[ti:Expansion of Gambling Wins Big on US Election Night] [by:www.houshang36.top] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM [00:00.04]The American gambling industry won big on Election Day Tuesday. [00:05.60]Three states voted to permit legal sports betting [00:09.88]and three others either approved or expanded gambling in casinos. [00:15.80]Casinos are businesses that have gambling [00:18.76]and other forms of entertainment activities. [00:23.20]Maryland, South Dakota and Louisiana approved betting on sporting events. [00:30.08]The ballot results mean that, by the end of 2021, [00:35.08]at least 25 states and the District of Columbia [00:39.16]could have legal sports betting in place. [00:42.60]The development comes less than three years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling [00:48.64]ended a federal ban on sports gambling in most states. [00:54.32]"It appears that Americans are becoming increasingly comfortable [00:58.24]with legalized gambling," said David Schwartz. [01:02.24]He is a gambling historian with the University of Nevada Las Vegas. [01:08.68]The state of Virginia approved casino gambling in four places. [01:13.32]People in Nebraska voted to permit the addition of casino games [01:18.44]at its horse racing tracks. [01:21.84]And Colorado expanded the number and kind of casino games it can offer, [01:28.12]along with removing some betting limits. [01:32.12]In South Dakota, the ballot measure permitted casinos [01:35.72]in the town of Deadwood to add in-person sports betting. [01:39.88]Deadwood has about 25 casinos. [01:43.84]Sports betting will also become legal across much of Louisiana. [01:49.64]The American Gaming Association, the casino industry's main trade group, [01:54.80]celebrated the expansion votes. [01:57.48]Bill Miller, the organization's head, said that [02:01.72]"as a result of the successful ballot measures" in six states, [02:05.84]more Americans will have access to jobs, special tax revenue [02:11.64]and safe entertainment choices where they live. [02:15.48]I'm Ashley Thompson. 更多听力请访问51VOA.COM www9778con