California Gambling News Headlines 2024

This section of our website is dedicated to providing informational news headlines and articles that are relevant to the gambling industry in California, and to the online casino gambling options available to residents and visitors in the state. California is unique in that they have dedicated research teams from the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and a host of resources in the state that deliver valuable information concerning gambling in the Golden State. California is also a source of relevant news due to the state's interest in legalizing state regulated online gambling and their rather large existing gambling industry largely comprised of tribal gambling businesses. This all makes for an intriguing and newsworthy gambling related environment, and we are committed to bringing that information to our readers.

Chicken Ranch Casino Sets Opening Date For July 15th

June 17, 2024
Chicken Ranch Casino resort

Jamestown residents and California tourists have a new destination on the horizon. The Chicken Ranch Casino has announced it will hatch on July 15th, 2024, and is now accepting reservations. The hotel has 190 guest rooms, several restaurants and bars, and an impressive casino floor and is located just an hour west of Yosemite National … Read more

California’s First Tribal Female General Manager Appointed At Rancheria

May 20, 2024
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The casino gender landscape is changing in California now that the Rancheria Resort and Casino has appointed Elizabeth Anderson Nix as their new general manager. Nix is a member of the Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians. She is the tribe’s first female general manager. Nix told the media that she was extremely honored and … Read more

Could California Be The Next State To Offer Online Gambling?

April 15, 2024
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Currently, only seven US states offer domestically-regulated online casinos, but industry insiders believe California, New York, and Maryland should be on deck.  After Rhode Island launched its state-regulated online casino sites last month, many industry professionals are looking to predict what states could be next. At a recent summit, speakers noted that New York and … Read more

Online Casino Banking Options For California Players

March 19, 2024
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Online casino gambling in the state of California is only available from sites licensed and regulated outside of the state since Indian casinos are not allowed to offer their services online.  Online casino expansion has seen a different charge than sports betting in the United States. However, online casino gambling is easier today than ever, with user-friendly … Read more

2024 Online Casino Gaming Options For CA Players

February 19, 2024
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Online California casino sites pride themselves on providing a vast selection of casino games to cater to their players. From classic table games like poker, blackjack, and roulette to cutting-edge slots with immersive gameplay, there’s something for everyone. Online, you will find more titles, more variety, and more significant rewards. Additionally, live dealer games offer an … Read more

Free Casino Live Dealer Training For CA Citizens Seeking A New Career

December 21, 2023
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Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, California, offers free “dealer” school for potential new hires. CA residents over the age of 21 who can work holidays and weekends can now attend a free casino dealer school to learn some essential skills before starting a new career as a croupier in the gambling industry. Once students complete … Read more

Expect California Sports Betting On The 2024 Ballot

September 21, 2023
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While we generally cover California casinos — specifically of the online variety — the only real gambling news in the Golden State of late has to do with sports betting. Sure, there’s that whole kerfuffle between the tribal casinos and CA car rooms, but that’s more of a back-and-forth back-burner thing. It’s going to be … Read more

Legal CA Sports Betting On Hold For Another Year Or Two

September 15, 2023
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With the start of the 2023 NFL season (or the end of it, if you’re a Jets fan), the nation’s most populous state is still on the outside looking in when it comes to legal domestic sports betting. In 2022, it was looking like a sure thing that the Golden State would join the ranks … Read more

SB-549 Seeks To Resolve CA Tribal Casino Cardroom Dispute

August 22, 2023
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Nowhere are tribal casinos more powerful – at least en masse – than in California. And that makes sense, as CA is the birthplace of the tribal casino concept, which spread nationwide after the watershed 1997 California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians court ruling. However, that tribal power is being tested in recent years … Read more

CA Pro-Gambling, Anti-Gambling Propaganda Ramps Up

September 16, 2022
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As we get closer and closer to the November election that will see California residents vote on two different gambling expansion bills (which we’ve already discussed at length here and here), the anti-gambling lobby is finally coming out of the woodwork. With a shade over six weeks to go before domestic CA sports betting is … Read more