What Is Problem Gambling?

Problem gambling hurts more than one million Californians, and the problem is felt in every level of California.



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Problems Gamblers And Their Families Can Now Get Help Via Text Message

Help for problem gambling is just a text message away, thanks to new text support-services from the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) Office of Problem Gambling and the California Council on Problem Gambling.


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California Tribe’s Casino Plan To Go Before Voters

A Native American tribe’s plan for a Las Vegas-style casino in the Central Valley nearly 40 miles from its reservation has drawn opposition from other casino-owning tribes in the state.


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California Cracks Down On ‘Sweepstakes Cafes’

Next to a massage parlor, a doughnut shop and a liquor store, more than two dozen people sat inside a darkened business in a strip mall dropping $2 bets on electronic games with names such as “Robin Hood,” ”Mr. Millionaire” and “Luck of the Irish” when Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies paid a visit.


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Keith Brooks & Carmichael Dave Show – March 27th, 2014

The guys were joined by Joe Theismann today to talk the name change of the Washington Redskins. They also talked about the unionization of college athletes at Northwestern. The men were also joined by Pat […]

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Revenue Growth Seen Slowing At Indian Casinos

Spending by gamblers slowed at U.S. Indian casinos in 2012, as revenue growth fell behind non-tribal casinos for the first time in nearly two decades, according to a report released Wednesday.


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Pair Arrested After Girl, 4, Found Alone In Casino

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department says two parents have been arrested after they left their 4-year-old daughter in the car while they gambled.


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Internet Cafe Raid Reveals Gambling, Drugs, Booze in West Sacramento

Our hidden cameras caught what appeared to be illegal gambling at an Internet cafe, a day before police raided it.

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The Grant Napear Show – March 19, 2013

Lob City was in town on Tuesday, which meant Grant hosted the show live from Sleep Train Arena in preparation for the Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Clippers game. Grant previewed the lineups for the […]

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Citing Crime Reports, City Of Rancho Cordova Considers Banning Internet Cafes

Game over. One city is considering cracking down on Internet cafes over the concern they’re being used for illegal Internet gambling.


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Former San Diego Mayor Admits To Gambling Away Over $1 Billion

Former San Diego Mayor Maureen O’Connor acknowledged Thursday in federal court that she misappropriated $2 million from her late husband’s charitable foundation due to a gambling addiction in which she won more than $1 billion but lost even more over nearly a decade.