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Monday is New Bargain Night at 777 Bingo hall
Good seats still available for Vaca Valley New Year’s Eve
Vanden Vikings Bingo kicks off New Year with 30 game Bingo Special
Free $500 Daub Card drawing at Tuesday Vacaville H.S. Music Bingo
New Year’s Eve session set to go at Napa Bingo Emporium
New Year’s Eve Extravaganza planned at 777 Bingo Hall
New chairman elected at River Rock Casino
California Proposition 30 tax hike should retire on schedule

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Monday is New Bargain Night at 777 Bingo hall

VALLEJO—The volunteers at the 777 Bingo Hall in Vallejo, have announced that starting immediately, Monday night sessions will be Bargain Night Bingo. Players will enjoy the new lower buy-in of just $20 for a fully loaded bingo machine and up to four 6-on paper game packs.

The admission purchase will include two of each paper Double Action game sheet and two of the Letter “X” game sheets. Players can add a Cash Ball for just $1.00. Extra paper packs and paper specials will be available as will additional bingo machines while supplies last.

There will be ten regular games played with payouts set at $250 each to the lucky winners. The Double Action special game will pay out $300 and the “X” game will pay the winners $250 for the first X, $250 for the second X and $300 for all three X’s. The Treasure Hunt special will pay out $400 and the 777 Special will pay the winners $500.

The 777 Bingo Hall will open each Monday at 2:00 p.m. and players can enjoy Fast Action Bingo before and after the bingo session. The regular session will start with the Early Bird games at 7:00 p.m.

There is always free coffee for all players and the snack bar is open offering snacks, beverages, dinner specials and desserts.

The Monday Bargain Night sessions will be hosted by volunteers from Visions Achieve Extraordinary, The Joshua Tree Foundation, One Child, One Meal, Every Day, the Hand In Hand Bingo and Vallejo Babe Ruth Baseball volunteers.

Bingo is played seven nights each week at the 777 Bingo Hall. The hall is open at 2:00 p.m. and bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. nightly. Please check the Weekly Program pages for more information about specific starting times.

777 Bingo hall players will enjoy lots of Flashboard and special games during each session. The 777 Bingo Hall is located just behind the Wal-Mart store at 777 Sereno Dr., Vallejo. Call: (707) 649-2909 and there is more information available on the Internet at http://www.BingoGamingNews.com and at Twitter.com/BingoGamingNews.

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Good seats still available for Vaca Valley New Year’s Eve

VACAVILLE—There is still time to reserve a seat for the Vaca Valley Bingo hall annual New Year’s Eve special. Reserve seats went on sale on Sunday, November 2nd and will continue until December 21st.

If available layers will may select their favorite seat on a first come first basis at the hall. Reservations will cost  $50 for each seat for the year end 38 game Triple Bingo session. Reservation are non-refundable and for those that wait to purchase their tickets at the door on the night of the event, it will cost them $10 more. The at the door admission will be $60.

Each New Year’s Eve player will receive an Express II for all three sessions. Included with the admission purchase will be a free strip game card that will pay out $1,000. Extra single six-on game packs may be purchased for $10 each. Included with each buy-in will be a free dinner, party favors, a special New Year’s goodie bag and a sparkling cider toast.

This year, the volunteers have planned a fun Disco themed evening for the last session of 2014. Players will enjoy special prize after each regular game of the triple session. More than $75,000 in cash and prizes must go during the year’s biggest evening session.

In all there will be 38 regular games played along with three $1,000 strip games and five special games that will pay out $500 each.

Players will be treated to a free dinner with service from  2:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  the first and second sessions and a special dessert during the break between the second and third sessions and at the conclusion a special salute to the end of 2013 with sparkling cider. Players should note that the snack bar will remain open all evening with full service.

Doors at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall will open for the New Year’s Eve session at 2:30 p.m. Prior to the session, players will enjoy lots of fun tab games with the big session starting at 5:00 p.m.

For more advance reservations information, contact hall managers Martha, Karen or Connie or call (707) 449-4646. More information is also available on the Internet at http://www.BingoGamingNews.com.

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Vanden Vikings Bingo kicks off New Year with 30 game Bingo Special

VACAVILLE—Think you’ve had enough bingo? The volunteers at the Vanden H.S. Viking Bingo don’t think so and will present a 30-game Bingo Special on New Years day, Thursday, January 1st. Doors at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall will open up at 2:00 p.m. and players can warm their daubers up starting about 4:30 p.m. with the Warmup games. The Bingo Special session will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The first session of the new year will feature 30 games of bingo with all games paying out $250 to the winners. No Early Birds or special games will be played during the session and there will be no Getaway games. Players will enjoy two special games paying out $500 to the winners and all players in the hall during the first hour will receive a free strip game card.

