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The Top 5 Most Nostalgic Slot Themes
Casino Tribe does not want gaming revenue numbers made public
May is Anniversary month at Tuesday Vacaville H.S. Music Bingo
Pace Combo Bingo Sundays to continue in May
Bottlerock event affects bingo schedule at Napa Bingo Emporium
For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license
Great Idea: Put Price Tag on Ballot Measures
California Republican Party Goes Stupid...Again!

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The Top 5 Most Nostalgic Slot Themes

            Online casino game developers and slot manufacturers try to get their hands on anything interesting that they can license on in order to come up with great slots themes with a nostalgic value. Usually this means finding something that the general public likes, and what evokes more emotions than something that brings nostalgia?

            Of course, state-of- the-art modern slots are always their priority, but no matter how much they make the slots look modern, they always go back to the classic themes. These usually are kept original but enhanced and reinvented. Australians love their slots, or pokies as they call them, and the top 10 pokies rated by Australians are often the ones with more classical themes. From today’s point of view, they have a big value of nostalgia in them. If you visit casino online you will find many new slots themes inspired by older ones.

            Such examples are the King of the Nile and Queen of the Nile. Both of these are widely regarded as classics even though they are simple non flashy Egyptian themed slots that don’t even have 3D animations like today’s slots. Yet, with their classical feel and big payouts they have been able to attract many players in the last 15 years.

            A modern counterpart of these two classics with an Egyptian theme found at online casinos is the Gods of Giza slot. It was developed by Microgaming, one of the leading companies for online casino games.

            Any Egyptian themed slot has a nostalgic value because it’s probably one of the most exploited themes by manufacturers. Countless slot games in the past have had the same motif. It’s classic, attractive and mystic. Gods of Giza will probably evoke the biggest nostalgia feeling with the older and more experienced casino players. Of course, compared to Queen of the Nile, Gods of Giza has far more free games, bonus rounds and interesting features.

            One of the finest casino game companies with a knack for nostalgic slots themes is NetEnt. The developers at NetEnt have great ability of making slots with very nostalgic feel. Dazzle Me is such slot, innovative 5-reel slot, yet simple with bells, sapphires, rubies, 7s, and diamonds for symbols. Even the colors have been well chosen. Dazzle Me reminds a little of Royal Diamonds, another classical land-based slot machine.

            NetEnt have outdone themselves with many games, but not like in the case of Neon Staxx, a game that will evoke a rainfall of nostalgia. It’s a game that reminds of the 80s, which you can notice at the first glance of the design and the music. As if it tries to remind us of the times when computer animation was only at its beginning and 3D programming was a real challenge. Think of the Dire Strait’s video for Money for Nothing, and you’ll know what I am saying. Plus, the music in Neon Staxx is so good that you won’t even mind keeping the game open without playing just to listen to the song.

            Where would the casino gaming industry be without dragon themed slots? Dragons and similar fantasy themes are probably the second most exploited after Egyptian themes. Many dragon themed slots have been made, because dragons are always classy and popular creatures. Dragon’s Myth is one of the most popular dragon themed slots currently made by Microgaming in 3D. Despite being a very modern slot, it still has a nostalgic value, because it reminds us of some great dragon themed slots that were popular in the past Dragon Master.

            Another nostalgic slots by NetEnt, the master of creating such slots, is Neon Reels. This slot utilizes classical symbols like diamonds, 7s, bells, cherries, lemons, watermelons, and other fruits. However, all of that has been made with a neon-like design. It’s like walking down a downtown ally filled with casino, club and bar neon signs. Plus, the game has a very melancholic retro sci-fi music which adds more to the nostalgia effect. These are just 5 slots with nostalgic themes, just the tip of the iceberg. Countless of other ones can be found on the internet that may appeal to you more in the sense of feeling nostalgic.

            You just have to look for them.

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Casino Tribe does not want gaming revenue numbers made public

According to the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper, The Seminole Tribe of Florida is seeking an emergency hearing in federal court Friday to force Politico, the online news site, to seal a copy of a deposition given by Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen until it can redact the annual gaming revenue that was released by the state as part of a public records request.

The tribe sued the State of Florida last October for allegedly breaching its gambling compact and for failing to negotiate in good faith. Allen was deposed as part of the lawsuit last month and, the tribe argues, the state agreed not to release the transcripts of any depositions without prior review from the tribe.

"We had an understanding on all the depositions that before anything was released," said Barry Richard, attorney for the tribe, in an interview with the Herald/Times. "We would have a chance to go through it and redact any trade secret information. The state released it to Politico by accident."

