About the Author

Matthew Bain

Matthew Bain started as News Editor and Content Manager at California Casinos in 2022. Before that, he spent six years as a sports reporter and then deputy sports editor for the Des Moines Register, during which time he won nine statewide journalism awards, including the Genevieve Mauck Stoufer Outstanding Young Iowa Journalists Award. As deputy sports editor, Matthew oversaw the Register's recruiting coverage while also innovating the outlet's high school sports coverage. Matthew graduated from San Diego State and grew up in California, but he's somehow a Boston Celtics fan. Long story.

Funzpoints Releases New Online Slots Game: Zombies Go Home

February 22, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Funzpoints now has 71 online slots games for California players after releasing its most recent title this week. Zombies Go Home is a standard five-reel online slot game with 20 winning lines and a minimum play of 20 Standard Points or 20 Premium Points. It features a colorful play area with moving zombie silhouettes on a dark, moonlit-night […]

Play Global Poker’s Grizzly Games VI After Party for SC Prizes

February 21, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Global Poker is offering a week-long promo with Sweeps Coin and Gold Coin prizes, plus increased daily login bonuses. The Grizzly Games VI After Party promo comes after, you guessed it, the Grizzly Games VI tournament. It runs Feb. 20-26, and it features slots game challenges, table game challenges, and discounted purchase offers. In addition […]

Two Los Angeles Card Rooms Could Be Temporarily Closed

February 21, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Two notable card rooms in Los Angeles could be temporarily closed until they pay annual fees to the state government. That’s according to the agenda for this Thursday’s meeting of the California Gambling Control Commission, which will determine whether to temporary shutter Hustler Casino, Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino, and 10 other poker rooms until up to […]

Table Mountain Casino Now Serving Alcohol, but Still an 18+ Casino

February 21, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Table Mountain Casino Resort, just north of Fresno, is now serving alcohol. Formerly a dry casino, the 600,000-square-foot casino complex began serving alcohol in its restaurants in January, a casino representative told California Casinos. Those restaurants are Eagles Landing Steakhouse, Blue Oak Grille, and Sukai. The casino representative also told California Casinos that Table Mountain is still an […]

Global Poker Releases New Online Slots Game: Volatile Vikings

February 17, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

You probably know Global Poker as California’s best option for legal online social poker. But did you know it’s also a full social casino with slots and table games? Well, it just added its 38th online slots game: Volatile Vikings, a five-reel scatter slot with a cascade feature and a maximum multiplier of 20,000x. The graphics […]

Chumash Casino Resort Hands Out $225K Blackjack Progressive Jackpot

February 16, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

One lucky Southern California gambler scored a major Valentine’s Day jackpot at Chumash Casino Resort. That gambler, whom the casino identified as Jan C., won a Bonus Spin Blackjack progressive jackpot of $225,091 just before midnight, in the waning moments of Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. “At first my wife didn’t know what was going on,” Jan […]

LuckyLand Slots Debuts New Progressive Jackpot: Enchanted Elixirs

February 15, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

There’s a new progressive jackpot online slots game at LuckyLand Slots, one of California’s most popular social casinos. Enchanted Elixirs is a gorgeous game designed in-house by LuckyLand, with crisp graphics and a background of an old bookcase with potions and candles that Merlin would proudly own. This is LuckyLand Slots’ 92nd game. It’s a six-reel […]

We Won 304,500 GC on Chumba Casino’s New Game Fire Blaze: Tundra Wolf

February 15, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Earlier this week, Chumba Casino added the 146th social online casino game to its portfolio. Fire Blaze: Tundra Wolf is a classic five-reel online slot game with a snowy mountain theme. Created by Rare Stone, Fire Blaze: Tundra Wolf allows Chumba customers to play two versions — Fire Blaze Classics and Fire Blaze Golden. More on the differences between […]

Our 5-Leg Fliff Same Game Parlay for Super Bowl 57

February 8, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Ready for Super Bowl 57? If you’re in California, are you ready to legally bet on Super Bowl 57? You can. Yes, you can. If you still haven’t heard of it, allow us to introduce you to Fliff. It’s a free social sportsbook that uses the promotional sweepstakes model to remain 100% legal in California. […]

Chumba Casino Unveils New Online Slots Game: Star Spell

February 6, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Chumba Casino is on a roll with new game releases. Just a week after unveiling its 144th online game, one of the most popular social casinos in California has released its 145th title. Star Spell is Chumba’s 141st slots game and 145th online gaming option overall. Designed by Slotmill, Star Spell is a five-reel online slot […]