Articles Tagged With ‘Gambling’




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... (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... (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... (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... (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... (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... (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,... (Continue reading)