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Zynga Abandons Plans for US Online Poker and Facebook Expands International Market Presence

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of Zynga and Facebook to enter the online gambling market.  The infrastructure exists because they offer poker games and other gambling games that operate under a coin system.  No real money has been paid out in the United States, but the two have worked in the […]

Zynga to Expand Real Gambling Options in the UK along side Facebook: Sights set on the US

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing partnership of Facebook and Zynga to introduce real money gambling into the social media arena.   Facebook has already started allowing real money gambling and will soon introduce sports betting.  The Daily Mail reports: Facebook will offer real money betting on horse racing and football matches in a […]

Zynga to face legal challenges if they leave Facebook and pursue online gambling

Casino Watch Focus reported that online social media giant Facebook was looking into online gambling.  Their partnerships with other developers like Zynga has provided an infrastructure for dealing with payments that could translate to real money gambling.  Casino Watch Focus then reported that developer Zynga was seriously considering entering the online gambling arena as well […]

Zynga Looks to Use Facebook and Social Media Gaming to Incorporate Online Gambling

Casino Watch Focus reported that  Facebook was looking into online gambling in markets where online gambling is legal.  The tie into gambling stems from Facebook utilizing an online monetary system in the form of credits.  Those credits are usable in games or other various items from developers.  One of Facebook’s larger developers, Zynga, who also […]

Facebook to Test Real-Money Online Gambling in UK; the Lure of Children Amongst Real-Fears

Casino Watch Focus originally reported that Facebook banned online advertisements in the United States and other jurisdictions where online gambling is illegal.  Where as it might appear Facebook was taking a hard line stance against gambling, new reports may prove otherwise.  Currently, Facebook uses a virtual money system for several of their games/apps.  A user […]

Facebook to Ban Online Gambling Advertisements in US

Casino Watch Focus has reported on many of the ongoing online gambling battles both locally and abroad.  Most reports have focused on which states were entertaining legalizing online poker, but others have looked at the impact of national laws on international companies. A new international company to look at revamping their business practices due to […]

A Brief Look at Crime  10/18 – 10/24

Gambling-Related Harm Costs England £1.27 billion Per Year, Says Public Health Report  The UK has one of the biggest gambling markets in the world, generating a profit of around £14.2bn ($19.11bn) in 2020 alone. According to a new report in England, however, the industry also has a high cost for society in regard to gambling-related […]

A Brief Look at Crime 05/24 – 06/06

UMKC Student Charged in March Shooting Death of Man (MO)  A grand jury has indicted a University of Missouri City student on second-degree murder and armed criminal action counts in the March shooting death of another man over what police called a gambling feud. Zyan Teague, 21, is charged in the March 20 death of […]

Live Greyhound Racing Officially Comes to an End in Florida Virtually Eliminating the Gambling Sport throughout the Country

Casino Watch Focus has reported on Florida’s Amendment 13, which made live dog racing illegal in the state.  There was a transitional period to allow tracks time to transition their business model and find homes for all the greyhounds used in those races.  That time has come and Florida now joins the vast majority of […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/12 – 10/18

Tourists, employees talk about violent incidents on the Las Vegas Strip People vacationing in Las Vegas say their visits are not the same as they used to be. With more than 1,100 recent arrests, many say they aren’t comfortable going out at night. And it’s not only people visiting who are concerned, it is also […]

Florida Gambling Hotline Reveals Crisis Experienced by those During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing complexities of Covid-19’s impact to the gambling industry.  Beyond the obvious loss of revenue revenue and shut downs, coronavirus’ impact reaches problem gamblers as well. The current climate has created a perfect storm of issues that can drive people to gamble and with the accessibility of online […]

A Brief Look at Crime 05/18 – 05/24

Bookmakers are accused of trying to lure back problem gamblers during coronavirus lockdown with promotions on social media Bookmakers have been accused of using ‘predatory’ tactics to lure back former gambling addicts during the coronavirus lockdown. With betting shops closed, firms have flooded social media with promotions offering welcome bonuses of up to £1,500. Health […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/09 – 03/15

Mother accused of leaving infant at casino hotel charged with two felonies A woman sought by police after an infant was abandoned in a casino hotel in Niagara Falls was taken into custody Monday morning, according to police. Sherone Littleton, 28, was arrested on Floss Avenue in Buffalo by Niagara Falls police and members of […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/02 – 03/08

Bingo addict Murdered Her Uncle A bingo addict who murdered her elderly uncle to feed her habit admitted to the killing in a video selfie on his mobile phone, a new documentary has revealed. Susan Warne, 41, attacked John Proctor, 80, at his home in Leiston, Suffolk on June 13, 2015 pushing him down the […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/21 – 10/27

Suspects in Casino Killing Could Be Eligible For Death Penalty  The two female defendants charged in the robbery and killing of an 84-year-old Long Beach woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted, officials said Sunday. One of the suspects, 35-year-old Kimesha Monae Williams, is believed […]