississippi after legislative negotiators failed to advance a final proposal Monday. The House and Senate passed versions of the Mississippi Mobile Sports Wagering Act earlier in the state’s legislative session. The bill would have allowed Mississippi to join the 30 other states where mobile...