The two casinos fear they are losing too much business to Las Vegas and Indian gaming facilities.
Two Bay Area gambling halls caught up in a multiyear criminal racketeering investigation have reached a settlement with state regulators.
The gaming director of one of the two Bay Area gambling clubs raided last week has been charged with allegedly moving millions of dollars through his personal accounts.
15 people involved with Artichoke Joe’s Casino and the Oaks Card Club have been charged with racketeering, extortion and narcotics crimes.
State and federal agents were involved in coordinated raids at Bay Area card clubs Wednesday morning in an apparent crackdown on illegal gambling and organized crime.