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Florida Gambling Cruise Line Fleeces Customers

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the gambling cruise industry in Florida. These cruise ships take customers out into international waters where there are no gambling regulations. Legislation has even been considered that would allow ships to stay docked. Recently a cruise company offered a cruise to customers online, but after they paid for the […]

FL cruise ships looking to become local casinos

The Orlando Sentinel has reported that the Canaveral Port Authority is looking to legislators to allow gambling on their ships while in port.  Right now, cruise ships can only offer gambling three miles off the coast because they are in international waters.  The Orlando Sentinel explains: Under the plan — being lobbied for by Canaveral’s […]

Ailing Gambling Industry Bets on Cruise Ships

From citizenlink.com: With the gambling industry in a nationwide decline, gambling cruise ships are attempting to dock at Port Canaveral in Florida to lure gamblers. Cruise line officials want to relocate because of mounting competition from land-based, Indian-run casinos and a shrinking consumer dollar, Florida Today reported. Chad Hills, analyst for gambling research and policy […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/20 – 02/26

Clerk stole more than £330,000 from building firm – and 60 people could now lose their jobs A trusted accounts clerk stole more than £330,000 from a building company to pay for her online gambling habit – and 60 jobs are now in jeopardy because of her thefts. Pearce began secretly transferring funds to herself […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/19 – 10/02

Anger about poker games preceded senior apartment shooting A 77-year-old man who shot three people, killing one, at the senior apartment complex where he lived had grown distant recently and had been angry about frequent poker games in the building’s common area, according to people who knew him. One person died at the Heritage Court […]

A Brief Look at Crime 8/29-9/04

Bucks woman charged with drugging horses to rig races at Parx A Bucks County woman has been arrested after she allegedly administered performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses, the Attorney General’s office announced Thursday. Marian Vega, 25, a groom at the Parx Casino and Racing facility in Bensalem, has been charged with one count of rigging a […]

Brief Look at Crime 11/03 – 11/09

Three North Nevada men wanted in tribal casino ‘takeover’ The Reno U.S. Marshal’s Office is seeking three men with “strong ties” to Northern Nevada in connection with an armed takeover of a tribal casino near Fresno, Calif., last month. In a news release Tuesday, the Marshal’s Office identified the three as Timothy Tofaute, 46, and […]

Florida Gambling deal between Genting and Gulfstream Criticized

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many efforts of Genting Group to expand gambling in Florida.  They have been involved in efforts to establish full-blown Vegas-style gambling casinos to cruises and land deals.  Now, as the details of a deal between Genting and Gulfstream is being reported, public and other critism is surfacing.  The […]

Brief Look at Crime 12/09 – 12/15

Computer hacker stole virtual property from online fantasy gamers to pay off REAL gambling debts A computer hacker has been spared jail after selling virtual items he had stolen breaking into the accounts of fantasy game players. Steven Burrell, from Northampton, spent 16 months hacking profiles on RuneScape, an online game where more than 200 […]

Brief Look at Crime 10/14 – 10/20

Boulis murder trial continues Sat in Fla. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Testimony is continuing Saturday in the murder trial of two men accused of setting up the 2001 ambush slaying of South Florida businessman Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis. Broward Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes ordered the weekend session to reduce the overall length of the trial […]

Brief Look at Crime 09/02 – 09/08

Doctor’s credit used for gambling, trips An Orangeburg physician learned he went on some cruises, gambled and leased cars — or at least his credit card did, according to a Sheriff’s Office incident report. The doctor said the tally has so far come out to be more than $100,000 after an acquaintance gained access to […]

Florida Gambling Loopholes Lead to Expansion

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing attempts to expand gambling in Florida.  The Genting Group has been attempting to build mega resort casino’s and has managed to put together a gambling cruise ship as they wait to push the Vegas-style casino complexes through future legislative sessions.  Now it appears that more expansion is […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/17 – 06/23

Shots at Potawatomi Bingo Casino send patrons fleeing Patrons enjoying the early hours of Father’s Day at Potawatomi Bingo Casino apparently helped get a handgun away from an angry man who already had fired multiple shots on the casino’s gaming floor Sunday. The suspect, a 27-year-old Wauwatosa man, fired a handgun and wounded a 23-year-old […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/10 – 06/16

Ex-university official hit with embezzle charge A grand jury has indicted a former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute employee on charges she stole more than $350,000 from the university. Rensselaer County District Attorney Richard McNally says Christine Dickson faces a felony count of second-degree grand larceny. Authorities say she used an RPI-issued credit card to steal $367,901 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/01 – 04/07

Woman found shot to death in garage at Majestic Star Casino A 76-year-old woman was found shot to death early this morning in a parking garage at Majestic Star Casino in Gary, Ind., officials said. Austgen was found in the 2D parking garage located at 1 Buffington Harbor Dr. with a gunshot wound to the […]