Politico responded late Thursday in a motion to intervene, saying that the he protective order sought by the tribe was an "unconstitutional prior restraint on the news media prohibiting dissemination of information that was lawfully obtained through a public records request."

"The deposition transcript was released to POLITICO in response to a lawful public records request. And the information in it that Seminole Tribe has informed POLITICO that seeks to keep secret – generally, the Tribe’s annual revenues and annual gaming revenues – is plainly a matter of legitimate public interest,'' read the motion filed by Mark R. Caramanica of the Thomas & LoCiciero law firm in Tampa.

Richard said the redactions would be minimal. "The only thing we want to take out of it is just a few lines of trade secret information that could be sought by our competitors regarding profit information,'' he said. "It's a big hassle over nothing."

The protective order filed May 11 in the Northern District Court of Florida asks the court to seal the document delivered by DBPR to a Politico Florida reporter "until the Tribe has had a reasonable opportunity to review and mark confidential and/or trade secret information." It also asks Judge Robert Hinkle to set an emergency hearing to conduct the review but, according to Hinkle's office, a hearing had not been granted by late afternoon on Thursday.

Politico "vigorously opposes the motion,'' said Ashley Kissinger, Politico's attorney, who signed the motion to intervene. The news site reported Thursday that it received an un-redacted copy of the deposition on Tuesday. It has not posted a transcript.

Barbara Petersen, attorney and president for the First Amendment Foundation, said that she sees no legal grounds to seal the deposition obtained by Politico.

"Politico has a copy of it. It's out there. What benefit does anyone have to seal it?,'' she asked. "If it's been entered into court records, and a copy of the deposition has been released pursuant to a public records request, I see no grounds for sealing it."

Under state law, DBPR cannot deny access to the entire deposition because it is by its nature a public record, Petersen said.

"If a private party takes a deposition, the deposition becomes a disclosure only if it's entered into a court record,'' she said. "But if government takes the deposition its a public records under Chapter 119."

Petersen added there is no exemption in this case for a trade secret.

"The Seminole Tribe has no authority to assert a trade secrets exemption,'' she said. "It's a public record in the hands of DBPR."

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May is Anniversary month at Tuesday Vacaville H.S. Music Bingo

VACAVILLE—The volunteers at the popular Tuesday night Vacaville H.S. Music Boosters Bingo will celebrate their Anniversary of Tuesday night Bingo in Vacaville all month long.

Players will want to be sure to save their admission tickets and have them all there on Tuesday, May 24th. Lots of extra Anniversary Month prizes will be given away during the evening session. Also at the Anniversary session. Players will be treated to the free $200 Daub Card game and the associated $500 Daub Card cash drawing.

May at the Tuesday night bingo sessions will be lots of fun each week. On May 3rd, drawings for a Roll The Dice game will be held. Lucky players will toss the dice and receive ten times what is shown on the dice!

On Tuesday May 10, each player with a paid admission will receive a free strip game card that will pay out $1,000 to the winners. Additional cards will be available for sale at the admission counter and on the floor.

The popular In The Monitor Night will be played on Tuesday, May 17th. For players with their regular game winning number in the Monitor, but yet uncalled, will win free bingo matching what they play.

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  $700 as we went to press. The progressive Bulldog jackpot was also at $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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Bottlerock event affects bingo schedule at Napa Bingo Emporium

      NAPA—The Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium offers four nights of bingo each week with proceeds benefiting local charities and school groups. Players are asked to enter at 601 Silverado Trail. Parking is free and security is on duty during operating hours.

      Players should make a special note that no bingo will be held during the Bottlerock event held at the Napa Town & Country Fairgrounds over the Memorial Weekend holiday. The Bingo Emporium will be dark on Friday, May 27th, Saturday, May 28th, Sunday, May 29 and Monday, May 30th. Bingo will return to it’s regular schedule on Friday, June 3rd.

      Each Sunday, volunteers from the Vintage High School Music Boosters host their session with doors opening at 2:00 p.m. and the first game played at 5:15 p.m. Games pay $250 and there is plenty of flashboard games played during the session.

      On Monday evenings, The Napa Youth Sports volunteers open up at 4:00 p.m. with the first game starting at 6:45 p.m. Regular games pay $250 and special games pays $300.

      Each Friday evening, the Napa United Soccer Bingo volunteers man the Bingo Emporium with the first game starting at 6:45 p.m. Games pay $250 and there is plenty of flash bingo played with cash prizes up to $1,199.

