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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 06/18 – 06/24

Jail for accounts administrator who stole over €150k from employers to fund gambling addiction An accounts administrator who stole over €150,000 from his employers to fund his gambling addiction has been sentenced to two years in prison. Passing sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court today, Judge Martin Nolan said Luong had committed a “huge error […]

New Jersey Finally Legalizes Sports Betting just in time for World Cup – The Largest Gambling Event of the Year

Casino Watch Focus has reported on New Jersey’s ongoing efforts to legalize sports betting. After 4 years, they have finally passed successful legislation given the Supreme Court’s decision allow what might go down as the largest expansion of gambling in our history. Ironically, New Jersey wasn’t the first state to legalize sports betting, but now that […]

A Brief Look at Crime 05/14 – 05/20

‘Losing Streak Lois’ had apparent gambling addiction, police say  The motive still isn’t clear as to why Lois Riess ended up on Fort Myers Beach, who was eventually accused of killing Pamela Hutchinson, stealing her money, ID and car. But her family says she had a problem with gambling—even stealing money from her own family […]

A Brief Look at Crime 05/07 – 05/13

Man Charged With Decapitating Gambler Now Faces Witness Tampering Charges One of two men charged with decapitating an individual they met at a casino is now accused of witness tampering. Donald Ray Cherry, 31, was charged on March 16 with intimidation and tampering with witnesses or informants, both felonies that can result in an addition […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/16 – 04/22

California poker pro accused of ripping off investors in suspected Super Bowl, World Cup ticket-flipping. A federal grand jury has indicted an Orange County poker pro for allegedly bilking investors out of more than $6 million in a suspected Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scam. The indictment charges Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli, 49, of […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/09 – 04/15

Mum-of-five stabbed to death in front of children after argument with her gambling addicted husband A mother-of-five was stabbed to death in front of some of her children following an argument with her gambling addicted husband. Parvez Akhtar plunged a combat style knife into his 49-year-old wife’s chest on the doorstep of her home after […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/02 – 04/08

William Hill fined £6.2m over problem gambling and money laundering William Hill has been fined £6.2 million by the Gambling Commission over its “systemic” failure to protect customers from problem gambling and prevent money laundering. Senior management at William Hill failed to ensure the bookmaker’s anti-money laundering and social responsibility processes were effective, the regulator […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/26 – 04/01

Trusted ex-council worker siphoned £197,000 of public cash to fund his gambling habit A former Nuneaton resident who fleeced almost £200,000 out of people in need across Warwickshire to fund a gambling habit has been jailed. Steve Ramsey, who lived in the town and worked for Warwickshire County Council, siphoned off £197,000 of precious public […]

March Madness Betting Leads to Billions in Illegal Gambling, Poses risks for Problem Gamblers, and Costs Billions in Lost Work Place Productivity

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing problems that come with the NCAA March Madness tournament each year. Millions is lost to employers through a decline in work place productivity and people continue to gamble away money at unprecedented rates. Most of this gambling is illegal and this year the trend continues. The NCAA remains […]