The New Years Day session will feature strip games paying out $1,000 with the exception of the Golden State game that will pay out $200 per color.

Admission for the session is just $30 for the Express II package; extra packs will be available for $5 each.

Promotions coming up in January include On the Edge Early Bird games on January 8th. Bingos occurring on numbers 2 through 14 and 62 through 74, will receive a $50 bonus. Bingos on 16, 30, 31, 45, 46 or 60 will receive a $100 bonus. A $150 bonus will be paid to bingos on 1, 15, 61 or 75.

On Thursday, January 15th, the fun and always popular In The Monitor Night will be held. Bingos on the number that appears in the monitor on regular games will receive a buy-in package matching what is being played.

Players attending the January 22nd session will enjoy the Birds and Bees Early Bird games. If BINGO is spelled on the first eight numbers called, there will be a $100 bonus paid out to the winners. A free $200 Daub Card game will also be played during the session.

End of the Month drawings will be held on Thursday, January 29th. And besides the regular prizes of cash and free bingo, one lucky player will take home a 60-inch flat screen TV. Players will receive special drawing tickets at each Vanden bingo session during January.

The free Vanden G-Ball game with the progressive jackpot was at $2,100 at press time. The Vanden Punch Your Luck jackpot was at $1,100 as we went to press.

The Vanden H.S. Viking Bingo volunteers host their evening session each week starting with the Early Bird games at 6:30 p.m. and the regular bingo session starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission starts at $14 for a single six-on paper game pack. Players can purchase a 5-pack package for $39 and extra packs may be added to that.

For just one dollar, players can join in and play for the Bonus Ball jackpots. Each Bonus Ball pays out $250 with the exception of the Baby Ball. After a regular game is closed, the caller will draw a ball and signify it as the Bonus Ball. When the Bonus Ball matches one of the current posted numbers, the players who have purchased the $1 Bonus Ball ticket, will receive the cash prize. Multiple winners will divide the Bonus Ball prize equally.

Vanden Viking Bingo sessions are played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall, 190 Bella Vista Road, just off the I-80 Davis Street Exit in Vacaville. For more information, call (707) 449-4646.

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Free $500 Daub Card drawing at Tuesday Vacaville H.S. Music Bingo

VACAVILLE—Kicking the new year off in style, the volunteers at the popular Tuesday night Vacaville H.S. Music Boosters Bingo will hold a special Daub Card drawing for $500 cash at their session scheduled for Tuesday, January 6th. In addition, everyone will receive a free Daub Card game card that will be played during the session for $200.

On Tuesday, January 13th, each purchase of a special Trifecta game sheet, will receive one additional game face. Trifecta is a three-part game with each part paying the winners $250.

Each player arriving by 6:00 p.m. will receive a free strip game card with their admission purchase. The strip games pay out $1,000.

The End of the Month drawings will be held on Tuesday, January 27th with some great E-O-M prizes of cash and free bingo.

The popular Trifecta game 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 have continued the Blind G-Ball free game with the jackpot currently sitting at $5,600 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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New Year’s Eve session set to go at Napa Bingo Emporium

      NAPA—It’s the best bingo night of the year. New Year’s Eve 2014 Bingo will be hosted by the volunteers from the Napa United Soccer Club. The volunteers will send 2014 on it’s way and welcome in 2015 at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium on Wednesday, December 31st. The special 30-game session will feature lots of drawings for great prizes as well as three drawings for $200 cash each.

      Each regular session game will pay out $250 to the winners and everyone will be treated to a free dinner prior to the start of the session. Gifts and goodies will be handed out to players all during the session and there will be a Midnight Toast near the end of the evening. Doors at the Bingo Emporium will open up at 3:00 p.m. and the session will begin at 6:45 p.m.

      For New Years Eve, the buy-in will start with a $30 minimum for single pack paper and specials. The Special New Years Eve Combo buy-in that will include a fully loaded electronic bingo machine, up to five six-on paper game packs and specials will be $60. The paper only buy-in is set at $45. Extra packs after the purchase of five packs will be $5 each.

      Players should make plans to arrive as early as possible as there are no advance ticket sales. All seating will be on a first come first seated with a paid admission; no seat saving will be allowed for the year-end session.

