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Special drawing prizes at Sunday Wildcats Bingo
$500 Early Bird game payouts are back at Vaca High Tuesday bingo
Progressive hits top at $10,000 at Napa Bingo Emporium games
Free dinner for all at Napa Memorial Day Holiday bingo session
Mobster’s death seen as a good reason to lift Nevada casino ban
Revenues, profits down nearly 25% for Sands Casino in 2015
Four to plead guilty in illegal Vegas sports betting case, forfeit $4.3 million
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Special EOM drawing prizes at Sund ay Wildcats Bingo

            VACAVILLE—End of the Month drawings for the month of May at the Will C. Wood High School Wildcats Sunday matinee bingo, will be well worth attending the popular session for.

            Along with the regular cash and free bingo prizes, lucky players attending the session on Sunday, May 31st will take home prizes of four admission tickets to Six Flags Discover Kingdom and four Swim with the Dolphins tickets. Players can collect EOM drawing tickets all month long.

            Promotions featured for May include the popular Double Day on Sunday, May 3rd. There will be double drawing tickets given out and there will be double table drawings throughout the matinee session.

            And you’ll want to take mom and grandma to bingo on their special day, Sunday, May 10th. Everyone attending the session with a paid admission, will receive a free Mother’s day dauber.

            Sunday, May 17th will be the Lucky 7’s Day. And regular game bingo winning on a number ending in a seven, will receive a $100 bonus and for anyone who gets a valid bingo on B-7, will receive a bonus of $250.

            The popular In The Monitor Day will be played on Sunday, May 24. Anyone with their bingo number in the monitor, will receive a certificate for a day of free bingo matching what they play.

            At press time, the free Cat Cash Match progressive jackpot was sitting at $900. Players get several chances to match the Cat Cash top prize and win the jackpot at each Sunday afternoon session. The Wildcat Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot was at $500 as we went to press.

            Buy-in starts with the Express I setup which includes one six-on paper game pack and one pack of specials plus a Bonanza game card and Double Action game sheet. The Express II admission is available for $19 and includes two packs, two packs of specials and the Bonanza and Double Action special game sheets for the matinee session.

            All regular games are guaranteed to pay out $250 to the lucky winners at each Wildcat Sunday matinee sessions. The Bonanza game pays out $500 to the winners and there are lots of flashboard games that pay out up to $1,199.

The Wildcats Sunday Matinee session starts each week at 12:30 p.m. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall opens up each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. with Warm-up games starting about one half hour prior to the beginning of the regular session. As with all other sessions of bingo at Vaca Valley, there are no electronic bingo machines used at the hall.

            All sessions are played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Road, at the I-80 and Davis Street exit and features separate glass enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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$500 Early Bird game payouts are back at Vaca High Tuesday bingo

VACAVILLE—The volunteers at the popular Tuesday night Vacaville H.S. Music Boosters Bingo are bringing back the $500 payouts for the four Early Bird games each evening session every Tuesday in May!

And players should mark their calendars for Tuesday, May 12th. The free $200 Daub Card game will be played and attached to each free game card is a drawing ticket for a chance to win the cash prize of $500.

On Tuesday, May 5th, the volunteers will hold a extra drawing for a special Cinco de Mayo prize. And on Tuesday, May 19th all players with a paid admission will receive four free special game sheets of their choice.

End of the Month drawings for prizes of cash and free bingo will be held on Tuesday, May 26th.

Each Tuesday evening the Trifecta game pays out $750; $250, $250 and $250 to the winners. And don’t forget that the Bonanza game is always guaranteed to pay out $500 to the lucky winners.

The Vacaville H.S. Music Boosters Bingo volunteers continue the Blind G-Ball free game with the jackpot currently at  $500 as we went to press. The progressive Bulldog jackpot was also at $500 as we went to press.

Players can also join in each night and play the Bonus Ball game. For only $1, players get a chance to win $250 or the Baby Bonus Ball jackpot of a lesser amount.

