Authorities Expand Crackdown On Illegal California Casinos
As legislators move to reinstitute a moratorium on new cardrooms in the state, illegal California gambling dens continue to thrive.
Early Success of Sky River Casino Leads To Expansion Talks
Owned by the Wilton Rancheria Tribe and managed by Boyd Gaming, Sky River Casino was an immediate hit with Sacramento-area residents.
Drugs, Guns, Cash Found In Raid Of Illegal Northern California Casinos
After citizens complained, detectives organized a raid to take down illegal California casinos led by a 43-year-old San Jose resident.
Expanded Surveillance Requirements May Be Coming To California Cardrooms
Not all California cardrooms have video cameras recording gambling activity. However, if the CGGC gets its way, that may change this year.
Dry Creek Rancheria Gets Approval to Build New Casino in Sonoma County
A new casino is coming to California wine country. While the construction timeline is still up in the air, the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians received long-awaited approval from the county’s Board of Supervisors to build a tribal casino resort in Sonoma County. The new California casino will be located on the site […]
For the First Time Since 1995, New Card Rooms Can Open in California
For nearly 28 years, California had a moratorium on adding new card rooms in the state. However, a new day has arrived. The moratorium expired Jan. 1, 2023. Essentially, the moratorium banned new card rooms from opening in California. That means, for the first time since 1995, new card rooms are allowed to open in […]
Mechoopda Tribe Hopes Temporary Casino Will Be Ready By ‘Late 2023’
The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria hopes its temporary casino will be ready for guests by “some time in late 2023.” That’s according to Doug Elmets, a spokesperson for the tribe, who spoke with California Casinos over the phone. “Construction is underway,” Elmets said. “And it is initially going to be a temporary structure. And the […]
If Prop 26 Passes in California, 3 Companies Best Positioned for Retail Sportsbooks
If California Prop 26 passes and Prop 27 fails this November, it makes sense that at least a handful of California tribes might partner with existing private sports betting companies to offer retail sportsbooks at the tribes’ casinos. Especially if those tribes want to launch fast. Major US sportsbook brands have already built out their […]
A California Tribe Is Launching a Legal Sports Betting Bingo App. How?
In a savvy move that may result in a financial windfall, the Chicken Ranch Tribe of Me-Wuk Indians recently revealed plans to launch a sports betting-themed bingo app in a partnership with gaming company Vetnos LLC. The tribe owns the Chicken Ranch Casino in Tuolumne County. As of now, sports betting is not legal in […]
Why Are Prop 26 and California Card Rooms at War? Blackjack
By now, you’ve probably heard that California card rooms are universally opposed to Prop 26. The main reason they’ve given is a provision in the in-person CA sports betting ballot measure that would allow tribal casinos to directly sue card rooms for what the card rooms deem frivolous lawsuits that could put them out of […]