Gambling

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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2 Businesses Searched In South SF Illegal Gambling Investigation

Police served search warrants at two businesses as part of an investigation into illegal gambling in South San Francisco on Wednesday morning, police said.

06/28/2013

A man tries out Google Glass.

New Jersey, Nevada Casinos Ban Google Glasses

Casinos in New Jersey and Nevada are among those forbidding gamblers from wearing Google Glass, the tiny eyeglasses-mounted device capable of shooting photos, filming video and surfing the Internet.

06/05/2013

Cindy Chavez and Teresa Alvarado, candidates for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. (CBS)

Runoff Needed In Race To Replace South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The two top candidates in a race for the District 2 seat of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors appear to be heading for a runoff election.

06/05/2013

George Shirakawa

Ex-South Bay Supervisor Reportedly Gambled After Guilty Pleas

A former Santa Clara County supervisor who pleaded guilty to blowing taxpayer funds at casinos may have returned to his gambling ways.

04/12/2013

George Shirakawa

Special Election Set For June 4th To Fill Vacant Santa Clara Supe Seat

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former District 2 Supervisor George Shirakawa.

03/12/2013

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