Judge sides with state in legal challenge to sports betting

A R.I. SUPERIOR COURT judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit that sought to halt sports gambling in the state. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
A R.I. SUPERIOR COURT judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit that sought to halt sports gambling in Rhode Island without specific voter approval. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE (AP) – A judge has denied a request by a Republican activist to halt sports betting in Rhode Island. Daniel Harrop, a former Providence mayoral candidate, in his complaint said that sports betting at the state’s two casinos and online violates the state Constitution because it was not approved by voters. He also said…

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