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.

California’s Spotlight 29 Casino to Sponsor PGA Event Until 2028

January 9, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

A premier Southern California Indian casino will gain national recognition by sponsoring a PGA event through 2028. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has agreed to become the official tribal casino and hotel sponsor of the PGA Tour’s American Express Golf Tournament. Through this partnership, the tribe’s main casino, Spotlight 29 Casino, will have its […]

Chumba Casino Releases New Online Slots Game: The Trolls’ Treasure

January 6, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Chumba Casino released its 136th and newest California online slots game this week: The Trolls’ Treasure. It’s a standard, five-reel online slot machine with 50 lines to win. The minimum bet for each spin is 500 Gold Coins (GC) and 0.01 Sweeps Coins (SC), making one basic spin cost 25,000 GC or 0.50 SC, depending on which […]

Sign Up for Global Poker Monsterstack Series II: SC1,000,000 in Prizes

January 6, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain
Looking for a California online poker tournament? From Jan. 9-22, Global Poker is running Monsterstack Series II, a 14-day online poker extravaganza with guaranteed prize pools of GC400,000,000 and SC1,000,000. There are 28 Gold Coin (GC) events and 28 Sweeps Coin (SC) events. GC can only be used in Global Poker games. SC, however, can be redeemed for [...]

Fliff Football: Best Parlays for NFL Week 18, CFP National Title Game

January 4, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

Are you among the many sports fans wondering: Is it legal to bet on sports in California? Well, the answer is complicated. There is no legal real-money sports betting in California. However, there is a promotional sweepstakes option that allows users to still win real money. Fliff calls itself a social sportsbook. It has gamblers […]

LuckyLand Slots Casino Debuts New Slot Game: Wild Wild West 2120 Deluxe

January 3, 2023 | By: Matthew Bain

LuckyLand Slots, one of the most popular online casinos in California, has unveiled a new slot game: Wild Wild West 2120 Deluxe. Wild Wild West 2120 Deluxe is a five-reel slot game with 20 lines played at all times. It has four different jackpots: Grand, Major, Minor, and Mini. Those jackpots are 2,500,000 Gold Coins, 625,000 […]

Harrah’s Resort SoCal Hands Out $1.4 Million EZ Baccarat Jackpot

December 29, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

One lucky Southern California gambler took home a $1.4 million jackpot this week. In a press release, Harrah’s Resort Southern California — about 40 miles north of San Diego — said the jackpot was one of the largest won in Southern California this year. An anonymous gambler, identified as M.H., hit a $1,407,630 jackpot playing […]

Third Retail Sportsbook Opens Minutes From California-Nevada Border

December 28, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

There is now another retail sports betting option available minutes from the California border. Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada, reopened last Friday — and so did its William Hill retail sportsbook. The casino had been closed for two years due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Primm sits less then a mile from […]

Fliff Football: Best Parlays for NFL Week 17, College Football Playoff

December 28, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

While sports betting in California is illegal if you use real money, there are no rules outlawing sports betting with fake digital currency that can turn into real money. Welcome to Fliff, the free social sportsbook where you can redeem Fliff Cash for cash or gift cards. It isn’t the exact same thing as a traditional sportsbook […]

Christmas Day Jackpots at Indian Casinos in California

December 27, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Two of the largest Indian casinos in California gave away two huge Christmas Day jackpots over the weekend. One woman at Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California, won a $300,000 jackpot on a slot machine Christmas morning. The woman, who’s from just outside Los Angeles, declined to give her name. She won the jackpot on […]

Fliff Football: Best Parlays for NFL Week 16, College Bowl Games

December 21, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Still upset about Prop 27 failing in the 2022 election and delaying the launch of California online sports betting? Don’t be. (Or, at least, not as much as you currently are.) Although it’s not a real-money sportsbook, Fliff offers bettors the chance to win digital tokens they can redeem for real cash prizes, such as […]