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UPDATE: Court upholds that Florida’s Pre-reveal games are slot machines and illegal gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on a new type of slot machine that initial confused many as to whether it was a slot machine or a harmless entertainment machine. First and foremost, these devices look and function 100% like a slot machine. So why the confusion? These machines actually reveal the results of the next […]

Florida Appeals Court to Rule on New “Pre-reveal” Slot Machines

Casino Watch Focus has reported on a new form of slot machine termed pre-reveal machines. These machines have the ability to drastically expand gambling in the state should the be viewed as anything other than a slot machine. Slot machines would be heavily regulated as a game of chance and face numerous restrictions. They work slightly […]

Florida Judge Changes ruling on Pre-reveal slot machines

Casino Watch Focus has reported on a new waive of machines that could have drastically changed the gambling landscape in Florida. The machines in question are known as pre-reveal machines, and they are basically slot machines that show you the next spin. Initially, a Florida judge ruled that if you know the outcome then its not […]

UPDATE: Judge Could Reconsider Slot Machine Ruling Involving New “Pre-reveal” Style Slot Machines

Casino Watch Focus has reported on a new wave of machines that could drastically change the gambling landscape in Florida. The machines are known as pre-reveal machines and they are basically just slot machines that show the result before the player pulls the handle. This preview screen is why the Judge ruled it was a game […]

New Jersey’s Monmouth Park looks to Sue Sports Leagues now that the Supreme Court has legalized Sports Betting

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts by New Jersey to legalize sports betting. Four years after numerous legal losses and failed attempts, they finally presented a winning argument to the Supreme Court to overturn the existing legislation that limited sports betting to Las Vegas. The driving force behind all those legal defeats was […]

UPDATE: Florida Greyhound Amendment Revealed to be a Decoupling Effort that could Expand Gambling and Create Mini-Casinos – Will Appear on Nov Ballot

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the suggested Constitutional Amendment that was sold as an amendment to ban greyhound racing. The unknown element was whether or not the actual language would ban the industry all together, thereby shutting down each track, or if the gambling that’s allowed currently would remain, thereby decoupling the dog racing from […]

Hawaii Proposes 4 New Anti-Gambling Bills against Video Game Loot Boxes and US Senator Pressures ESRB for Industry Ratings and Regulation

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the discovery and evolution of gambling-esque loot boxes in video games and the legislative response to such predatory practices. Loot boxes are a type of micro-transaction where a video game player spends real money to open a box or chest in a video game, and hopefully win a valuable […]

Guest Article: Gambling Lobbyist Finally Admits it – Casinos Prey on Customers

John Sowinski, President of NoCasinos.org, in Orlando, Florida, provides a guest article about a topic that most understand, but few realistically factor in when gambling expansion issues come up. Many tend to focus on the initial economic benefit of casinos and make empty promises about how money taxed from gambling will be put to use […]

Disney Prepared to Fight Destination Casinos as The Genting Group Buys Herald Building in Miami

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many continued efforts of The Genting Group and others to bring mega-destination, Las Vegas-styles casinos to Florida.  After early legislative losses two years ago, The Genting Group decided to use a ballot initiative to bring the issue to the voters.  They ultimately suspended that effort in hopes of […]

Missouri Legislature proposing a bill to stop the unprecedented decision to pull the President Casino

Casino Watch Focus reported that the MO Gaming Commission voted 4-0 to shut down the President Casino because of declining revenues.  Apparently, it’s not making enough money, so they hope to give the license to a company that will build yet another mega casino complex and spend even more money on elaborate advertising schemes that […]

Missouri Gaming Commission Statewide Market Study Reveals Support for Loss Limit

Survey Question Result Shows Support for $500 Loss Limit Today the Missouri Gaming Commission released their Statewide market study prepared by the University of Missouri St. Louis entitled, “The Missouri Gaming Market: Gamer Profiles and the Estimated Impact of New Gaming Facilities on the State of Missouri and Missouri’s Gaming Industry.” Among the questions asked […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/22 – 11/04

Man who fatally punched Reno casino worker guilty of murder A man with an extensive criminal history who fatally punched a Reno casino employee while trying to flee with gambling chips stolen from a blackjack table has been convicted of first-degree murder. A Washoe County jury found 65-year-old Frederick Borden guilty Thursday of murder, robbery […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/01 – 10/07

Judge sentences ‘pariah’ of Pawnee in embezzlement scheme that forced longtime business there to close A woman dubbed a “pariah” in her hometown of Pawnee was sentenced to prison Friday in connection with the embezzlement of nearly $400,000 from her former workplace, which has since closed. A federal judge sentenced Krystal K. Smith, 45, to […]

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 […]

UPDATE: 16 Countries Sign Agreement to Fight Loot Box Gambling in Video Games as New Study Draws Link Between Loot Boxes & Problem Gambling

Casino Watch Focus has long reported on the ongoing fight to regulate the addictive and gambling-esque gameplay mechanic known as loot boxes. Video games offer boxes that can be purchased for real money and they randomly provide in-game items. These items often have real world value and have certainly been sold as such. Clear links between […]