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Man turns pennies into a million

A man at Spotlight 29 Casino in California won more than $1 million playing the Wizard of Oz penny slot machine.

Another champion crowned at WSOP Circuit event

Bob Yamaguchi, a software developer, won over $20,000 after outlasting 286 players over two days at Harrah's Rincon.

Mystery man wins WSOP Circuit event

A player known only as "Albert" outlasted more than 200 other players to win a No-Limit Hold'em bracelet.

Nearly 200 seniors compete in WSOP event

The WSOP Circuit was the first major tournament series to place seniors’ competitions on the schedule.

Indian tribe gets naming rights to San Diego arena

News brief: San Diego State University has sold the naming rights to its sports arena to the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, which operates a casino.

Lucky man strikes gold on St. Patty's Day

A New York man won more than $460,000 on a Wheel of Fortune dollar slot machine at Spa Resort Casino in Palm Springs, Calif.

San Jose reaches deal on poker rooms

News brief: The city of San Jose will allow two card rooms to continue 24-hour operations but would limit gamblers to 20 consecutive hours.

Asian Americans have trouble finding gambling help

News brief: Cultural and language differences have caused trouble for Asian Americans looking for help with gambling addiction.

Freddy Deeb wins WPT celebrity tournament

Freddy Deeb bested actor Nicholas Gonzales to win the charity poker tournament at the Commerce Casino in California.

Explosive device found near California casino

News brief: The Red Hawk Casino was closed for a short time after deputies found an explosive device during a traffic stop near the casino.

Cornel Cimpan wins L.A. Poker Classic

News brief: Chris "Jesus" Ferguson finished in sixth place in the WPT tournament while Cimpan took home a first prize of $1,686,760.

Casino employee helps cops nab bank robber

News brief: An employee at Thunder Valley Casino was presented with a $500 after tipping off authorities about a bank robbery suspect.

Slot player wins nearly $3 million in California

A man playing Table Mountain Casino's World Poker Tour progressive slot took home a prize of almost $3 million.

California casino resumes expansion project

News brief: Construction of a 23-story hotel and nine-story parking garage resumed at Thunder Valley Casino after being abruptly stopped before Thanksgiving.

Woman gets $500,000 in casino lawsuit

News brief: A California woman settled with the Golden Acorn Casino after a 2002 incident where she slipped, fell and injured her back on a newly mopped floor.

Gambling ring busted in California

News brief: Authorities in San Francisco raided a home that it says was a hub of identity theft, drug trafficking and illegal gambling.

Violations found in many Thunder Valley Casino buses

News brief: The California Highway Patrol inspected 13 buses serving Thunder Valley and 12 of them had violations.

Thunder Valley fires top managers

News brief: Day-to-day management of the facility will be taken over by Station Casinos, who have operated the casino since its opening in 2003.

Man sentenced in casino cheating case

News brief: Phat Ngoc Tran pleaded guilty in a San Diego courtroom for participating in a card cheating scheme that netted up to $2.5 million.

Jerry Yang to headline Coachella Valley Poker Championship

The Coachella Valley Poker Championship takes place January 23-25 at the Spotlight 29 Casino in California.

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