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New Wave of Sports Gambling Brings Real Gambling Addiction Fears & Consequences

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the recent Supreme Court decision which legalized sports betting outside of the limited venues like Las Vegas. Many states have already legalized this gambling in their states, including the state responsible for taking the case to the Supreme Court, New Jersey. With this new and immediate access to gambling, many […]

Study Confirming Near-Misses Fuel Gambling Addiction Highlights Need to Stay Focused on Slot Machines

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the dangers of slot machines.  The psychology behind why slot machines are so effective at addicting players has been the subject of many researchers.  A recent study has examined the idea of a “near-miss,” or coming one icon away from a win.  The conclusion of the researchers […]

As New States Join the Sports Betting Fold, Concerns for Crime, Addiction and Costs for Taxpayers

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on sports gambling and the attempts states have made to legalize such betting.  An online source is reporting that Delaware has now passed legislation to expand sports betting to the internet as well as 20 other non-casino locations.  Illinois is also considering such expansion.  Illinois own, Professor John […]

Gambling Addiction being Reevaluated by Psychiatric Community

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the dangers of gambling addiction. Too often families are destroyed and business are crippled. Casino Watch Focus has also reported on numerous studies that look at gambling addition and its impact. It appears the Psychiatric community has taken note and they are seriously considering changing the way […]

Missouri University: ‘Gambling a silent addiction’

Last year Casino Watch Focus reported that Missouri University was part of a coalition of universities working to educated students about the dangers of gambling.  This year, the local MU paper, The Maneater, is reporting that the Partners in Prevention program is up to 13 members.  They highlighted the fact that gambling problems continue to […]

how Missouri is leading the way to prevent gambling addiction

Missouri’s $500 loss limit is not the only thing that helps curb gambling addiction; Missouri’s colleges are also leading the way. An article by The Christian Science Monitor, mentioned by WDAM in Mississippi, points to the ever-growing problem of gambling on college campuses. The articles explains: Forty percent of 18- to 22-year-olds gambled monthly in […]

A Brief Look at Crime 07/15 – 07/21

US Tourist Deaths Reported at Punta Cana Hard Rock Casino as Suspicious D.R. Fatalities Grow (Dominican Republic) A spate of mysterious deaths of US citizens in tourist resorts in the Dominican Republic has prompted speculation that a serial poisoner may be running amok on the Caribbean Island. The death of California man Robert Bell Wallace […]

A Brief Look at Crime 07/08 – 07/14

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ gets 3-year sportsbook ban Prominent sports bettor David Oancea, known in gambling circles as “Vegas Dave,” must stay out of Las Vegas sportsbooks for three years, a judge ruled Monday. Along with the sportsbook restriction, U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey ordered Oancea to three years probation, gambling treatment and 150 hours […]

Bipartisan Legislation filed to Address Military Gambling Issues

Casino Watch Focus has reported on past efforts to pass provide support to those in the military who experience gambling addiction, sometimes at military ran gambling facilities. Most recently, the Trump Administration pushed a directive to add gambling addiction screenings for military personnel in hopes of identifying and treating those in need. The new provision added to […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/01 – 7/07

St. Croix Chippewa tribe is facing $5.5 million fine for pocketing and misappropriating $1.5 million The impoverished St. Croix Chippewa tribe is being fined $5.5 million because some of its leaders pocketed or misappropriated more than $1.5 million in tribal gaming funds, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission said in a blistering notice. […]

UPDATE: Florida Gov. DeSantis Vetoes Lottery Ticket Warning Labels

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing issues surrounding the Florida Lottery, with the most recent being a bill that sought to place warning labels on lottery tickets. The warnings would be visible on the ticket and remind players that lottery games could become addictive and to play responsibly. There was immediate opposition from […]

EA Tries to label Gambling-esques Loot Boxes as ‘Surprise Mechanics’ During UK Parliamentary Investigation

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing studies and investigations into the latest predatory gaming mechanics known as loot boxes. These are digital boxes that can be purchase with real money in video games and they contain random loot that can be used in game. In some cases these are vary rare items that have […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/17 – 06/23

Macau Gambler Murdered over Unpaid Gambling Debts by Loan Sharks A gambler has been found beaten to death in a Macau guesthouse, allegedly over unpaid casino debts, reports the Macau Times. The unnamed victim, aged 40, had been held captive at the boarding house by three loan sharks, who had loaned him HKD50,000 ($6,373; £4,863). […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/10 – 06/16

Casino employee attempts to run over robber after being held at gunpoint  Shreveport police are investigating following an armed robbery at a downtown casino. It happened overnight at the ElDorado Hotel and Casino’s parking garage. Police say a female employee had just finished her shift and was counting her money in her car. That’s when […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/03 – 06/09

Police: Man stabbed on Mystic Lake Casino floor early Thursday morning Prior Lake Police say a man was stabbed early Thursday morning on the floor of Mystic Lake Casino. Officers responded to the casino at 2 a.m. about the stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found one male victim with a stab wound to his abdomen. The […]