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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 […]

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 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 4/01 – 4/07

Wynn Gets Hit With $20 Million Fine By Nevada Gaming Control Board  Wynn Resorts put on its best face in front of commissioners of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Earlier this month Wynn Resorts entered into a settlement with the gaming regulator, admitting to covering up multiple allegations and settlements with employees who were sexually […]

A Brief Look at Crime 3/25 – 3/31

New York man gets 56 months in jail for running $62 million real estate Ponzi scheme A New York man will spend more than the next four years in jail after admitting to running a real estate Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of approximately $62 million by promising “risk-free” investments in commercial real estate. […]

Despite Recent Supreme Court Ruling, most NCAA March Madness Gambling will be Illegal and Cost Employers Millions in Lost Productivity

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing problems that come with the NCAA March Madness tournament each year. Millions is lost to employers through a decline in work place productivity and people continue to gamble away money at unprecedented rates. Most of this gambling is illegal and despite the recent legalization of sports betting by […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/18 – 03/25

Sex trafficking ring suspects may have made millions and tried to hide it at casinos  Dallas police said the owners of some seedy massage parlors made them rich, and they spent some of the money on luxury cars, homes and trips, which were paid for in cash. On Wednesday, officers rescued 16 women they say […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/11 – 03/17

Mohegan Sun Restaurant Manager Allegedly Embezzled $103K To Support Gambling Habit  An ex-assistant manager showed up in court this week to face a charge for allegedly embezzling over $100,000 from a restaurant in Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino. The attorney representing Adam G. Johnson, 43, of Griswold, Connecticut, entered a not guilty plea for his client […]