Players also enjoy several games of Tic Tac, Buck-A-Roo and Grand Slam games that are played prior to and during each regular weekly session. Players may also join in and play the many Flashboard and popular $1,000 Grand Slam games at each session.

The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Road, at the East bound I-80 and Davis Street exit. The Vaca Valley Bingo hall features separate glass enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms and the full service snack bar. There is always free coffee for bingo players. A great snack bar is also open at 4:00 p.m. with hot dinner specials, side orders, desserts and soft drinks.

Doors open each Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and the Early Birds start at 6:30 p.m. No electronic bingo machines are used a the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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Progressive hits top at $10,000 at Napa Bingo Emporium games

      NAPA—The Napa Bingo Emporium Super Jackpot has maxed out $10,000 as we went to press. Players have a chance to win the jackpot when the free drawing is held at each of the four weekly sessions. The jackpot has been increasing by $100 at each session that it was not won until it tops out $10,000. The jackpot will remain at $10,000 until a lucky player wins the free drawing.

      The regular schedule of bingo includes four sessions played at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium. On Saturdays, the Napa H.S. Band Boosters take over the Bingo Emporium opening the doors at 4:00 p.m. The Warm-up game is played starting at 6:15 p.m. All games with the exception of the Quickies, pay out $250 to the winners and there is lots of flashboard games played each Saturday evening.

      Regular admission is $40, but on the last Saturday of each month, players are allowed a $5 discount on the full admission package purchase. And don’t forget that the band boosters offer a discount of $5 at the last Saturday night session of each month.

      On Sunday, The Vintage H.S. Music Boosters host an early evening session starting at 5:15 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. All regular games pay out $250 to the lucky winners.

      On Friday evenings the evening session is hosted by the Napa Valley Soccer Club and they kick things off at 6:45 p.m. with the early games. The $40 admission buy-in includes up to five 6-on paper game packs, specials and a fully loaded electronic bingo machine.

      Each week, players participate in a Come Back drawing for a minimum of $100. Admission tickets from the previous week’s session are used to select the winner. The regular full admission is $40 and includes all you can play up to five 6-on paper game packs with a fully loaded electronic bingo machine and special game paper. Players enjoy lots of flashboard games that pay out $500 up to $1,199.

      On Monday evenings the volunteers at the Napa Youth Sports Bingo organization staff the evening bingo session starting at 6:45 with the Warm-Up game. Players have a chance to win a big cash prize if their admission ticket is drawing for the jackpot  Progressive. Players also enjoy the must go Soccer Ball Drawing with a top prize of $300.

      Admission is $40 for a complete buy-in that includes up to five 6-on paper game packs, a fully loaded electronic bingo machine and specials. Players can join in and play the Hot Ball game for just $1. The Hot Ball jackpot of up to $250 is won when a player bingos on the evenings designated Hot Ball number.

      The Town and Country Bingo Emporium features separate glass-enclosed smoking and non smoking rooms. Hot Ball games are played at all sessions and each session features a $100 Come Back drawing weekly. The snack bar is open during the session each week offering a limited menu including hot entrees, sandwiches and desserts. Free coffee is always available for bingo players. For more information call (707) 252-5420.

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Free dinner for all at Napa Memorial Day Holiday bingo session

      NAPA—It’s time to make plans to attend the Memorial Day Holiday Bingo special session at the popular  Monday night Napa Youth Sports Bingo. For the 2015 edition, the session will feature a regular session of bingo and drawings for six months of free bingo and lots of other great prizes.

      The session will be played on Monday, May 25th, at the Napa Bingo Emporium. For the Memorial Day holiday session, doors at the Napa Bingo Emporium will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first game of the Holiday Special will be played starting at 6:45  p.m. Be sure to arrive early to get your favorite seat; no saving will be allowed for this session.

      The Memorial Day Holiday session will feature all games paying out $250. A free dinner will be served prior to the start of the session and there is always free coffee for bingo players.

      Admission for the Memorial Day holiday special has been set at just $40 for up to five six-on paper game packs and a fully loaded electronic bingo machine. Specials will be included in the admission price.

