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MORE STATES are expected to take on the debate over legalizing sports gambling in 2020. Above, the sports betting lounge at Twin River Casino Hotel. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports betting’s rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020

LINCOLN (AP) — The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino's sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month:...
RHODE ISLAND sports bettors lost 2.46 million in October. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. sports bettors place most in wagers since launch in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Bettors lost $2.46 million on sports bets in Rhode Island in October. The figure was level with losses posted in September, according...
A LAWSUIT WAS filed Wednesday seeking to halt sports betting in Rhode Island, arguing that it was not voter-approved. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ JUSTIN CHIN

Lawsuit filed to halt sports gambling in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit has been filed in state Superior Court by former R.I. GOP Chairman Brandon S. Bell and Joseph S. Larisa Jr....

Sports betting is legal. Watch out.

Since ancient Rome, gambling on athletic events has been a fun, popular and hugely ill-advised pastime. Now states across the U.S. are racing to...
THE SUPREME COURT may have ruled that states can allow betting on individual sporting events, but many gamblers who will want to place those wagers using a credit card face a major hurdle: a large share of U.S. credit card companies don't allow it. / BLOOMBERG/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports gambling’s next hurdle is credit cards after court ruling

NEW YORK - For states ready to legalize gambling, banks hold many of the cards. The Supreme Court ruled this week that states can allow...

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