Mega Millions Jackpot Breaks Into Top 5

Mega Millions Jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot is getting close to clearing a billion, with a $790 million jackpot, and 28 failed drawings. Mega Millions has only surpassed a billion dollars twice since its 2002 revamp, but they have both occurred in the last four years, with the milestones being hit in 2021. WASHINGTON – The Mega Millions … Read more

Local Dems Reject California Online Sports Betting Amendment

California Voting

California Democrats spoke against a proposed state constitutional amendment regulating online sports betting. There are two potential sports betting bills being put to the vote in California in November; one would allow online betting while the other would only allow betting on tribal grounds. The California Democrats are not opposed to the tribal sportsbooks. SACRAMENTO, … Read more

Gambling Crime Roundup 4/8/2022: Crime And Punishment

Gambling Crime Roundup

One gambler got his bail revoked by taking to social media too quickly. Two cheaters pled guilty to running a scheme to scam a casino. An illegal gambling ring was shut down in Rialto, CA. LAS VEGAS – Gambling and crime are often linked by both media and criminals themselves, who continually commit gambling-related crimes. … Read more

Jackpot Nears $450 Million For Final 2021 Powerball Draw

Powerball

The final Powerball drawing of 2021 will take place on Wednesday and feature a jackpot of over $441 million – there have been 36 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. The cash value for the jackpot is approximately $317.5 million – according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are … Read more

California’s Four Competing Gambling Bills Could Conflict

Homelessness - Gambling

There are currently four sports betting proposals that could end up on the California ballot in 2022. As the most populous US state, it is widely believed that California will be the most profitable betting market. The proposals differ in intent and effect, and each seeks to give a different group control over the nascent … Read more

California Casino Will Pay DoJ $500,000 To Settle Probe

Bicycle Hotel & Casino

The Bicycle Hotel & Casino will pay $500,000 to the Department of Justice. This payment is due to the casino allowing incorrect suspicious activity reports to be filed. Over the course of eight months, the casino had a customer handle over $100 million, and reported them incorrectly. BELL GARDENS, Calif. – The Bicycle Hotel & … Read more

CA Tribal Leaders Worry Too Many Options Delays Sports Betting

California Sports Betting

There are three competing sports betting bills in California on the 2022 ballot. Tribal gaming advocates see potential problems if too many are around at the same time. The only time a tribal gaming initiative failed since 1998 was when there were multiple gaming initiatives on the ballot. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The three competing proposals … Read more

The Koi Nation Is Drafting Plans For North Bay California Casino

North Bay Tribe Casino

The Koi Nation Tribe acquired a new piece of land for $12.3 million, where they plan to build a North Bay casino. The land will have to be approved for sovereignty by the federal government before the project can make any progress. The new casino faces some opposition from those worried about gambling issues in … Read more

California Deepens Ties With 6 New Tribal Gaming Compacts

Cahto Tribe

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed new gaming compacts with six local Tribes. The compacts are focused on revenue sharing while respecting Tribal sovereignty. In exchange, many of the Tribes will receive funding and support for Tribal government functions. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed new gaming compacts with several Native American … Read more