      Players will enjoy lots of special holiday drawings for some great prizes. There will be lots of Flashboard games played during the session with pay outs up to $1,199.

      The Napa Youth Sports Bingo volunteers host their regular session of bingo each Monday evening. The volunteers open the doors at 5:00 p.m. each week and the Warm-up game are played starting at 6:45 p.m.

      The Baseball drawing is back, always at $2,000 and the Soccer drawing for $350 in cash must go each session. Each Monday, players enjoy the popular Silver & Gold, Double Up Club and several $1,000 Grand Slam Flashboard games. There will be a drawing for the Oops Pot also on Monday, May 25th.

      Players should make a note that the bingo games played at the Town & Country Bingo Emporium will not be open for sessions on Friday, May 29th, Saturday, May 30th, Sunday, May 31st and Monday, June 1st. The bingo volunteers will make way for the Bottle Rock Concert that will be taking place over the weekend at the Town & Country Fairgrounds facility.

      At all regular Monday evening sessions, regular and special games, including the Warm-up game, pay out $250 to the lucky winners. The Bonanza game is also guaranteed to pay out $250 to the lucky winners.

      The Youth Sports Boosters play their sessions each Monday night at the Town and Country Bingo Emporium, 575 Third Street in Napa. The Town and Country Bingo Emporium is a smoke free facility. Free coffee and popcorn are always available for all bingo players. For more information call (707) 252-5420.

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Mohegan Indians review selling marijuana as economic opportunity

UNCASVILLE, CT.—The Mohegan tribe is reviewing a Justice Department memo issued Thursday that apparently clears the way for federally recognized Native American tribes to grow and sell marijuana on their lands.

"On the point of marijuana as a potential economic opportunity, [Mohegan Tribal Council Chairman Kevin] Brown and the Mohegan Tribal Council have been very clear that they are looking at numerous opportunities to diversify into new emerging markets and products that promise to sustain their government for years to come," the Mohegan Tribe's chief of staff for external affairs, Charles F. Bunnell, said in a statement.

"They have been equally clear that these new opportunities not jeopardize the significant investments they have already made into a highly regulated industry," Bunnell said. "This new information is being reviewed in that context."

Both the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots have looked to diversify their revenues in the face of increasing competition in the gambling industry. Neighboring states have added or expanded slot machines and other gaming options in recent years. Massachusetts and New York are in the process of adding casinos. The new competition threatens future success at Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, owned and operated by the Mohegans and the Mashantucket Pequots, respectively.

Marijuana could be a competitive advantage for the tribes.

"It is very likely that several states in the Northeast will make marijuana legal for adults in the next few years," said Morgan Fox, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates for legalizing pot.

"Tribal leaders have an opportunity to beat them to the punch … in a way that will bring people in from the entire region, who may not want to travel as far as Colorado or the other states where marijuana is already legal," Fox said.

The Justice Department said it will not, generally, attempt to enforce federal marijuana laws on federally recognized tribes that choose to allow it, as long as they meet eight federal guidelines, including that marijuana not be sold to minors and not be transported to areas that prohibit it.

Both the Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes are sovereign nations recognized by the federal government and not generally subject to state laws. There are exceptions. Both tribes signed a compact with Connecticut, as required by the federal government, regarding their casinos. As a result, the gaming enterprises for each tribe are subject to some Connecticut laws, such as the times when alcohol can be served.

If, however, any marijuana business were to be independent of the gambling operations, the tribes could proceed to grow and sell marijuana as long as they abide by the Justice Department's guidelines.

There's another catch.

The Mohegan and Mashantucket tribes entered into agreements with the state this year certifying tribal police and making them responsible for enforcing state laws within their territories, said Mike Lawlor, undersecretary for Criminal Justice Policy and Planning in the state Office of Policy and Management.

Before the agreement was signed, tribal officers could only arrest tribal members. Additionally, the tribes were paying to have state police present on their property to enforce Connecticut laws, Lawlor said.

