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2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament Underway: Billions to be Gambled and Billions to be Lost

Selection Sunday has passed and the Bracketolgoy can now begin. As the country gears up for another year of March Madness its important to understand the impact that office pools have on employers and the communities. Obviously, not all office pools will result in gambling, however, a vast majority do involve illegal gambling. A USAtody […]

Super Bowl XLVI – how much gambling are we talking about?

Super Bowl XLVI brings about lots of excitement with the electricity of stats, facts, and the epic rematch of 2008’s Eli Manning’s Giants and Tom Brady’s Patriots.  Millions of people will engage in this social event and spend time at parties across the country.  However, Super Bowl Sunday is also one of the largest social […]

A Brief Look at Crime 01/10 – 01/16

Theft to fund gambling nets jail A 58-year-old Port Hardy woman who stole more than $400,000  from Softball B.C. and lost it all gambling, has been sentenced to  three years in prison. Elliott stole $406,731.01 by making 173 transfers from Softball  B.C. to her own account.  The theft was discovered by a newly hired vice-president […]

A Brief Look at Crime 7/19-7/25

Man leaps to death at Ameristar Casino garage A 51-year-old south St. Louis County man jumped to his death Monday night from the top level of a parking garage at the Ameristar Casino, police said. The man leapt from the sixth level of the south parking garage at 9:37 p.m., falling 75 feet to pavement […]

Super Bowl Gambling – not as harmless as you might think.

Super Bowl Sunday brings about lots of excitement with the electricity of stats and facts, the Who Dat Nation and a Manning Legacy.  Super Bowl Sunday is also one of the largest social gambling events in the nation. The Morning Sentinel points to the 2007 Super Bowl as having an estimated $8 billion in wagers placed […]

No betting line on the NBA finals…if only for the right reason

It appears that as most sports books are welcoming and receiving bets on this year’s NBA finals, Harrah’s Entertainment properties are turning sports bettors away.  That’s a pretty commendable position to be in if it were only for the right reason.  The Las Vegas Review Journal is reporting why the company is sitting out this […]

harmless super bowl wagers?

Guest Article: Super Bowl Sunday brings about lots of excitement with the electricity of stats and facts, and a perfect season riding on the line. But a lesser-known fact is that Super Bowl Sunday is one of the largest social gambling events in the nation. The Morning Sentinel points to the 2007 Super Bowl as […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/16 – 10/22

Las Vegas shooting: At least 50 dead in massacre Trump calls ‘act of pure evil’ A gunman turned a Las Vegas concert into a killing field Sunday night from his perch on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, using at least 10 guns to rain down a steady stream of fire, […]

World cup expected to reach billions in world-wide gambling

Casino Watch Focus has reported many times on the impact that gambling has on major sporting events like the Super Bowl and the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Even though these events have a global reach, their impact on the sports and gambling culture world-wide seldom raises to the level of the World Cup.  Fox News […]