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Schwarzenegger Plan Blocked

ews Brief: The Schwarzenegger administration's bid to bolster the state gambling commission with a major staffing increase was blocked yesterday by an Assembly committee.

Artonic Penny Parade Awards First Jackpot

Atronic's Penny Parade awarded its first jackpot for $82,751.62 at River Rock Casino in California on March 30th.

Senator McCain Criticizes San Pablo Bid

News Brief: Senator John McCain, the powerful chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, criticizes the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians’ controversial bid to build California's first major urban casino in San Pablo.

California City Hires More Casino Cops

News Brief: The San Pablo City Council has approved hiring four police officers for crowd and traffic control at an expanded Casino San Pablo.

California County Tries to Stop Gambling Expansion

News Brief: Contra Costa county supervisors are aiming to stack the deck to keep Indian tribes from transforming West Contra Costa into an urban gaming mecca.

California Tickets May Lead to Robbers

News Brief: Winning scratch tickets may lead police to a suspects in a robbery and homicide.

Point Molate Casino Moves Ahead

News Brief: A Berkeley developer’s plans for a $700 million luxury casino resort at the foot of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge will move another step closer to realization Thursday night.

California Tribe Agrees to Halt Expansion

News Brief: Plans to expand an East Bay card room located less than 10 miles from UC Berkeley halted last week when the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians agreed not to install 2,500 slot machines at Casino San Pablo, after facing heat from state legislators.

River Rock Entertainment Results Up

River Rock Entertainment reports net revenues increased 24.9% to $28.5 million, from $22.8 million. Income from operations grew 42.3% to $6.8 million, compared to $4.8 million.

Third Round of Casino Funding Available

News Brief: Yolo County officials announced the opening of the application period for the third round of funding for the mitigation of direct effects related to expansion of the Cache Creek Casino Resort, located in Brooks on Highway 16 in the Capay Valley.

San Pablo Officials Unsure of New Plans

News Brief: San Pablo officials pondered life without the slot-machine casino that they had hoped would reshape their town, while the battle over the issue shifted to Washington D.C.

INSIDE GAMING: Changing Channels, Shifting Perspective

News analysts in Los Angeles have a starkly different take on tribal gaming in California than newscasters in Las Vegas.

Tribe Says Casino Investment Scheme is Scam

News Brief: Investors from coast to coast are being asked to put up millions of dollars for a new Indian casino in Los Angeles County, a project the tribe involved says is bogus.

Pala Casino Resort Announces Spring Concerts

Pala Casino Resort and Spa has announced its spring concert line-up at its Pala Events Center and the Palomar Starlight Theater.

Man Wins $1.1 Million Slot Jackpot

News Brief: A Corning man can finally afford to buy the home he's always dreamed of, after winning a $1,156,860 MegaJackpot on a Wheel of Fortune dollar slot machine Monday at Rolling Hills Casino.

California Amendments Would Control Casino Spread

News Brief: Three new measures designed to control the spread of casinos took forward steps this week, including one federal law and two proposed amendments to the California Constitution.

Casino Dealer College Adds Classes

The Casino Dealer College with Casino Schools in San Francisco and Sacramento California reports major additions to their casino training options last week.

One Dead in Casino Bus Accident

News Brief: An accident involving a casino bus heading to Fantasy Springs Casino and a fire truck has left one person dead.

Inside Gaming: The Value of Minding Our Own Business

A selection of news and views from inside the industry this week.

Congressman Joins Opposition to Casino Plan

Bay Area Congressman George Miller has pulled an about-face, joining overwhelming community opposition to a plan to convert Casino San Pablo into a huge Indian casino.

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