      Every Saturday brings in the Napa Band Boosters Bingo volunteers with their first game starting at 6:15 p.m. Games pay $250 and Quickie games pay $100 each. On the last Saturday of the month, players receive $5 off the $40 Combo admission.

      Admission at all sessions starts at $22 and go up to $40 for the All-You- Can-Play up to 5 packs, a fully loaded Turbo Bingo machine and special game sheets.

If you haven’t heard, there might be some new reasons to play bingo at the Napa Bingo Emporium. And you might want to give Monday nights a try.

      The volunteers at the Napa Youth Sports Bingo have increased the prize pots for their special games each week. The payout on all specials is now set at $300 going to the lucky winners. The Power Burst game payout has also been set at $500 if you bingo on the “star”.

      The charities at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium want to remind everyone that a new snack bar is open at each session to serve players some excellent food.

      The Rebel Dog Café offers the popular Dress Your Own Dog for $5 along with other menu items such as Fish & Chips, Bowl of Chili along with chips, soda, water and assorted candy bars.

            Players enjoy free coffee, and fresh popped popcorn. For additional information, call (707) 252-5420 after 3:00 p.m. and find us on FaceBook and Instagram.

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Pace Combo Bingo Sundays to continue in May

VACAVILLE—Continuing by popular demand! The volunteers at the Pace Solano Sunday evening bingo sessions, have announced for the month of May, all evening sessions will continue to offver the popular Combo Bingo sessions.

Players enjoy a 20-game session of bingo with admission set at $35 that includes three six-on paper packs of 12 games (Express 3) and will pay out $250 to the winners. The admission price also includes two each Strip game cards that will pay out $500 up to $1,199.

Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the Combo session will begin at 5:30 p.m. Warm-up games will be played starting about 4:30 p.m. There will not be any Early Bird games or specials played droning the Combo Sunday sessions. Extra paper packs will be available for $5 each as will extra strip cards also for $5 each.

Pace Bingo will continue the  popular Strip sessions in May as well and have been announced the play dates of Friday, May 13th, Friday and Friday May 27th. Strip sessions are played at the Late Night time of 11 p.m. Buy-ins can be purchased starting at 10:30 p.m. or any time during the preceding evening session.

Strip sessions feature games paying $1,000 and paper games that will pay out $500 each to the lucky winners. Admission for the Strip sessions is set at $50 with players receiving two each for ten games as well as four paper game sheets. Extra strips are sold separately for just two for $5 and additional paper game sheets may also be purchased.

With the Memorial Day holiday coming up, players should make a note that the Pace Bingo volunteers will host a special 30-game Holiday Bingo Session on Monday, May 30th. Doors will open at 2:00 p.m. with the session starting at 5:00 p.m.

Admission for the holiday session has been set at $30 and players will receive two paper packs. Paper pack games will pay out $250 to the winners. Extra game packs will be sold for $5 at the time of buy-in.

The Pace Solano Bingo volunteers host five sessions each week at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall starting on Sunday with an evening session starting at 5:30 p.m. The Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening sessions start at 6:30 p.m. with the Early Bird games. Pace also hosts a popular Wednesday Matinee session starting with the Warm-Up games at 10:00 a.m. The regular games get underway at the Matinee session at 12 noon.

All regular games pay out at least $250. Two Getaway games are played at each of the evening sessions with payouts of $1,000 each to the lucky winners. There is lots of flashboard games played during the evening sessions that will pay out $200 up $1,199 and are available for sale on the floor.

As we went to press, the popular Moola Match progressive jackpot was up to $1,000. Pace Bingo players get at least three chances at each session to win the progressive cash prize or other great prizes of free bingo and cash.

A Pace free $200 Daub Card games will be played on Sunday evening, May 8th, Monday, May 16th and Wednesday evening, June 1st. The Free Daub Cards are given out to all players each night at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall with the play date stamped on the card.

All Pace sessions are played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall, 190 Bella Vista Road, just off the Davis Street exit from eastbound I-80. For more information call (707) 449-4646.

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For just $5 Vets can get acknowledgement on drivers license

            Solano County’s 33,500 veterans and the 11,000 veterans in Napa County are now eligible to receive a driver’s license acknowledging their service in the United States Armed Forces, through a new statewide program.

Beginning Nov. 12, the Department of Motor Vehicles will be issuing driver’s licenses with the word “veteran” on them to those who qualify, Napa and Solano County officials said.

