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California sportsbetting legalization campaign takes a small step forward

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A sub-committee of the California State Senate reportedly passed a controversial piece of legislation last week that could see the local electorate given the chance via a forthcoming November referendum to legalize sportsbetting. According to a Tuesday report from the online news domain at SportsHandle.com, the proposed measure is known as SCA6 and was ...

Towers Casino in California Shut Down After Reopening Before State Lifted Restrictions

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Despite coronavirus restrictions still in place regarding gambling establishments and other entertainment venues, a casino in Northern California decided to go ahead and reopen. Towers Casino located in Grass Valley posted via social media and their website that they were back in business on Monday. One day later, agents from the state’s Department of ...

California sportsbetting legalization campaign gaining momentum

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In California and the campaign to legalize land-based sportsbetting by means of a November referendum has so far reportedly managed to garner the support of over 600,000 residents. According to a Monday report from the news domain at LegalSportsReport.com, the effort is seeking permission to place a question on the upcoming election ballot that ...

California State Lottery slated for education funding shortfall

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In California and the state auditor has reportedly criticized local lottery officials for underfunding public education programs to the tune of $36 million while spending about $720,000 on travel and food expenses without considering cheaper options. According to a Tuesday report from The Sacramento Bee newspaper, the California State Lottery was established in 1984 ...

California AG issues emergency “cease gambling” order to Rancho Cardova card room

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Officials in California have ordered the shutdown of a Rancho Cordova card room after reportedly determining that it is “seriously underfunded.” The Sacramento Bee reports that on Monday, Magnolia House Casino was lacking sufficient resources to cover the cost of chips being cashed out by their customers. “multiple reviews of its finances revealed that ...

Scientific Games Corporation inks California State Lottery contract extension

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American lottery and gaming machines innovator, Scientific Games Corporation, has announced the signing of a three-year contract extension that is to see it carry on providing the California State Lottery with instant games and associated services. The Las Vegas-headquartered giant used an official Tuesday press release to detail that the refreshed arrangement will moreover ...

California tribes to launch sportsbetting legalization campaign

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In California and a consortium of 18 casino-operating tribes is reportedly due to launch a campaign that could see voters asked whether they would like the western state to become the latest to legalize sportsbetting. According to a Wednesday report from the Los Angeles Times newspaper, this initiative is being led by the federally-recognized ...

New study highlights the economic importance of California cardrooms

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The California Gaming Association has published the results of a specially-commissioned study showing that the state’s cardrooms are responsible for some 32,425 direct and indirect jobs that annually pay out approximately $1.64 billion in combined employee benefits and wages. The California Gaming Association used an official Friday press release to declare that its examination ...

Federal government approves California tribe’s land-into-trust petition

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The plan from the Tule River Indian Tribe, in central California, to relocate its Eagle Mountain Casino has reportedly taken an important step forward after federal authorities approved an associated land-into-trust petition. According to a Tuesday report from The Porterville Recorder newspaper, the decision from the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of ...

California legislators to hold hearings into sportsbetting legalization

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Legislators in California are reportedly set to begin considering a measure later this month that could eventually lead to the western state legalizing sportsbetting via the passage of a local constitutional amendment. According to a Friday report from LegalSportsReport.com, members of the Democratic-controlled California State Senate have set a tentative November 20 start date ...

Wilton Rancheria wins lawsuit concerning planned California casino

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Wilton Rancheria in California has reportedly prevailed in a federal lawsuit that could have scuppered its plan to build and operate a $500 million casino resort in southern Sacramento County. According to a report from the Sacramento Business Journal newspaper, Monday saw Judge, Trevor McFadden, from the United States District Court for the District ...