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Kentucky House Passes Gambling Bill but Senate likely to vote no

Casino Watch Focus has reported numerous times on Ky Governor Steve Beshear’s attempt at expanding gambling by legalizing casinos.  Governor Beshear campaigned on the idea that he was going to make full scale casino gambling legal.  Of course, he faced opposition from the horse racing industry and countless pro-family, anti-gambling groups.  His attempt to pass […]

Kentucky House bill on casinos labeled ‘dead’

From One News Now by Ed Thomas: Legislation changing the Kentucky state constitution to allow casino gambling is a dead issue until at least 2010, says an opponent of the bill, after backers of the measure failed in their bid to get it out of the state House and before voters this November. Governor Steve […]

Kentucky’s Casino Dreams Waning…

Guest Article:  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s last hopes of pushing his pro-casino bill through the legislature seem all but lost this week, as Hastings Wyman of the Southern Political Report notes.  Holding a press conference on Monday, Beshear made a final, yet seemingly hopeless plea for the passage of his bill. Wyman reports, “’I don’t […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/27 – 10/03

Former Accounting Coordinator for Non-Profit Organization Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling More than $321K A resident of Pittsburgh, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 17 months of prison followed by two years of supervised release on her conviction of bank fraud, Acting United States Attorney Stephen R. Kaufman announced today. According to information […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/19 – 7/25

Missouri Highway Patrol seizes more gaming machines from Springfield convenience store A couple was arrested after they left a 3-year-old child alone in a hotel room while they gambled in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, authorities said. Tom Tan Nguyen, 53, and Tin Thi Ngoc Nguyen, 37, were arrested Tuesday by […]

A Brief Look at Crime 06/07 – 06/13

Trainer Bob Baffert suspended from Belmont after Kentucky Derby winner fails drug test The New York Racing Association (NYRA) temporarily suspended Bob Baffert, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, in the aftermath of the horse failing a post-race drug test. NYRA President and CEO Dave O’Rourke announced the suspension in a statement on […]

A Brief Look at Crime 05/10 – 05/16

Ocean County Man Admits Operating an Illegal Lottery and Filing False Tax Return An Ocean County, New Jersey man today admitted operating an illegal lottery and failing to pay more than $65,000 in federal taxes on his earnings from the scheme, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Between 2014 and 2019, O’Neill managed an […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/05 – 04/11

PokerStars owes KY $1.3 billion. The state is reaching for first $100 million. The state of Kentucky is pursuing part of the $1.3 billion owed it by an online poker company that ran what the Kentucky Supreme Court has described as “an illegal internet gambling criminal syndicate,” Gov. Andy Beshear’s office said Thursday. Lawyers for […]

A Brief Look at Crime 04/06 – 04/12

Man drowns three daughters after wife denies money for gambling  In what appeared to be a shocking incident, a man killed his three daughters by throwing them into irrigation well as his son was able to escape the wrath of his father who was annoyed from the wife for denying money for gambling. The incident […]

A Brief Look at Crime 03/02 – 03/08

Bingo addict Murdered Her Uncle A bingo addict who murdered her elderly uncle to feed her habit admitted to the killing in a video selfie on his mobile phone, a new documentary has revealed. Susan Warne, 41, attacked John Proctor, 80, at his home in Leiston, Suffolk on June 13, 2015 pushing him down the […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/21 – 10/27

Suspects in Casino Killing Could Be Eligible For Death Penalty  The two female defendants charged in the robbery and killing of an 84-year-old Long Beach woman at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula could be eligible for the death penalty if convicted, officials said Sunday. One of the suspects, 35-year-old Kimesha Monae Williams, is believed […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/01 – 7/07

St. Croix Chippewa tribe is facing $5.5 million fine for pocketing and misappropriating $1.5 million The impoverished St. Croix Chippewa tribe is being fined $5.5 million because some of its leaders pocketed or misappropriated more than $1.5 million in tribal gaming funds, the chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission said in a blistering notice. […]

A Brief Look at Crime 5/6 – 5/12

Police: Dead robber hit same casino in November  Police say a 49-year-old twice-convicted bank robber who died exchanging gunfire with police while trying to flee a casino robbery was responsible for a similar heist in November at the same Las Vegas Strip resort. Clark County Assistant Sheriff Charles Hank showed side-by-side photos Monday of Michael […]

A Brief Look at Crime 4/15 – 4/21

Admitted College Embezzler Negotiates with State  It’s been over a year and no charges have been filed against Henrietta Trujillo. The former Northern New Mexico College finance director resigned her position in March 2017 and provided her supervisor with a box of evidence detailing how she allegedly kept over $200,00 from the College. New Mexico […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/28 – 02/03

Two Nuns Alleged to Have Embezzled $500,000 Two longtime nuns at St. James Catholic School in Torrance allegedly embezzled as much as $500,000 in tuition, fees and donations, perhaps spending some of the money on trips and gambling at casinos while telling parents the school was operating on a shoestring budget, it was reported Thursday. […]