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Illinois looking to legalize online horse betting

Illinois is known for its diverse gambling venues. Everything from a state lottery to full casino gambling is legal in the state. Now, Illinois is looking to expand its horse betting business to the Internet.  An Illinois news source is reporting of the State’s latest attempt at solving budgetary problems with an expanded gambling plan: […]

Going for the easy prey…an Illinois casino with absolutely no shame

The Chicago Tribune reported a most unfortunate incident: An Aurora casino has been fined $800,000 by the Illinois Gaming Board for marketing its facility to people with self-identified chronic gambling problems, officials said. Penn National Gaming Inc., which owns Hollywood Casino, sent marketing materials to at least 146 people on a database containing those who […]

A Brief Look at Crime 07/08 – 07/14

Sports bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ gets 3-year sportsbook ban Prominent sports bettor David Oancea, known in gambling circles as “Vegas Dave,” must stay out of Las Vegas sportsbooks for three years, a judge ruled Monday. Along with the sportsbook restriction, U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey ordered Oancea to three years probation, gambling treatment and 150 hours […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/25 – 03/03

Kappa Alpha Psi member fired for embezzling more than $1 million According to/Philadelphia Magazine Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity member and former finance director, *Curtis Anderson* has been caught in a financial scandal after admitting that he embezzled over $1 million funds. Anderson, who served as a finance director at the fraternity’s international headquarters in Philadelphia […]

Guest Article: DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the new Department of Justice ruling that reestablished online gambling to be illegal under the wire act. The need for this ruling existed because the long standing intend of the wire act was erroneously reinterpreted by the Obama Administration to only apply to sports betting. This opened the flood gates […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/24-9/30

Man arrested, accused of killing teen during gamblers’ fight in Atlanta A man accused of fatally shooting a teenager during an argument while gambling was arrested, Atlanta police confirmed. Andrew Dontavious Glass remained in the Fulton County jail Wednesday on murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery charges in the July 14 shooting in the 1200 […]

UPDATE: Supreme Court Strikes down Federal Sports Betting Ban, Creates ‘Wild West’ for Sports Gambling and Potential Devastation for Problem Gamblers

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts lead by New Jersey to reverse federal bans of sports betting. After many failed attempts, New Jersey has finally succeeded in opening the door for them to regulate sports gambling. This obviously opens the door for every state as well, and the ramifications will be serious. In […]

The 4 Major Players Sports Association and the PGA join the MLB and NBA Regarding Having Their Cut of the Potential Sports Betting Action

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing Supreme Court case and the history leading up to the potential legalization of sports betting. New Jersey has taken years of attempts to legalize sports betting in their state to the Highest Court and a ruling is expected soon. With the prevailing thought being the Supreme Court will […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/26 – 03/04

Hamburg man gets prison time for $7.7 million fraud Christopher F. Venti says he was simply trying to help his family and, along the way, made a very big mistake. A mistake that resulted in three separate fraudulent investment schemes and a $7.7 million loss to the victims, here and across the world, who trusted […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/30 – 11/05

Winter Haven woman who stole $1.8 Million from stepfather to be resentenced to prison Wanda Imber, who was sentenced to house arrest in May 2016 after a jury found her guilty of stealing about $1.8 million from her elderly stepfather, is about to lose her freedom. An appellate court has ruled that Circuit Judge J. […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/09 – 10/15

Five years after introduction, study says video gambling leading to crime upticks September marked the five-year anniversary of video gaming legalization in Illinois. A new report claims that the societal costs of gambling may not be worth the tax revenue. According to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, Illinois received $1.3 billion in revenue […]

A Brief Look at Crime 09/11 – 09/17

Addicted gambler gets house arrest after stealing $1 million A Burford woman who stole almost $1 million from her CIBC employer was given a remarkably light sentence in Ontario Court last week due to her equally remarkable response to the crimes. Margaret Pepper, 56, was sentenced to a form of house arrest for two years […]

A Brief Look at Crime 08/14 – 08/20

Gambling Addict Bludgeons Man With Hammer, Chopped Up Body Receives 22 Years Prison An cold-blooded killer who bludgeoned a man with a hammer then chopped his body into pieces after the victim refused to give him a $100 loan to fuel his gambling addiction will now be spending 22 years in prison. David Napier of […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/24-4/30

Facebook Live Murder Suspect Steve Stephens ‘Lost Everything to Gambling’ Police in Cleveland were searching for a homicide suspect who they said broadcast a videotaped killing on Facebook and claimed to have committed another 15 murders, though these claims are yet to be verified. The search for Steve Stephens, 37, extended beyond Ohio to four […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/20 – 02/26

Clerk stole more than £330,000 from building firm – and 60 people could now lose their jobs A trusted accounts clerk stole more than £330,000 from a building company to pay for her online gambling habit – and 60 jobs are now in jeopardy because of her thefts. Pearce began secretly transferring funds to herself […]