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A Brief Look at Crime 07/31 – 08/06

Woman arrested in May death of 80-year-old Las Vegas man A 25-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of an 80-year-old man in the west Las Vegas Valley in May.The Metropolitan Police Department said [a suspect] was arrested Thursday on charges of murder, grand larceny auto theft and robbery with a deadly weapon. The […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/11 – 04/17

190 deaths linked to problem gambling in eight years, report says Nearly 200 people have taken their own lives in Quebec because of problems related to compulsive gambling in the space of nearly a decade. CJAD News has obtained a coroner’s report that says between 190 compulsive gamblers killed themselves during a period lasting between […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Garners Gambling Label as Yahoo Joins the Market

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the questionable nature of short duration fantasy sports betting. Also known as DFS, or daily fantasy sports, players no longer play over the course of a season, but instead pick players day to day. Given the short term nature, the question is raised about whether these are games of skill, or […]

New Federal Online Gambling Bill to be Introduced

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many ongoing attempts to overturn UIGEA and pass federal legislation to allow federal internet gambling.  Time and time again, these federal attempts have failed and federal online gambling has remained illegal.  States have been working to allow online gambling in their jurisdiction after an Obama Administration ruling opened […]

Nevada Poker Bill Looks to Allow Other State’s Residents to Gamble on Their Online Gambling Sites

Casino Watch Focus reported that an Obama Administration ruling allowed for each state to introduce online gambling if gambling was legal in that state.  Much discussion has taken place as to whether the same ruling actually applies between states. The current legislation making Federal online gambling illegal is the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).  […]

UPDATE: Online Poker Bill Said to Lead to Unintended Criminal Consequences dead in 2012

Casino Watch Focus reported that a new online poker bill was filed by Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Jon Kyl. The bill, known as the “Internet Gambling Prohibition, Poker Consumer Protection, and Strengthening UIGEA Act of 2012,” attempts to legalize online poker. However, as explained by Professor John W. Kindt in an online article, the […]

New Federal Online Poker Bill Expected to be Filed and Raise Constitutional Concerns

Casino Watch Focus reported many times on the failed attempts of the federal legislature to pass a bill to remove UIGEA and fully allow online gambling at the federal level.  Most attempts have been lead by Senator Harry Reid. A new bill is once again being introduced by Sen. Reid and Les Bernal of Stop […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/36 – 4/1

Police arrest suspect in killing of 5 in San Francisco home Police say they have a suspect in custody in the brutal murders of five people found dead in a San Francisco home Friday, KTVU reports. 35-year-old San Francisco resident Binh Thai Luc was arrested and charged with five counts of murder, Police Chief Greg […]

New Online Gambling Bill Filed – Identical to other past failed attempts

Casino Watch Focus reported that U.S. Rep. Barney Frank’s desire to regulate online gambling was all but shut down after the midterm elections.  Then, a last minute effort was made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but Casino Watch Focus reported that he was unsuccessful at his attempt to attach the pro-gambling bill to sure-to-pass […]

UPDATE: Senator Reid’s Online Gambling Bill is dead

Casino Watch Focus reported that Senate Leader Harry Reid was attempting to legalize internet gambling by attaching a bill during the lame duck session to important legislation that would almost certainly pass.  However, ESPN has reported that his bill is dead and that Internet Gambling will remain illegal: It’s been a whirlwind of excitement since […]

New Hampshire attempting to work around federal law that restricts internet gambling

Casino Watch Focus explained that in 2006 Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  UIGEA made it illegal for online gambling companies to accept money for unlawful Internet gambling transactions and it called for regulations on the banking and payment processing industry.  After many failed attempts by Rep. Barney Franks to regulate Internet gambling, […]

Rep. Barney Frank’s bill to regulate Internet gambling comes under fire

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the opposition to legalizing online gambling. Now it appears that Rep. Frank’s bill has caught the ire of Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.  An online source reports: Frank has already indicated his intention to seek committee approval for his Internet Gambling Regulation, […]

Rep. Barney Frank and the Obama Administration delay ban on Internet gambling

It has long been reported that Rep. Barney Frank (D) believes that internet gambling should be legalized. He even went on to claim that the freedom to gamble online should outweigh the dangers posed to children. However, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforment Act bans online gambling and was recently upheld by the US Court of […]

Pro family groups take a stand against online gambling

Casino Watch Focus explained that in 2006 Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  UIGEA made it illegal for online gambling companies to accept money for unlawful Internet gambling transactions and it called for regulations on the banking and payment processing industry.  There have been a few examples of the government going after companies […]

Why some “burdens” help protect our children

In 2006 Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.  UIGEA made it illegal for online gambling companies to accept money for unlawful Internet gambling transactions and it called for regulations on the banking and payment processing industry. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System board of governors released proposed regulations […]