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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Asks Federal Government for Sports Betting Oversight while States Fight for Their Right to Regulate

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to legalize sport betting. The Supreme Court ruled that the federal law that prevented nationwide sports betting was unconstitutional. As a result, states are now able to legalize this form of gambling. Naturally, the sports leagues are very concerned given their position has always been to oppose […]

UPDATE: Florida States Asks Judge to Reconsider Seminole Compact Ruling, Judge Declines

Casino Watch Focus has reported that a Federal Judge recently ruled in favor of the Seminole Nation regarding the state’s gambling compact with them. The issue at hand involved exclusivity rights on table games the fact that Florida authorized them at other gambling facilities. That part of the compact has come to an end and a […]

Gambling Taxes are only Short-Term Fixes for States looking for Sustainable Revenue Streams

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on various states expanding gambling as a means to collect tax revenue, often times at the expense of its own citizens. 100 years ago virtually all forms of gambling were illegal, but slowly, one state at a time, gambling has been made legal by states looking to take […]

States Outsource Casino Policing to Private Firms

##For Immediate Release Feb 22 2014 LAS VEGAS — When Springfield, Mass. needed to choose who would build its first casino, the city hired an outside adviser to help with the process. The consulting firm Shefsky & Froelich recommended that the deal go to MGM Resorts International. At the same time, the consulting firm […]

As Internet Gambling starts to ramp up in the US, groups in 13 states fight back

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times that after an Obama Administration ruling  several states have legalized online gambling and many others are looking to do the same.  As these states look to increase their gambling expansion, groups are gathering together and sending a message to Congress – Strengthen the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  […]

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 […]

States Attempt to Take Gamblers’ Winnings for Overdue Child Support

From Family News In Focus: Colorado and West Virginia are putting children first. At least two states have designed a unique way to go after parents who owe child support: They want to take their gambling winnings. Colorado will roll out its plan in July; West Virginia hopes to follow a few months later. Evelio […]

States turning to professional marketers to take more money from its citizens

An article by Michael Gromley of the Associated Press points to a proposal from NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer to use future lottery profits from the state lottery for higher education.  The idea is simple: hire a group of professional marketers to lease the lottery from the state and turn out huge profits so everyone can […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/16- 9/22

Middleton Sport Bowl owners plead guilty to skimming $268K from gambling machines, tax evasion The owners of a Middleton bowling center have pleaded guilty to federal tax charges for skimming more than $268,000 from gambling machine receipts and not reporting that income on tax returns. Dudley Hellenbrand, 67, and Cherie Hellenbrand, 45, both of Middleton […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/02 – 9/08

Children were exposed to gambling adverts on Looney Tunes smartphone app, prompting ban Four gambling adverts have been banned after they appeared in a smartphone app used by children which features Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck. The Advertising Standards Authority censured firms for promotions in Looney Tunes World of Mayhem – which has an age […]

UPDATE: Genting’s Miami Monorail Casino Plan Opposed by Mayor and Florida Senators Rubio and Scott

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of Genting to build and operate a Vegas style destination casino in Miami Florida. None of their efforts have found legs, so they are attempting a most usual Hail Mary. They are working to bid on and fully construct a tax payer monorail system that would connect […]

A Brief Look at Crime 8/26 – 9/01

Man killed in police confrontation at casino parking garage The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the man who died after a police-involved stabbing and shooting inside a casino parking garage. Marcus Boles, 35, of Shreveport, was identified in a news release on Sunday afternoon as the man who died after Saturday’s confrontation. Boles is […]

A Brief Look at Crime 08/12 – 08/18

2nd-degree murder conviction in Tahoe casino killing A Douglas County jury has convicted a 45-year-old man of second-degree murder in the killing of another man at a Lake Tahoe hotel-casino that he claimed was self-defense. The Record-Courier reports the jury deliberated for six hours before returning the guilty verdict for Jose Rodriguez-Quezada at about 11:30 […]

Genting Group Continues its Efforts at a Miami Florida Casino in a Most Unusual Way

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing attempts, and subsequent failures, of gambling giant Genting to get a mega Las Vegas style casino legalized in Miami. They failed through the Florida legislature. They failed through a voter petition initiative. They have purchased land and tried to collaborate with a local pari-mutuel company in hopes […]

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. […]