Freedom wasn’t in the cards for William Don Ross, the dejected gambler who attacked a luckier card shark with a sharpened screwdriver after losing upwards of $10,000 at a Colma casino.On Friday, prosecutors said, the 31-year-old Brentwood man was sentenced to three years in state prison for the March 26, 2012 attack. Read More
He might have lost all his money at the card table, but he still had a chip on his shoulder.A gambler who watched some $10,000 evaporate at a Colma casino early Monday — while also being accused of trying to steal chips off the table — allegedly followed a luckier card shark to Daly City and stabbed him with a sharpened screwdriver, prosecutors said Thursday. Read More
Chicago is poised to join the list of cities with legalized gambling.America’s third-largest city will have a downtown casino and the Windy City’s two airports will have slot machines, according to a proposal the Illinois legislators approved Wednesday. Four other sites would also have casinos, as would the state’s racetracks.New Mayor Rahm Emanuel is credited with pushing the package through, something his predecessor was unable to do in two decades. Read More
State and federal officials raided Artichoke Joe’s Casino in San Bruno as part of a Bay Area-wide series of raids early Wednesday. Read More
Two longtime Muni employees are accused of running a football-gambling operation out of a Muni yard in the Mission district.
Major Gray and Launce Yen were arrested following an undercover operation and cited for misdemeanor bookmaking two weeks ago, according to a police report obtained by The San Francisco Examiner. They were cited and released the same day. Read More
Peppermill has invested $2.2 million in upgrades in the last three months to its Edge nightclub that opened a little more than a year ago. Read More
Prosecutors have charged a San Francisco man for allegedly defrauding nearly 20 members of the city's Asian community who were applying for the city's low-income housing program.
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris announced the charges against real estate agent Kan Yin Chow Thursday morning at a news conference at the Hall of Justice. Read More
Computers and their ability to manage vast databases, and competition for customers have driven casinos to establish ever more sophisticated players clubs. The clubs do two things for casinos: build a base of loyal customers, and find out what customers want. For customers, joining a players club is an entree into discounted meals, rooms, “bonus” gaming and more. Read More