Napa veterans can visit the Napa County Veterans Service Office (CVSO), at 650 Imperial Way in downtown Napa, and complete the DMV application.

Veterans will need a certified copy of their discharge papers (DD-214) showing they received anything other than a dishonorable discharge or that they served in a Guard or Reserve component and were mobilized for federal active duty.

            Solano County vets can stop by the Solano County Veterans Service Office for an official application form, which they can take to the DMV starting Nov. 12 to get the new veteran driver’s license. Solano County Director of Veterans Services Ted Puntillo asks that vets bring a copy of their DD-214 paperwork to get the form.

            The new driver’s license means veterans will no longer need to carry their discharge papers to show proof of military service, officials said.

            The CVSO will verify the documents and approve the application, which can then be submitted to the DMV. There is a $5 fee to have the veteran designation placed on a driver’s license, on top of the normal renewal fees, officials said. Veterans who are not due for renewal can obtain a new license for a $35 replacement fee.

The CVSO can order copies of discharge papers. Veterans who visit the office can also discuss their eligibility for federal, state and local benefits. To date, Solano County Vet Services has already helped more than 100 vets obtain the application form, officials said.

            For more Napa information, call 707-253-4558. In Solano, call, (707) 784-6590. Contact Rachel Raskin-Zrihen at (707) 553-6824.

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Great Idea: Put Price Tag on Ballot Measures

By Jon Coupal President of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Would you commit to buy a car, a house or even a jacket without knowing the price? Unless you are a member of the one percent, chances are, you want to know what it will cost you before you make a purchase.

But what about ballot measures that can cost every citizen hundreds or even thousands of dollars?  At the state level, the Legislative Analyst’s Office has the responsibility to provide a “fiscal impact” analysis – that is, information to voters as to the costs to taxpayers of passing a proposition.

But this isn’t currently required at the local level. And those backing attractive sounding, but costly, measures like it that way. They prefer to keep the public in the dark. If a county measure promises to create new parks in every neighborhood, it may sound great, but taxpayers should know what it will cost them before they cast a vote.

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do deserves credit for proposing a measure that would require a cost analysis by the county’s Auditor Controller for all county initiatives, and his colleagues deserve praise for agreeing to place it on the June ballot for voter approval.

The big question is why every local tax raising entity is not required to provide a non-partisan cost analysis for their sponsored ballot measures as well as those placed on the ballot through the initiative process.

Skeptics say that requiring a cost analysis might deter voters from approving a worthy measure, for example one relating to public safety. This argument was dismissed by Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who pointed out that voters are much more likely to vote no on an ill-defined ballot measure if they are not told what it will cost.

In our country we are going through a political process where the public is expressing its support for plain speaking. There is resentment toward members of the political class who equivocate and use insider terms that many find confusing.

So let’s be blunt. A significant number of local ballot measures are designed to provide an advantage to those inside government, including politicians, bureaucrats and other employees and/or special interests. Requiring a non-partisan analysis would provide voters, who will be stuck with the bill, another tool to evaluate a ballot measure. They can then do a cost/benefit analysis, the same as they would do before making a major family or business spending commitment.

So while Supervisor Do should be thanked for promoting openness in government, why  are there so few of our local representatives throughout the state taking a similar stand for full disclosure to voters of the full cost of measures they are asked to approve?

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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Editorial

California Republican Party Goes Stupid...Again!

I just found from a friend, that checked in at the CA. Secretary of State’s website, that as a registered “…as a Non Partisan Party (NPP or Non-Declared), will NOT be able to vote for a Republican candidate in the June 7th primary election. Seems the Republican Party did not notify the Secretary of State by simple letter, that the party will allow “no party preference voters to vote in the Republican Presidential primary election.” How’s that for bringing the party together?

Since this is the case, my choice will be to either re-register as a Republican so I can vote for a Republican candidate or vote for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Klinkton since the Democrat party will allow “no party preference voting” in their party’s primary election.

There surely are many thousands of NPP, INT or LIB voters that may want to vote for a Republican candidate, but they can not.

Please alert them to this and that if anyone wants to re-register in order to vote for a Republican candidate in California at the June 7, 2016 primary election, they must submit a re-registration form by May 23, 2016. This action can be done online. Here is the link to the CA Secretary of State website: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/political-parties/no-party-preference/. Or you voters can re-register at their county of residence Registrar of Voter’s office or their online web sight.

P.S. I Suggest that those affected like myself, let the California Republican Party have an ear full!

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