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Zynga Abandons Plans for US Online Poker and Facebook Expands International Market Presence

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of Zynga and Facebook to enter the online gambling market.  The infrastructure exists because they offer poker games and other gambling games that operate under a coin system.  No real money has been paid out in the United States, but the two have worked in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 03/04 – 03/10

Casino fined after patron drives drunk, kills jogger  A Pennsylvania casino has been fined more than $250,000 after a customer was served eight drinks in less than two hours and killed a jogger while driving home. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the fine against Mount Airy Casino Resort on […]

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 […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/21– 03/27

Gambling Crime:  Van der Sloot Played Online Poker After Slayings Reports surfaced on Friday that murder suspect Joran van der Sloot may have played online poker immediately following the bludgeoning of Peruvian college student Stefany Flores.  Van der Sloot met Flores in a casino while attending the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) in Lima, Peru.  […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/31 – 02/06

Vietnamese Gambling Ring Out of San Diego on America’s Most Wanted List A Vietnamese-American gambling ring is accused of cheating 29 casinos throughout the US out of close to $7 million.  The group was profiled on a local San Diego news station Saturday night and is listed on the regional America’s Most Wanted bulletin. Last […]