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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 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 11/19 – 11/25

Chinese mother kills herself and her two children because she believed her husband was dead – only for it to emerge he is alive and FAKED accident for an insurance payout A grieving Chinese woman has killed herself and her two young children after her husband faked his death in an attempt to claim insurance […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/29 – 02/04

4 arrested, $200,000 seized in Lake County gambling sting (FL) A two-month operation targeting illegal gambling in Lake County ended with search warrants being served at 10 illegal gambling establishments across the county, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The sting, dubbed Operation Jackpot, was initiated after authorities received tips and Crimeline calls about […]

Gambling-esque Loot Boxes in Battlefront II – EA’s new Star Wars Video Game – draw ire of fans and scrutiny of foreign & domestic law makers – Disney Forced to Step In

Casino Watch Focus has reported on a potential new gambling medium that is proving to be exceptionally lucrative to video game companies, and even more exploitative of its customers, often times children. Known as loot boxes, they are purchasable boxes that are opened to receive an in-game prize. It’s a bit of a gamble as to […]

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 […]

Video Game Company First to Enter US Online Gambling Market

Casino Watch Focus has been reporting on the ongoing saga of expanded online gambling in the US.  A ruling by the Obama Administration has opened the door for some states to engage in online gambling.  Legal questions still loom as to how far online gambling’s jurisdiction lies, and Congress is still debating proposals to allow […]

Apple to allow real money online gambling on their iPhones and iPads

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the expansion of gambling worries through online social media. The first big avenue has been to take advantage of the widespread popularity of the social network giant Facebook. Social gaming company Zynga was one of the first companies to start approaching social media sources to expand their Poker games […]

UPDATE: Zynga Confirms Real Money Poker to begin in 2013

Casino Watch Focus has reported that Zynga has been heavly considering offering real money online gambling.  They have worked with social media company Facebook to offer games to online users of the social media site.  They have a full infrastructure in place to have people purchase credits to use in their various games, the most […]

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 […]

Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Odds Not Worth Chasing

Casino Watch Focus has consistently educated the public on the risks of gambling.  Each year the number of those trapped in gambling’s web increases and the amount of money gambled continues to climb.  One online source points to out that Global Betting and Gaming Consultants resent finding’s show that world wide gambling reached $419 billion […]

Guest Article: DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the new Department of Justice ruling that reestablished online gambling to be illegal under the wire act. The need for this ruling existed because the long standing intend of the wire act was erroneously reinterpreted by the Obama Administration to only apply to sports betting. This opened the flood gates […]

A Brief Look at Crime 07/02 – 07/08

Caregiver charged in elderly woman’s death embezzled $100K   Fairhurst, 80, was hospitalized on Jan. 16, 2017, and died there nine days later. Her weight had dropped 50 pounds in the last months of her life, Quinn’s office said, and it was determined that malnutrition and bed sores contributed to her death. Investigators determined that Fairhurst […]

UPDATE: Supreme Court Strikes down Federal Sports Betting Ban, Creates ‘Wild West’ for Sports Gambling and Potential Devastation for Problem Gamblers

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts lead by New Jersey to reverse federal bans of sports betting. After many failed attempts, New Jersey has finally succeeded in opening the door for them to regulate sports gambling. This obviously opens the door for every state as well, and the ramifications will be serious. In […]

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 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/12 – 02/18

Gunman shoots and kills two security guards at a Las Vegas hotel and casino then tries to commit suicide Two security guards were shot dead at a Las Vegas hotel and casino at 6.30am on Saturday. The shooting took place in a hotel room at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur Hotel and Casino when 29-year-old gunman Christopher […]