Articles Tagged With ‘Gambling’

California nuns allegedly embezzled school funds to go gambling in Vegas

What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. In the case of Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang, their gambling trips to Las Vegas have not only been discovered, but have become the subject of an embezzlement... (Continue reading)

SLO lottery ticket gets 5 of 6 numbers in jackpot drawing

A lottery ticket sold at a San Luis Obispo liquor store matched five of the six numbers in a drawing held Tuesday for a near-record jackpot of more than $1.5 billion. [Cal Coast Times] The Mega Millions ticket sold at... (Continue reading)

SLO attorney convicted of bank fraud

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo attorney Stephen Ronca pled guilty and was convicted of one count of bank fraud in June. Ronca is facing up to 30 years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] Last year, FBI agents arrested Ronca... (Continue reading)

Fire destroys Oceano casino

The Oceana Casino on Front Street caught fire and nearly burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon. People playing cards inside the casino escaped, but the building was destroyed in the blaze. Five Cities firefighters Cal Fire and San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

County shuts down illegal gambling in Oceano and Nipomo

Two gambling operations were shut down this week after San Luis Obispo County officials determined they were operating illegally. After receiving multiple complaints of drug use and prostitution in the area around the Cyber Wave Cafe’s at 1945 Front Street... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man sues casino over losses

A Ventura businessman filed suit against a Las Vegas casino after he lost $500,000 playing drunk on Super Bowl weekend. Mark Johnston, 52, filed suit against the Downtown Grand for giving him a line of credit and serving him drinks... (Continue reading)

Former sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to bank robbery

A Paso Robles man pled guilty Tuesday to robbing a Cambria bank last year. Bruce Franklin Valentine, 70, of Heritage Ranch faces two to five and a half years in prison for the Nov. 7 robbery of a Rabobank in... (Continue reading)

Nipomo cockfighting ring uncovered

Sheriff’s deputies discovered a cockfighting ring while serving a search warrant at Orchard Road in Nipomo on Friday morning. During their search, deputies from San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s offices discovered two large compounds that were walled... (Continue reading)

Online poker effort fails

Infighting between diverse factions of an online poker advocates group has resulted in dissolution of the two-year lobbying effort mounted by the California Online Poker Association. [Sacramento Bee] The group has spent nearly $2 million in its heretofore failed quest... (Continue reading)

Online poker? First one’s free

Political fighting in California over the issue of online gaming has veered from the moral path to the road to profits. Faced with looming federal legislation legalizing and regulating online gambling games such as poker, state lawmakers and a bevy... (Continue reading)