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UPDATE: Greyhound Industry Sues to Remove Dog Racing ‘Decoupling’ Ban from Florida Ballot

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to ban greyhound racing, but typically leave the gambling behind. This practice essentially creates mini-casinos and has been referred to as decoupling. Many are excited for the dog racing to come to an end, but most of those same proponents would like to see the gambling at […]

Missouri Casino Expansion via Lake of the Ozark Bill Dies – Initiative Petition to bypass the Legislators Seems Likely

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many attempts at legalizing casinos near Osage Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks.  The Missouri constitution very clearly limits casino gambling to the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, but attempts have been made for over a decade to expand gambling to that part of the state.  New attempts […]

Seminole Compact Deal Seems Unlikely Given Florida Legislators are Shifting Full Focus to the Parkland School Shooting

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to fully renew the Seminole Gambling Compact and officially lock in various gambling exclusivity agreements with the Tribe, the most prominent being designated player card games.  Recent legislation was proposed and pushed that was an attempt to allow exclusive deals for the Seminoles at their casinos, while […]

Florida Sen. Tom Lee Proposes Unique way to Ban Greyhound Racing, but is it Meaningful and Helpful Change or a Decoupling Effort Aimed at Gambling Expansion?

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing struggles of Florida’s greyhound industry and efforts to remove the races, but keep the slot machine gambling, an act known as decoupling. As it stands, to offer slot machines, the tracks must maintain a certain level of dog racing. Many see the terrible conditions for the animals as […]

Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp speaks out against new Decoupling Efforts

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the Florida dog racing industry to keep slot machines even though the dog racing industry is clearly failing. As it stands, Greyhound tracks can only offer some gambling games if they are engaged in actual dog racing. The industry knows that dog racing is not longer […]

New Florida Gambling Bills Look to Overhaul the System and Allow for More Casinos

Casino Watch Focus recently reported  that a new drove of lobbyists have come to Florida to ensure gambling expansion by way of new designation resort casinos. The mod has shifted as a result and now a Florida Senate Bill looks to allow two new Vegas style casinos directly while the House version of the bill […]

Florida Gambling deal between Genting and Gulfstream Criticized

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many efforts of Genting Group to expand gambling in Florida.  They have been involved in efforts to establish full-blown Vegas-style gambling casinos to cruises and land deals.  Now, as the details of a deal between Genting and Gulfstream is being reported, public and other critism is surfacing.  The […]

The Florida Panthers Hockey Team Linked to a Destination Casino?

Casino Watch Focus has been long reporting on the battle to expand gambling in Florida to that of full-scale, Las Vegas destination casinos.  Genting group has been the most active over the past few years in attempting to set the stage for destination gambling. Those efforts have been fought off by various groups looking to […]

Florida Judge Denies Injunction Sought to Stop Enforcement of Internet Café Ban

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to end illegal Internet Cafes in Florida.  Gov. Rick Scott signed into law legislation passed by the Florida House and Senate that officially put an end to illegal Internet Cafes.  Shortly thereafter, a group filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the ban.  Now The Tampa […]

UPDATE: Genting Group Drops Initiative Petition Efforts, Focusing on Mega Casinos through Legislature Instead

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing attempts of Genting Group to legalize full scale, Vegas-type destination resort casinos.  Their most recent attempt has been to spend a million dollars to get an initiative petition approved to take to the people of Florida.  Once there, they would spend millions to persuade the voters to […]

A Brief Look at Crime 9/17 – 9/23

Las Vegas Sands hid evidence in former executive’s lawsuit: court Las Vegas Sands  deceived a Nevada court in an attempt to stall a lawsuit by the former head of its Macau operations, a state judge ruled on Friday, fining the casino operator and abridging its right to object in a fight over key evidence. The […]

UPDATE: Florida Supreme Court Affirms Gambling Expansion without a vote of the people by Refusing to Hear Key Case

Casino Watch Focus originally reported that an appellate court upheld a ruling that would allow the Florida legislature to expand gambling in the state without a vote of the people. Given the case involved the constitutionality of legislation to expand gambling, it was assumed that an appeal to the Supreme Court would be filed.  The […]

In a questionable political move, Missouri Rep. Scott Largent attempts to allow loans at casinos

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times that even though casino gambling is legal in Missouri, the legislature has taken many steps to safeguard its citizens from the dangers of gambling.  The Legislature successfully prevented all legislative attempts at removing a unique safeguard, the $500 loss limit, which essentially caped the amount of money that […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/17 – 01/23

Reno man pleads guilty to strangling wife to death over gambling debts An unemployed Reno man accused of strangling his wife because she called him a “coward” for gambling away their savings has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Following the killing, Kung confessed to police he strangled his wife during a dispute about his secret […]

HB 1864…the new vehicle for removal of the loss limit

At the beginning of this legislative session Missouri State Representative Michael Parson introduced HB 1864.  This bill allows operators of excursion gambling boats to deposit checks on the next business day of the financial institution instead of within 24 hours.  There is no inherent need for the change in law because the Missouri Gaming Commission […]