"So, the laws that govern Connecticut, the criminal laws, govern the tribal reservation and the tribal police departments are obligated to enforce those laws, and that would certainly include marijuana," Lawlor said.

If a tribe wanted to grow marijuana, the tribe could terminate its agreement with the state, Lawlor said.

The Justice Department's position raises concerns, said Cromwell police Chief Anthony Salvatore, legislative chairman for the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association.

"The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association is concerned regarding this latest development and sees the potential of a number of issues that need to be clarified first," Salvatore said.

For example, it's unclear what role tribal officers would have if a tribe were to pursue marijuana as a business opportunity, Salvatore said. Secondly, how would this affect Connecticut's medical marijuana dispensaries and producers, he said. And many other concerns stem from there, including how state police might uphold laws on tribal lands, Salvatore said.

William Satti, a spokesman for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council, said the council has not reviewed or considered the issue. The Mashantucket Pequots own and operate Foxwoods Resort Casino.

The Department of Justice did not respond to a request Thursday for clarification on how tribes will be allowed to grow and sell marijuana on a case-by-case basis.

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Mobster’s death seen as a good reason to lift Nevada casino ban

From Casino City Times—Being dead is a good enough reason for the Nevada Gaming Commission to remove renowned slot-machine cheat Eugene Bulgarino from the state’s List of Excluded Persons, Nevada’s so-called “Black Book.”

Commissioners recently voted unanimously to strike Bulgarino from the list after regulators determined in a routine update that he died in Phoenix a little more than a year ago.

Bulgarino was placed on the list Sept. 24, 2004, after he served nearly four years in prison. Identified by the state Gaming Control Board as an associate of Philadelphia’s Bruno crime family, Bulgarino had a criminal history dating back to 1955. In 1999, he pled guilty in federal court for participating in a multimillion-dollar slot machine cheating operation as one of four co-conspirators.

Bulgarino purchased slot machine parts that were used to fraudulently manipulate slot machines. In addition, he actively recruited persons to claim fraudulent jackpots. He admitted that from September 1996 through November 1997, he aided an illegal slot machine scheme in collecting 10 separate jackpots at various Las Vegas casinos totaling $6.1 million, including cheating the Excalibur out of $200,500 in 1996.

Bulgarino also has been on the New Jersey Attorney General’s Exclusion List since May 17, 2006, after he was convicted of conspiracy, interstate travel in aid of racketeering, interstate transportation of stolen property, money laundering and aiding and abetting.

The Pennsylvania Crime Commission identified him in 1980 as associating with the “Bruno La Cosa Nostra Family.” His criminal exploits were chronicled in a book, “Jackpot: The Story of Eugene Bulgarino,” by Tarvis El Alberty.

The List of Excluded Persons, which now has 31 men and one woman, identifies people who have been convicted of crimes against the casino industry and bans them from entering a gaming establishment.

A representative of the state Attorney General’s Office distributed copies of Bulgarino’s death certificate to commissioners at the meeting.
Thursday’s action prompted Commissioner Pat Mulroy to inquire whether there would be a way to streamline the removal process when the person dies.

Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett said his office always verifies deaths of persons on the list before recommending their removal.

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Revenues, profits down nearly 25% for Sands Casino in 2015

Las Vegas Sands Corp. revenues dropped below forecast nearly 25 percent in the first quarter of 2015.

The company announced Wednesday its revenue for the quarter, which ended March 31, fell 24.9 percent to $3.01 billion compared with $4.01 billion in the first quarter of 2014.

Net income was $511.9 million compared with $776 million in the first quarter of 2014.

Softer results across the company’s properties in Macau were the primary cause of the decline.

“The operating environment in Macau, particularly in the high-end gaming segments, remained challenging during the quarter,” said chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson.

But he’s confident that plans for nongaming revenue in the area will remain steady. About half of the gaming company’s Macau employees, roughly 15,000, work outside of gaming.

