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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 03/18 – 03/25

Sex trafficking ring suspects may have made millions and tried to hide it at casinos  Dallas police said the owners of some seedy massage parlors made them rich, and they spent some of the money on luxury cars, homes and trips, which were paid for in cash. On Wednesday, officers rescued 16 women they say […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/24-9/30

Man arrested, accused of killing teen during gamblers’ fight in Atlanta A man accused of fatally shooting a teenager during an argument while gambling was arrested, Atlanta police confirmed. Andrew Dontavious Glass remained in the Fulton County jail Wednesday on murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges in the July 14 shooting in the 1200 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 08/06 – 08/12

6-year sentence for woman who embezzled $4.3 million  A New Freedom, Pa. woman says gambling addiction is why she embezzled $4.3 million while working at the Susquehanna Valley Surgical Center in Harrisburg. Donna Marie Wozniak, age 57, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and tax evasion in August 2017. She had worked as the business manager at […]

A Brief Look at Crime 07/31 – 08/06

Woman arrested in May death of 80-year-old Las Vegas man A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of an 80-year-old man in the west Las Vegas Valley in May.The Metropolitan Police Department said [a suspect] was arrested Thursday on charges of murder, grand larceny auto theft and robbery with a deadly weapon. The […]

Disney backs Florida Initiative Petition Efforts to Allow Voters the Final Say in State Gambling Matters

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing progress of the initiative petition by Voters in Charge which seeks to make all gambling expansion decisions passed by the legislature pass a vote of the people before they can become law. Many view this as a wonderful check on gambling expansion given the resent report that 84% of […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/24-4/30

Facebook Live Murder Suspect Steve Stephens ‘Lost Everything to Gambling’ Police in Cleveland were searching for a homicide suspect who they said broadcast a videotaped killing on Facebook and claimed to have committed another 15 murders, though these claims are yet to be verified. The search for Steve Stephens, 37, extended beyond Ohio to four […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/02-01/08

Arrest made in casino hit-run death, Coconut Creek police say Police announced the arrest of a 25-year-old woman Tuesday night in connection with the hit-and-run death of a man in the driveway of the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. “I have to return to New Jersey…and I really wanted an arrest before I had to go,” […]

Voters In Charge Ballot Initiative Opponents Attempt to Block Amendment

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to pass the Voters in Charge Ballot Initiative in Florida.  The ballot measure seeks to add a constitutional amendment that requires a final vote of the people prior to any gambling legislation being implemented.  The ballot has received the appropriate signatures to have its language reviewed by […]

No Casinos Group Plans Diverse Strategy for Preventing Expanded Gambling in Florida and Urges Citizen Call to Action

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing negotiations between the Florida governor and the Seminole Tribe regarding the gambling compact they have with the state.  After a lengthy negation process, the first step was been satisfied when the two sides agreed to a new compact that will now need approval from the Florida Legislature.  The […]