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River Rock Casino in Geyserville. (CBS)

North Bay Tribe That Runs Casino Could Kick Out Dozens Of Members

A Bay Area Indian tribe that runs a well-known casino could take some potentially drastic action. More than 70 members could get kicked out.

04/16/2014

River Rock Casino in Geyserville. (CBS)

North Bay Casino Struggles With New Competition, Workers Leave In Droves

The Bay Area’s newest casino has resulted in serious consequences for the competition. Workers are leaving in droves and revenue is down significantly at one competitor.

03/19/2014

Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

5 Most Foolish Super Bowl Bets

With the 49ers showcasing their athletic talents on the golf course, niner nation is reduced to rooting for the Seahawks to fail in this Sunday’s Super Bowl. If that’s not enough to get your juices flowing, you may look to Vegas for a bit of added action, but beware – there are some really trivial bets out there that aren’t worth your wager.

01/31/2014

Netstop Internet cafe in San Francisco's Excelsior District. (CBS)

San Francisco Internet Cafe Accused Of Illegal Gambling To Shut Down

Owners of an Internet cafe in San Francisco’s Excelsior District reached a settlement on Thursday in a lawsuit filed by the city’s attorney that called for the end of allegedly illegal gambling and other criminal activity at the site.

01/30/2014

KPIX 5's Christin Ayers is shown a sweepstakes game at an internet cafe. A customer buys internet time to use and in exchange they are rewarded with a chance to win cash. (CBS)

Lawmaker Pushing To Ban California Internet Gambling Cafes

They look suspiciously like illegal casinos: Computer cafes where you can take your chances on winning cash. Now, one lawmaker is cracking down, proposing a ban that could wipe them out for good.

01/08/2014

KPIX 5's Christin Ayers is shown a sweepstakes game at an internet cafe. A customer buys internet time to use and in exchange they are rewarded with a chance to win cash. (CBS)

Bay Area Sweepstakes Cafes Fight Closures With Lawsuits

They have been popping up in strip malls all over the Bay Area: Internet cafes that look a lot like mini casinos. While local authorities are trying to shut them down, a gray area of the law is proving hard to tackle.

11/14/2013

Customers enter Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, November 5, 2013. (CBS)

Big Crowds, Traffic Jam Overwhelm New Rohnert Park Casino

The new Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park had to shut its doors shortly after opening for business at 10 a.m. Tuesday because of the crowds that flooded the casino, the parking lot and nearby roadways.

11/05/2013

Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park. (CBS)

Massive $820 Million Casino In Rohnert Park Set To Open

Bay Area media got a tour of the $820 million Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park Wednesday as the 200 construction workers on the site readied the 340,000-square-foot casino for a Nov. 5 opening.

10/03/2013

Somasiri Hettiwattage Neiunika Met of Sri Lanka competes in the Chess, Women's Classical round 2 during day three of the 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games at Yonsei International Campus on July 1, 2013 in Incheon, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Chess Players On Market Street In San Francisco Get The Boot

Police have confiscated the chess boards on Market Street, citing complaints from local businesses about illegal activities taking place.

09/18/2013

Cal-Neva Lodge

Sinatra’s Cal-Neva Tahoe Resort To Get Makeover

The Cal Neva hotel-casino straddling the California-Nevada line will close for more than a year beginning Monday to allow for the multimillion-dollar project.

09/08/2013

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