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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.  […]

** ALERT ** Senate Leader Harry Reid is attempting to legalize internet gambling

Casino Watch Focus reported that with the midterm elections swinging the balance of power back to the republicans, Rep. Barney Frank’s bill to legalize Internet gambling was essentially dead in the water. The Wall Street Journal reported that Senate Leader Harry Reid will pick up where Rep. Frank left off in an attempt to make […]

Congress debates legalizing and regulating Internet Gambling

Casino Watch focus reported in April that Rep. Barney Frank was attempting to legalize and regulate Internet Gambling by introducing the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection and Enforcement Act. Many groups including all the major sports organizations, expressed their opposition.  Now, the New York Times is reporting that steps are being taken to bring the […]

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 […]

US Appeals court says no to Internet gambling

It has been long reported by Casino Watch Focus that Internet gambling was made illegal by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and that countless groups have tried and failed to overturn its ban.  The Kansas City Star has outlined the details of the latest attempt to overturn the ban on Internet gambling: A U.S. […]

Representative Jim McDermott introduces Internet Gambling Tax Act as complement to Rep. Franks bill

Casino Watch Focus reported that Rep. Franks introduced a bill to legalize internet gaming.  Now, an online gambling source is reporting that a complementary bill has been introduced: Shortly after Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) introduced comprehensive internet gambling legislation on Wednesday, Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA) introduced the Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act, HR […]

US Representative Barney Frank introduces bill to legalize internet gambling despite opposition from National Football League and others

An online news magazine is reporting that Representative Frank introduced the bill earlier this month, and it would require online gambling sites to obtain a license from the Treasury Department.  Of course Rep. Frank claims the games would be fair and children wouldn’t be allowed to gamble, but the he faces serious opposition.  The online […]

Internet Gambling Push

From Family News in Focus by Josh Montez: Congressmen Ron Paul of Texas and Barney Frank of Massachusetts have introduced legislation that would legalize computer gambling. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act gives financial institutions a government-go-ahead to block payments to off-shore internet gambling interests.  The Frank-Paul bill would cancel that blockade.  Tom McClusky is […]

Reviewing The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

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. In a joint letter, a coalition of family and faith-based organizations including Focus on the Family Action, […]

Florida Internet Cafés’ Lack of Background Checks Allow Criminals to Operate Gambling Dens

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing saga of the Florida gambling dens known as internet cafes.  These cafes are essentially unlicensed mini slot parlors/casinos that represent danger to Florida families.  Casino Watch Focus reported that the Florida prosecutors, in a multi-agency investigaton, arrested over 50 people and revealed the sinister nature of how […]

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 […]

Online Gambling in Jeopardy in Wake of New Dep of Justice Ruling

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the impact of the Obama Administration’s reinterpretation of the long standing Wire Act. It very clearly made online gambling that crossed state lines illegal, but the Obama Administration said it only covers sports betting, thereby opening the floodgates to all forms of online gambling except sports betting. This understandably led […]

Gambling-esque Loot Boxes in Battlefront II – EA’s new Star Wars Video Game – draw ire of fans and scrutiny of foreign & domestic law makers – Disney Forced to Step In

Casino Watch Focus has reported on a potential new gambling medium that is proving to be exceptionally lucrative to video game companies, and even more exploitative of its customers, often times children. Known as loot boxes, they are purchasable boxes that are opened to receive an in-game prize. It’s a bit of a gamble as to […]