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Giants Are Las Vegas Underdogs (Again) Heading Into World Series

The Giants are underdogs heading into the World Series, according to odds-makers in Las Vegas. That’s good news when you consider this fact: no underdog has lost a series this postseason.

10/20/2014

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record High Of $540 Million

California Lottery Sales Top $5 Billion For First Time

California Lottery officials say they have had a winning year with annual ticket sales surpassing $5 billion for the first time in the state lottery’s 30-year history.

10/19/2014

Chukchansi Resort & Casino

Sierra Foothills Casino Closed After Armed Tribal Standoff Sends Gamblers Fleeing Tables

A federal judge has closed a Central California casino after an armed standoff between tribal factions caused many gamblers to flee with chips left on the tables.

10/11/2014

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Giants Are Longest Shot To Win World Series Despite Dominant Wild Card Game & Past Success

The Giants were not considered the most talented roster entering the 2010 or 2012 divisional playoff round, but bucked the odds to capture the World Championship each time. After that, and an 8-0 thumping of the Pirates Wednesday in the Wild Card round, you would think that oddsmakers would have learned to fear the beard, but no – the Giants (along with fellow wild card winner Kansas City) face the longest odds to win it all of the remaining eight teams at 10-1.

10/02/2014

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

San Francisco Supervisor Losing Patience With Excelsior’s Internet Gambling Cafes

Supervisor John Avalos wants to know what’s going on with City Business Center on Mission Street in the Excelsior, which was told to close down in April because it allowed internet gambling on its computers.

08/08/2014

Phaley Nget of Oakland is accused of leaving her two children unattended in a parked car while she gambled at Casino 580 in Livermore on July 20, 2014. (Livermore Police)

Woman Accused Of Leaving Kids In Car While She Gambled In Livermore Casino

An Oakland woman has been arrested for suspicion of child endangerment for allegedly leaving her two young children in her locked car on Sunday while she was gambling inside a casino in Livermore, police said.

07/23/2014

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

Sonoma Fire Agencies Use Graton Casino’s Gambling Profits To Build New Station

Struggling Sonoma County fire agencies will begin to reap the profits from Rohnert Parks’s Graton Resort and Casino in a new deal that will provide greater emergency services.

07/10/2014

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Brisbane Bar’s Liquor License Suspended After Illegal Gambling Uncovered

A Brisbane bar had its liquor license suspended Friday after illegal gambling was discovered on the premises during an investigation, the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control said today.

07/04/2014

Pacific Pinball Museum

Oakland Moves To Flip Decades-Old Pinball Ban And Work On New Gambling Laws

The Oakland City Council’s public safety committee is proposing a game-changing move that would reverse the city’s decades-old ban on pinball machines.

06/20/2014

George Shirakawa

Fmr. Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa Released From Jail

George Shirakawa Jr., is out of custody from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He served 7 months after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including gambling with public funds, in November.

05/17/2014

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