      Each week the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium hosts four sessions of bingo starting with the Napa Youth Sports Bingo on Monday starting at 6:45 P.M. On Friday evenings the Napa Valley Youth Soccer Bingo volunteers host their session starting with the Warmup game at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday evening, the Napa H.S. Band Boosters Bingo volunteers host their session starting at 6:15 p.m. and on Sunday, Vintage H.S. Music Boosters take over starting their session at 5:15 p.m.

      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 group 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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New chairman elected at River Rock Casino

GEYSERVILLE, CA.Reported in the PRESS DEMOCRAT. The Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians, which has seen a drastic decline in revenues from its River Rock Casino since a bigger, newer competitor opened near Rohnert Park, has chosen a new leader.

Harvey Hopkins, chairman of the Dry Creek tribe for the past 10 years, lost his bid for re-election over the weekend, coming in last to two other challengers.

The new chairman of the tribe is Chris Wright, 43, who is also the head of marketing for River Rock Casino near Geyserville. Preliminary results shared November 17th by two tribal members had Wright earning 41 percent of the vote to 35 percent for Salvina Norris, the vice chairwoman, and 24 percent for Hopkins.

The election came at a pivotal time for the 1,200-member tribe, which has seen its casino revenues cut in half since the Graton Resort and Casino opened in Rohnert Park a year ago about 30 miles south.

After its casino revenues plummeted, Dry Creek defaulted on more than $140 million owed to River Rock bondholders and also remains delinquent on a $3.5 million annual payment to Sonoma County to offset impacts from the gambling hall on a hill overlooking scenic Alexander Valley.

Elgin said Hopkins, 66, may have unfairly been blamed for River Rock’s troubles since Graton opened. But he added that “the voters were pretty adamant in their stand — they thought it was time for a change.”

 “Like anything else, who has the biggest family usually has the winner,” said Bob McKay, 71, a retired transportation planner and tribal member who traveled from his home in Yakima, Wash., to vote for Hopkins. But he also acknowledged “10 years of one person is a long time,” especially for younger tribal members attracted to new leadership.

Hopkins was credited with launching a new era of cooperation and communication with local officials when he was first elected in 2004, culminating with a $100 million revenue-sharing agreement the tribe struck with the county to offset casino expansion impacts. The amount was later reduced after Dry Creek’s plans to expand River Rock and build a hotel resort were put on hold.

Hopkins narrowly survived a recall attempt in 2010, after an election was invalidated in which 165 tribal members voted to oust him, with 85 opposed.

Cynthia Smith, a tribal member who voted for Hopkins, said the result might have been different if the race had been between two candidates instead of a three-way split.

She expects Wright will be more low-key than Hopkins but did not predict a wholesale change.

As a result of River Rock’s reversal of fortune, the approximate $600 monthly payments to tribal members were cut in half, and some education and housing assistance programs were curtailed or discontinued.

McKay, the tribal member who lives in Washington, said the casino is lucky to be able to pay its bills now. “The biggest problem with the casino is another casino hit the county. It’s closer and plusher and people are going to go there and there’s nothing we can do about it,” he said.

The election resulted in newcomers on a majority of the five-member board, where the terms are two years.

Norris, the vice chairwoman, will be replaced by Betty Arterberry, who formerly served on the board.

Tieraney Giron is the third new board member.

Marjie Rojas retained her seat as secretary/treasurer of the board; and Jim Silva also was returned to office.

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New Year’s Eve Extravaganza planned at 777 Bingo Hall

VALLEJO—It’s generally accepted that New Year’s Eve is the biggest and the best bingo night of the year. And that will be just the case a Vallejo’s 777 Bingo Hall. The volunteers will combine their efforts to present players with one of the best year-end sessions around.

Players will enjoy all regular games paying out $777 each to the lucky winners. Eight games will pay out $1,000 each and the three special 777 games will pay winners $1,000 each.

The Double Action games will pay out $500 on the first part and the full card second part will pay out $699! The Treasure Hunt game will pay out $1,000 to the winners and the Quick-Pick game payout has also been set at $1,000!

777 Bingo Hall New Years Eve players will be treated to a free dinner and lots of New Year’s Eve party favors including a special Goodie Bag filled with some great items. There will be lots of drawings for great gifts and free bingo prizes.

The admission buy-in has been set at $55 and seat reservations may be made by contacting Angie or Nancy at the bingo hall. The admission includes up to four 6-on paper game packs with extra packs available for $5 each.

The admission includes two of each Double Action game sheet, two Letter X specials, one 777 Game special and a fully loaded electronic bingo machine. Additional specials will be for sale on the floor during the evening and a few extra bingo machines will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The 777 Bingo Hall will open at 2:00 p.m. and the New Year’s Eve session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Players will enjoy Fast Action Bingo and other pre-session games prior to the start of the evening play. Fast Action Bingo will also be played for a short time after the conclusion of the New Year’s Eve Extravaganza session.

