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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 NoCasinos.org 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 […]

EA Tries to label Gambling-esques Loot Boxes as ‘Surprise Mechanics’ During UK Parliamentary Investigation

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing studies and investigations into the latest predatory gaming mechanics known as loot boxes. These are digital boxes that can be purchase with real money in video games and they contain random loot that can be used in game. In some cases these are vary rare items that have […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/10 – 06/16

Casino employee attempts to run over robber after being held at gunpoint  Shreveport police are investigating following an armed robbery at a downtown casino. It happened overnight at the ElDorado Hotel and Casino’s parking garage. Police say a female employee had just finished her shift and was counting her money in her car. That’s when […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/03 – 06/09

Police: Man stabbed on Mystic Lake Casino floor early Thursday morning Prior Lake Police say a man was stabbed early Thursday morning on the floor of Mystic Lake Casino. Officers responded to the casino at 2 a.m. about the stabbing. Upon arrival, officers found one male victim with a stab wound to his abdomen. The […]

A Brief Look at Crime 5/6 – 5/12

Police: Dead robber hit same casino in November  Police say a 49-year-old twice-convicted bank robber who died exchanging gunfire with police while trying to flee a casino robbery was responsible for a similar heist in November at the same Las Vegas Strip resort. Clark County Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank showed side-by-side photos Monday of Michael […]

A Brief Look at Crime 4/21 – 5/5

Charter school employee accused of charging $75K on school credit card at casino A former business director at the Bradenton charter schoolTeam Success is pleading not guilty to charges that she stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from the school and its management firm, according to a notice filed with the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court. […]

A Brief Look at Crime 4/15 – 4/21

Admitted College Embezzler Negotiates with State  It’s been over a year and no charges have been filed against Henrietta Trujillo. The former Northern New Mexico College finance director resigned her position in March 2017 and provided her supervisor with a box of evidence detailing how she allegedly kept over $200,00 from the College. New Mexico […]

DOJ Seeks to get State Online Lottery Lawsuit Dropped

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the Department of Justice’s reversal of the Wire Act and that decision’s impact on online gambling. Many said lawsuits would be the deciding fact as to whether or not they could reverse the out of place Obama Administration’s reinterpretation of the wire act, which lead to the massive expansion of […]