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.

Harrah’s SoCal Ends Gaming Compact, but It’s Still a Class III Casino

January 23, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians has become the first California tribe to pull out of its tribal-state gaming compact and opt for federal oversight of its gaming operations. That’s according to reporting from the San Diego Union-Tribune and confirmed by California Casinos. Tanya Duggan, the director of communications and government relations for the Rincon Band, told California Casinos the tribe […]

Chumba Casino Has a New Megaways Game: Divine Fortune Megaways

January 23, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Another week, another new slots game from Chumba Casino, one of the most highly rated California sweepstakes casinos. And this time, it’s a Megaways game. Divine Fortune Megaways is Chumba Casino’s 143rd overall game, its 139th online slots game, and its fourth Megaways game. Designed by NetEnt, Divine Fortune Megaways is a six-reel slot machine with […]

A New Card Room Is Coming to a Small California Coastal Town

January 20, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

There will soon be a new card room in the Northern California coastal town of Marina. On Wednesday, the Marina City Council voted 3-2 to allow Parkwest Casinos, LLC., to open a new card room casino in the city. The company acquired the card room license once held by a now-closed card room, Mortimer’s, last year […]

Chumba Casino Releases New Online Slots Game: Butterfly Staxx 2

January 19, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Chumba Casino, one of the best social online casinos in California, has released its 142nd game. Butterfly Staxx 2, the 138th online slots game available at Chumba, is a five-reel online slot machine with gold-framed reels set in front of a stone archway with pink tulips on branches swaying in the breeze. Designed by NetEnt, […]

Funzpoints Casino Releases New Online Slots Game: Balloon Pop

January 19, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Funzpoints Casino, one of the most popular social online casinos in California, has unveiled its newest game. Balloon Pop, Funzpoints’ 69th game, is a five-reel online slot machine with a circus clown and colorful balloon theme. It has 20 paylines to win and nine winning symbols. It has a minimum play of 20 Funzpoints (1 […]

Our Best Fliff Parlay Picks for the NFL Divisional Round

January 18, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Are you a sports fan looking for legal California sports betting? Have you heard of Fliff? Fliff is a social sportsbook that uses the promotional sweepstakes model to remain legal in California. Translation: It’s a sportsbook that has customers use fake digital currencies, one of which those customers can redeem for real cash prizes. Use […]

LuckyLand Slots Releases New Online Slot Game: Hook Line & Winner

January 17, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

LuckyLand Slots, one of the premier California social online casinos, has released its 95th game. It’s called Hook Line & Winner, and it’s a traditional five-reel online slot game with 25 lines and a 20 Gold Coin or 0.02 Sweeps Coin minimum play per line. That means each spin costs at least 500 GC or 0.50 […]

Fliff Sportsbook Releases NFL Playoffs Futures Odds and Team Props

January 11, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Although the social sportsbook Fliff doesn’t offer traditional futures odds, it’s getting creative with the NFL Playoffs. The free-to-play sports California sports betting app has posted 28 team props and futures bets ahead of Wild Card weekend. Click the “All Sports” tab and you’ll see “NFL Playoff Props” in the “Football” section. The wagers are […]

Chumba Casino Releases New Progressive Jackpot Slot: Fu Qian Qian

January 9, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Chumba Casino, one of the most popular social online casinos in California, has released its 137th slot game. And it’s a progressive jackpot. Fu Qian Qian is a five-reel online slot game with three rows of symbols. As of this writing, it’s progressive Sweeps Coins Grand Jackpot was up to 81,500 SC and its progressive Gold […]