Regular session bingo is played each evening at the 777 Bingo Hall just behind the Wal-Mart store in Vallejo. Sessions start with the Early Bird games at 7:00 p.m. All regular games pay out $300 and the regular evening session admission buy-in is just $25.

On Monday, bingo is hosted by It Takes A Village Bingo volunteers. Tuesdays and Thursdays the Hand In Hand and Vallejo Babe Ruth Bingo volunteers host the sessions. On Wednesday and Friday evenings the Visions Achieve Extraordinary and One Day, One Meal, Every Child charities take over.

Saturday nights are hosted by the volunteers from the Jesse Bethel Band Boosters and Sunday evenings will find the Joshua Tree Foundation Bingo volunteers hard at work at the 777 Hall.

The 777 Bingo hall is a non smoking facility with charity bingo every night of the week. Players enjoy a great snack bar featuring hot dinner specials, snacks, desserts and sodas of all types. Players always enjoy free coffee. Fast Action Bingo is played is available prior to and after each regular bingo session. For more information, please call (707) 649-2909 and also see more information on the Internet at http://www.BingoGamingNews.com and now on Twitter at twiter.com/BingoGamingNews.

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California Proposition 30 tax hike should retire on schedule

By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Tax Payers Association—No matter how high taxes are increased, it’s never enough for public officials and bureaucrats who live off taxpayer funded paychecks.  According to these people, there is always one more dollar that is needed to make government “whole.”  And being made “whole” in California means maintaining the highest paid government employees in all 50 states.

So it should come as no surprise that the tax-and-spend interests have already begun banging the drum and shaking the tambourine on behalf of extending Proposition 30, the “temporary” tax increase approved by voters in 2012.  Proposition 30 imposed the highest income tax rate in America.  It also bumped up the sales tax – a tax that hits lower income families particularly hard -- to tops in the nation.

The sales tax component of Proposition 30 is set to expire at the end of 2016 and the higher income tax rate will sunset in 2018, so those who feed off taxes are starting to panic.

During the last year, some lawmakers resisted putting Proposition 2 on the November ballot because it required the establishment of a rainy day fund to tide government over through lean times.   These Sacramento politicians were concerned that if it passed, and the state had money in the bank, it would be more difficult to make the case that the Proposition 30 taxes should be made permanent.

State schools chief Tom Torlakson came out for the extension of Proposition 30 long ago, and we are now seeing the head of one of the state’s two major teachers unions, the California Federation of Teachers, calling for its continuation while maintaining it is not enough.

Of course, it’s never enough. Writing in the Sacramento Bee, teachers union president Joshua Pechthalt attempts to make the case that the temporary tax hike should be extended.  He justifies his position by claiming California is thriving and upper income individuals, unfazed by the higher taxes, are happy to stay and pay.

Not so fast.

While Pechthalt believes things are fine now that our economy is supposedly in a “recovery,” working families aren’t seeing it. Our unemployment rate is the third highest in the nation and the US Census puts our supplemental poverty ranking at worst in the country.

Pechthalt’s evidence that Proposition 30 has not impacted high income individuals seems to be that wealthier communities, like Beverly Hills, have not become ghost towns.

Objective real estate reports from Nevada and other low or no income tax states make it clear that California has indeed lost many upper income taxpayers because of Proposition 30.  The Wall Street Journal reported that “many Californians have arrived [in Nevada] in the wake of Proposition 30.  Passed at the end of 2012, the measure hiked personal income and sales taxes.”  The San Francisco Chronicle published a piece in January of this year entitled “State leaders closely watch migrating millionaires” noting that “whether you sympathize or not, millionaires’ migrating out of California has serious consequences to the state’s bottom line and is something state leaders are watching closely.”

The other problem with the union leader’s thesis is that we simply don’t know how many of California’s high earners decided to absorb the confiscatory tax rates for a couple of years knowing that they would eventually expire.  If made permanent, the existing millionaire out-migration could very well turn into a torrent.

So, instead of asking whether we should make Proposition 30’s temporary tax hikes permanent, a better question would be whether those tax hikes were needed at all or, better yet, did they inflict more harm than good?  There is compelling evidence that California would today be grabbing a bigger slice of the national economic recovery had it not passed Proposition 30 at all.

Jon Coupal is president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association — California’s largest grass-roots taxpayer organization dedicated to the protection of Proposition 13 and the advancement of taxpayers’ rights.

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