DOJ officials issued an emergency closure of the 500 Club in Clovis, CA after a raid discovered the card room had more chips in use than cash on hand.
In a recent meeting of tribal leadership and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the tribes said something must change about card room table games.
The historic Elks Tower is a few steps away from being the first card room in downtown Sacramento, but other casinos are fighting hard to stop them.
The only change on the online poker front is a shuffling of tribal and card room coalitions. Online poker, meanwhile, is going nowhere fast.
Federal agents shut down the Bike in California for almost 20 hours. Local reports suggest players have used the casino to launder money.
The crowded poker tournament calendar in California moves from Commerce Casino to the Bicycle Casino for the upcoming World Series of Poker Circuit series.
The LA Poker Classic saw Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow battle heads-up in a prelim. Next is WPT LAPC Main Event and a dinner honoring Linda Johnson.
All-In Media conducted a survey on the potential popularity of iGaming in California. It showed plenty of support but still has questions.