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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

George Shirakawa

June Special Election To Replace Ex-South Bay Supervisor Shirakawa

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday morning voted to hold a special election on June 4 to fill the seat of former Supervisor George Shirakawa, who resigned Friday amid perjury and other criminal charges.

03/05/2013

George Shirakawa

Santa Clara Supervisor Shirakawa Admits Gambling Addiction, Resigns

Santa Clara County prosecutors have charged county Supervisor George Shirakawa with four felony counts of perjury and other charges in connection with his alleged misuse of public and campaign funds, according to court documents.

03/01/2013

Card tables at Casino M8trix in San Jose. (CBS)

Casino Owners Take San Jose To Court Over Opening Delays

The owners of Casino M8trix claim the city forced them to delay the opening of its card room by four months.

02/13/2013

Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

Fans Bet Record $98.9M In Nevada On Super Bowl

Sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday.

02/04/2013

Singer Beyonce addresses the media during the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show press conference.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Beyonce’s Halftime Show Tops The List Of Super Bowl Side Bets

It’s estimated that as much as $6.3 million will be placed toward bets on Super Bowl XLVII before kickoff on Sunday afternoon, according to industry estimates. However, not all of that money will be wagered by gamblers on the actual game.

02/03/2013

Zynga

SF Game Maker Zynga Moves To Enter US Gambling Market

Online games company Zynga said it has asked Nevada gambling regulators for a decision that could pave the way for it to enter the U.S. gambling market.

12/06/2012

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers

Harbaugh’s Decision To Decline Safety Likely Cost Bettors Millions

Jim Harbaugh’s decision late in the 4th quarter of a 13-6 victory over the Seattle Seahawks Thursday caused his team to fall short of covering the betting spread, potentially shifting the payout of hundreds of millions of gambling dollars, according to a report from ESPN.

10/19/2012

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Casino M8trix Officially Opens In San Jose

After months of regulatory delays, San Jose’s brand new casino opened its doors to card players on Wednesday.

08/08/2012

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