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.

3 Dealerless Poker Electronic Table Games Coming to Win-River Resort & Casino

August 16, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Win-River Resort & Casino in Redding is adding three new Jackpot Blitz Electronic Table Games to its gaming floor. Jackpot Digital announced on Tuesday that the Redding Rancheria Gaming Commission gave its licensing approval for three Jackpot Blitz ETGs. That’s the final step required before the gaming tables can be installed at the casino. The […]

3rd-Largest CA City Urges Residents to Vote No on Prop 26 and Prop 27

August 15, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

The third-most populous city in California is urging its residents to vote no on both CA sports betting measures this election. San Jose’s city council unanimously voted last week to oppose both Prop 26 and Prop 27. Prop 26 would allow only in-person sports betting at California’s tribal casinos and the four CA horse racetracks. […]

Thunder Valley Casino Resort Hands Out $1.5 Million Jackpot

August 8, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Thunder Valley Casino Resort handed out a $1.5 million jackpot last Friday. Robert Arcueno won $1,538,738.97, the casino announced via Twitter, after a lucky play on the Dancing Drums Explosion slot machine, which costs a penny per pull. Arcueno won the Thunder Strike Jackpot, which is connected to all slots in the casino and can happen […]

California’s Tejon Indian Tribe Publicly Backs Prop 26, Opposes Prop 27

August 5, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Another California tribe has publicly backed Prop 26, which would allow California sports betting exclusively in-person at Indian casinos and the state’s four horse racetracks. The Tejon Indian Tribe, the only federally recognized tribe in Kern County, told KBAK Bakersfield Thursday that they support Prop 26. They are also against Prop 27, the mobile sportsbooks-backed initiative […]

California Prop 27 Ad Spending Ranks 4th-Most Among All Midterm Elections

August 4, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

The money spent so far on ads for and against the two California sports betting initiatives, Prop 26 and Prop 27, is more than most of the congressional and gubernatorial races throughout the country. That’s according to a new analysis of ad spending for the 2022 midterm elections from AdAge and Kantar/CMAG. AdAge and Kantar/CMAG […]

Table Mountain Casino Resort Is Now Open, Just North of Fresno

July 21, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Table Mountain Casino Resort is now open. The long-awaited facility built down the road from the original Table Mountain Casino had its grand opening Thursday. Celebration events will last all weekend, including a Blake Shelton concert in the new 2,000-seat event center Thursday night. The original Table Mountain Casino will now be closed as all […]

Sacramento’s Sky River Casino Moves Opening Up to Early September

July 20, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Sky River Casino, a new Indian casino in Sacramento County, is set to open sooner than expected. Located in Elk Grove, 15 miles southeast of Sacramento, Sky River Casino will now open in early September, the casino announced this week. It was originally set to open in November. A potential opening date could be Labor […]