The Cotai Strip properties saw more than 16 million visits, and the retail malls there generated $2.5 billion in sales, which translates to nearly 40 percent of all retail sales in Macau, the chairman said.

“I know you’re all waiting for me to predict if we’ve reached the bottom in Macau,” he said on the quarterly conference call. “It’s very difficult to make predictions, particularly about the future.”

He said that they will continue to operate the resorts in Macau and will pursue other development opportunities, citing the company’s track record of “staying the course.”

Adelson said despite the Macau numbers, the company delivered a “solid set” of financial results, and was able to return excess capital to shareholders.

Las Vegas Sands paid dividends of 66 cents per share, down from 97 cents per share in 2014. Revenue fell in Las Vegas, although net income was up 2.6 percent. Local properties owned by Las Vegas Sands include The Venetian, Palazzo and the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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Four to plead guilty in illegal Vegas sports betting case, forfeit $4.3 million

From Casino City Times—CasinoA top Las Vegas sports bettor and his family have struck deals with the government to plead guilty in a long-running investigation of a multimillion-dollar illegal betting operation.

Glen Cobb has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of the misdemeanor accessory after the fact to the crime of transmission of wagering information. His parents, Charles and Anna Cobb, and step-daughter, Monica Namnard, each are pleading guilty to one count of the gambling misdemeanor.

The family’s now-defunct company that ran the betting operation, Lycur, is pleading guilty to a felony charge of transmission of wagering information.

All of the defendants have agreed to forfeit $4.3 million of the $13.2 million the government seized from them in 2013.


Court documents detailing the plea agreements have not yet been filed publicly.

The pleas will bring an end to the IRS-led investigation that attracted public attention after a federal magistrate judge criticized secret government efforts to pry away the millions seized from the Cobb family.

In June a grand jury charged Cobb with the felony of conducting an illegal gambling business. He and his family members also were charged with another felony, conspiring to unlawfully structure $2.6 million in casino and bank transactions to hide money from the IRS.

A new indictment in February added five more felony counts of transmission of wagering information against Cobb, who was alleged to have conducted his betting activity with the help of offshore sports books.

IRS agents had been investigating the Cobbs since 2002, but the investigation first hit the courts after a December 2013 raid where agents seized $10.5 million from investment and bank accounts belonging to the Cobbs, along with computers, hard drives, cellphones and other property.


U.S. Secret Service agents separately seized $2.7 million from two safes at Glen Cobb’s home.

Following the raid, the government launched secret civil forfeiture proceedings seeking court permission to keep the $13.2 million even though no criminal charges had been filed against the Cobb family.

The case attracted notoriety after a Las Vegas Review-Journal story in October disclosed that U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach had issued a written decision blasting the government’s use of the courts in the clandestine forfeiture campaign.

In a lengthy decision made public in October, Ferenbach ripped federal prosecutors for filing two civil forfeiture actions under a little-known court process, called super sealing, that gave no notice to the Cobbs or anyone else.

Government documents filed under super seal, a procedure overseen by the federal clerk’s office, are stored in the court’s vault and not loaded into the electronic case management system. Only a small group within the clerk’s office has access to the documents, which are kept from the public and opposing parties.

Ferenbach said super sealing led to a level of secrecy in the Cobb investigation normally reserved for cases that threaten public safety or national security. “This is unacceptable,” Ferenbach wrote. “Relying on various sealed and super-sealed filings, the government asks the court to rule against private citizens, allow the deprivation of their property and deny them a process to redress possible violations of their constitutional rights through a secret government action that provides no notice or opportunity to be heard.”

Following the Review-Journal story, court officials said they changed the name of super sealing to “special processing,” but made no other changes to the secretive procedures used to withhold information from the public.

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Best Quote Yet...Obama Worst!

The WSJ has done it again. The best quote yet was on Friday, Jan. 30th…last line of the “Middle Class Economics” editorial: “No modern President has been worse for the average American incomes than Mr. Obama’s, and his new tax proposals are more of the same.” I’m getting more and more convinced that Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder!

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