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Despite Supreme Court Ruling to Legalize State Sports Gambling, Florida doesn’t Seem Likely to See Such Gambling Expansion this Soon

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts by New Jersey to legalize sports betting, including the news that the Supreme Court may have just put forth the largest expansion of gambling policy ever by allowing all states to now legalize it. For months states have been gearing up for this possible scenario and the […]

UPDATE: Florida Supreme Court Rules Against County Approved Slot Machine Referendums

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts to expand gambling through slot machine referendums in jurisdictions where the legislature has not approved them. They key case involved a voter approved referendum in Gadsden County. Creek Entertainment Grenta lawyers claimed that because the people voted for slot machines in their county and there was a […]

Ballot Initiative Briefs Submitted to Florida Supreme Court: Mega Millions Not Impacted by the Initiative

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of Voters in Charge to put together a ballot initiative in Florida to require a vote of the people before new gambling legislation can be authorized. Naturally, those with strong gambling interests who hope to expand gambling in Florida have pushed to oppose the petition. As is […]

Florida Anti-Gambling Group has Required Signatures to Advance its Ballot Initiative to the Language Review Process

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing efforts of the anti-gambling group, No Casinos, to help protect Florida families from the dangers of expanded gambling. Most recently, No Casinos outlined a diverse strategy for preventing expanded gambling in Florida, including support of an initiative petition by Voters in Charge to require statewide voter approval prior to authorizing […]

No Casinos Group Plans Diverse Strategy for Preventing Expanded Gambling in Florida and Urges Citizen Call to Action

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing negotiations between the Florida governor and the Seminole Tribe regarding the gambling compact they have with the state.  After a lengthy negation process, the first step was been satisfied when the two sides agreed to a new compact that will now need approval from the Florida Legislature.  The […]

Florida Anti-Gambling Group Looks to Safeguard Against Gambling Expansion Through Possible Ballot Initiative

Casino Watch Focus has reported that a key slot machine license case in the state of Florida has major implications for statewide gambling expansion.  The Florida Attorney General asked a Florida Appellate Court to reevaluate its peculiar ruling that allowed a local vote of the people to allow slots machines at nearby dog and horse racing […]

Guest Article: CEO of Florida Chamber of Commers supports Yes on Amendment 3

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the ongoing progression of Amendment 3 – Voter Control of Gambling in Florida.  Numerous sources have provided support for the amendment, but perhaps one of the most telling is the support it gets from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.  Below is the guest article by CEO Mark Wilson as published […]

A Brief Look at Crime 12/04 – 12/10

Ex-cop, son admit to roles in $4 million illegal sports-betting scheme An ex-cop who once spent time in prison for participating in an advertising scheme, has racked up another felony conviction, this time for his role in illegal Internet-based sports gambling rings, which, authorities said, hauled in about $4 million in wagers. Ciro Barone, 68, […]

Genting Attempts, Desperate, Hail-Mary Lawsuit to Force through a New Florida Casino; City Aid for Major Steps Down from Genting in Disagreement

Casino Watch Focus has reported on the many failed attempts by Genting to construct a new, Vegas-style, destination resort casino in Florida. Most of the attempts have come through the Florida legislature, but those stopped a few years ago when they decided to go the route of initiative petition to get the issue put on […]

Florida Senate President Favors Constitutional Amendment to Expand Vegas-style Gambling Casinos

Last year, Casino Watch Focus reported the attempt of the Genting Group to sidestep the legislature on the issue of expanded gambling though destination casinos by placing a ballot initiative before the voters in Florida. They hoped to either put pressure on the legislature to pass a proposal that they had more control over, or […]

A Brief Look at Crime 02/11 – 02/17

Ex-mayor’s $1 billion gambling woes stun San Diego Maureen O’Connor was a physical education teacher who won a seat on the San Diego City Council when she was only 25 years old, later winning two terms as the city’s first female mayor as she charmed voters with a populist flair.  But her rapid rise was […]

A Brief Look at Crime 10/01 – 10/07

Man who wore ninja outfit convicted of killing filmmaker’s son A man accused of dressing in a black ninja outfit and killing the son of a Japanese filmmaker in a Beverly Hills carport in 2010 was convicted of murder Tuesday.  In closing arguments Monday, prosecutors portrayed Scott Barker as a cowardly man who waited in […]

Genting group fails again at a major gambling expansion

Casino Watch Focus has reported that Genting Group was one of the key companies leading the charge to get major destination casino resorts, that offer full scale Vegas-type gambling, legalized in Florida.  Those efforts failed during the legislative session, but they are still attempting to place the issue on the ballot, in hopes of orchestrating […]

More State Legislators Speak Out against Prop A

Every day more and more elected officials, school superintendents and people in charge of our educational funding speak out against Prop A.  State Senator John Loudon was recently quoted saying this Proposition is just another shell game: A multimillion dollar advertising campaign by Las Vegas-based gambling companies to convince Missouri voters to lift the state’s […]

House Committee Hears Testimony on Casino Moratorium Bill

Missouri State Representative Brian Baker is the sponsor of HB 2420, which seeks to place a 3-year moratorium on the issuance of new casino licenses. The Special Committee on General Laws heard testimony this morning from those opposed and in support of Rep. Baker’s bill. David Welch, the Policy Analyst and Government Liaison for the […]