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YouTube Creators Under Fire for Underage Gambling Promotion by Sponsoring Loot Boxes

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing developments over a video game type mechanic known as loot boxes. Player, often children, spend money to gamble at receiving a mystery item from a box. This loot can sometimes be traded or sold for cash. Over 16 countries have either regulated it or called for studies. Most […]

Proposition A has opened the door to underage gambling

With the passage of Missouri Proposition A, the ability to guarantee that State ID cards are being checked as patrons enter casinos has seriously diminished. Before Proposition A passed, an ID was required to get a boarding pass and each and every patron who wished to board the boats had to have a boarding pass. […]

UPDATE: Gambling-esque Loot Boxes in Video Games Face Regulatory Measures & Studies from Governments like Hawaii and Private Companies like Apple, but are they Actually Harmful?

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the newly covered, gambling type video game items known as loot boxes. The boxes are purchasable in a video game and they provide random loot, or in game merchandise, much like a slot machine. This system of microtransactions came to light because EA pushed the envelope so far in […]

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.  […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/24 – 12/30

Gambling-related shooting in Tennessee leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded Two men were killed and four others were wounded after a Tennessee shooting that investigators believe was sparked by a gambling feud, according to a report Sunday. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office on its Twitter page identified the victims who were killed as Marcus Conway, 18, […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/03 – 12/09

MGM Springfield Reports “Underage Gambling Is An Issue”  President and chief operations officer *Michael Mathis* spoke with the Massachusetts Gaming Commission <https://massgaming.com&gt; and told them that the MGM Springfield is attracting around 50,000 people on weekends and that about 25,000 visitors show up on weekdays. The porous design which Mathis points to being one of […]

McDonald’s Come Under Fire for Super Mario Slot Machine Toy

Casino Watch Focus has long reported on underage gambling and risk factors for children exposed to gambling. The NFL came under fire for marketing fantasy football to minors, and they decided to end those efforts. More recently, its been loot boxes in video games that have been so widely discussed. As many have explained, it’s a game […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/04 – 06/10

2 targeted in deadly shooting at Vegas casino picnic  Police were searching Monday for a man accused of opening fire on a picnic for a group of employees of a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, killing a woman and critically injuring a man this weekend in what investigators called workplace violence. Authorities say Anthony Wrobel walked […]

A Brief Look at Crime 09/04 – 09/10

SCV suspect arrested in online gambling raid pleads guilty New York prosecutors are whittling away at the list of Santa Clarita Valley men arrested in a massive joint forces series of raids carried out almost two years ago in connection with an illegal $32 million nationwide sports betting ring, The five local men were among […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/23 – 01/29

Murder case at Miccosukee casino a test for tribal police, state prosecutors From suicides to overdoses to accidental drownings, the Miccosukee Police Department has investigated more than two dozen deaths over the decades. But the case of Fernando Duarte, a former U.S. Army Ranger shot to death on Christmas night in the parking lot of […]

Brief Look at Crime 11/18 – 11/24

Arrest made in apparent murder of missing Tacoma man Police have arrested a woman they believe is responsible for the death of a Tacoma man who has been missing for six weeks. Margaret Effelberg has been charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of Santiago Sanchez Cortes, according to court documents. Cortes […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/10 – 12/16

FBI Investigates Miami PD Officers In Gambling Case; Arrests Expected The FBI is investigating a ring of Miami police officers who have been providing protection services to a bookmaking operation in Liberty City, CBS4 News has learned. Six officers are expected to be arrested, with three or four others likely to face departmental discipline including […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/23 -7/29

Macau murder spate adds to casino industry worries In Macau, three murders in the past two weeks have raised fears that violent crime, for years a rarity in the world’s gambling capital, is growing more common at the same time as the island’s casino operators are struggling with slower growth. Police in the gaming and […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/16 – 01/22

Woman sentenced to prison for embezzling $1M from best friend’s Sparks business A realty office manager, affectionately called “Super Sue” throughout the small Sparks company run by her best friend, was sentenced Friday to the maximum term of 10 years in prison for embezzling nearly $500,000 to fund her gambling. For two decades Carolyn Sue […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/31 – 11/06

Tropicana Casino and Resort may face fine for underage gambling by 14-year-old boy The slot machine player at Tropicana Casino and Resort had a “youthful appearance,” but a casino security guard walked right past him and apparently did nothing. The gambler turned out to be only 14 years old. Now, Tropicana is at risk of […]