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Wildcats celebrate 18 years of Sunday matinee bingo in October
Early buy-in special each Saturday session at Scarlet Brigade
Progressive Super Jackpot continues to go up at Bingo Emporium!
New legislation calls for federal tax system for internet gambling
Moratorium on new bingo halls in Antioch
New legislation calls for federal tax system for internet gambling
Cell phones must now have a “kill” switch
California Internet Cafe closures spike gambling online
Moratorium on new bingo halls in Antioch

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Wildcats celebrate 18 years of Sunday matinee bingo in October

            VACAVILLE—It was 1996 and not in the same location as it is today, but that’s when the volunteers at the Will C. Wood H.S. Wildcats Bingo started their fundraising with bingo on Sundays benefiting the athletic teams at the local high school.

            The volunteers will celebrate those 18 years at each Sunday session during the month of October. Each Sunday, players will receive a free Strip game card that will pay out $1,000 to the winners. There will also be Good Neighbor games and drawings for the Wildcat Junior Family. Starting off the month of fun at their matinee session on Sunday, October 5th, all players will receive a special commemorative dauber with their paid admission. And there will be a free drawing for a month of Wildcat bingo.

            The anniversary fun will continue on Sunday, October 12th when there will be a drawing for three months of Sunday matinee bingo play.

            On Sunday, October 19th, the volunteers will play the free $200 Daub Card game. Attached to each free Daub Card will be a special drawing ticket. The lucky winner will receive a $500 cash prize. And there will be another drawing for six months of free bingo.

            The final Anniversary Sunday on October 26th will feature the End of the Month drawings, a drawing for a full year of free matinee bingo and a special 18th Anniversary drawing for $1,000 cash!

            At press time, the free Cat Cash Match progressive jackpot was sitting at $2,100. Players get several chances to match the Cat Cash top prize and win the jackpot. The Wildcat Blind G-Ball progressive jackpot was at $600 as we went to press.

            Players can buy in with the Express I setup that includes a 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. 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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Early buy-in special each Saturday session at Scarlet Brigade

      VACAVILLE—Along with lots of reasons to play bingo on Saturday nights at the Scarlet Brigade Band Bingo is the $5 admission discount for those arriving by 5:00 p.m. Each player in the hall by that time will receive the early arrival discount.

      Adding to the fun at the Saturday evening session on October 11th, the first 200 players in line to purchase their admission package, will receive a free Buck-A-Roo game card. The Buck-A-Roo game pays out $250 to the lucky winners. And during the evening session, the free $200 Daub Card will be played.

      In addition the Early Arrival discount, on Saturday evening, October 18th players will enjoy the In The Monitor night. Players who’s bingo number is in the monitor when a regular game bingo is verified, will receive a prize of a night of free bingo matching what they are playing.

      Late Night bingo players will receive a free pack of Quickie games at the session scheduled for Saturday, October 4th. And on October 11, Late Night bingo players will get $5 off their buy-in if they wear a Scarlet Brigade Bingo button at the time of admission.

      On Saturday, October 18th, Late Night players will draw for a Super King and Queen who will receive $10 each time their number is called. In The Monitor will be played on regular games at the session.

      The progressive Bullseye Bingo free game jackpot has increased to $3,900 at press time. When not won in 55 numbers or less, a consolation prize of $250 is guaranteed to be paid out and the progressive cash prize will be increased.

      The Saturday Scarlet Brigade Late Nite session follows each regular Saturday evening session. Players can purchase their buy-ins starting at 10:30 p.m. 12 regular games pay out $250 each to the winners and the three special Speed Quickie games also pay out $250 each to the winners.

      The Saturday Late Night session admission starts at only $19 for a 12-on paper game pack. The first extra six-on game pack is available for only $5 each with all other extra packs sold for just $1 each. Players can also join in and play the Bonus Ball games for just one dollar. During the session, several admission ticket drawings will be held for spins on the Lucky Wheel. At press time the progressive jackpot amount was at $2,000.

      Bingo players may also get a Vaca Valley Bingo Hall Frequent Player card. The Frequent Player cards are free and good at each session played at the Vaca Valley Bingo hall. After bingo guests play ten sessions, at the 11th session, will receive a free Express II admission for the evening.

                The Vaca Valley Bingo hall is located at 190 Bella Vista Lane, 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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Moratorium on new bingo halls in Antioch

      ANTIOCH—As reported in the Contra Costa newspapers in late August, bingo hall operators will have to wait longer to see what kind of gambling regulations the city will adopt.

      Antioch City Council this week unanimously approved the extension of a temporary moratorium on permits or licenses for new or expanded bingo operations while it considers amending its rules to allay concerns about the crime that tends to go hand in hand with some of them.

      The moratorium, which takes effect immediately and could last up to 10½ months, will allow organizations like Veterans of Foreign Wars that already hold occasional bingo games to continue, although they can't expand.

The council originally established a 45-day ban in July to reassess its Municipal Code after two groups applied for use permits to operate facilities dedicated to bingo. One applicant wanted to hold games 12 hours a day every day; the other planned to be open 5½ hours a day five days a week.

      The proposals differ significantly from the way other organizations around town hold their bingo games, which occur less frequently because they're an incidental way of raising money instead of the sole focus.

As such, the city decided to take a good look at the possible consequences of allowing new bingo halls or existing ones to expand because it has had problems in the past with crime around card rooms and Internet cafes where patrons can gamble online.

      In addition, officials need more time to update Antioch's bingo ordinance, which hasn't changed since 1980. The rules don't mention "remote caller bingo," a form of the game that enables players at multiple off-site locations to participate via video.

      Representatives from one of the organizations that requested a use permit voiced fears Tuesday that the city would reject their application before they could properly address its concerns.

      But council members reminded them that the meeting was strictly about buying time to think about how best to respond to the possibility of more and bigger bingo operations in Antioch and not the merits of their particular case.

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Progressive Super Jackpot continues to go up at Bingo Emporium!

      NAPA—Announced last month, the new Napa Bingo Emporium Super Jackpot drawing is be held at each session played at the hall. As we went to press, the new progressive was at $1,800 and growing $100 each session not won and until it tops out at $10,000! Players should note that there will not be a Super J drawing at special sessions.

      The regular schedule of bingo includes four sessions played at the Napa Town & Country Bingo Emporium. Starting off each week 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. If not won the prize is rolled over to the following Sunday session. 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 $200 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 Baseball 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.

      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 and on the last Saturday of each month, players are given a $5 discount on the full admission package.

      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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New legislation calls for federal tax system for internet gambling

      WASHINGTON D.C. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) recently introduced companion legislation to the introductory legislation that was proposed by Reps. Pete King (R-NY) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) earlier this year. The proposed legislation would allow internet gambling under a federal umbrella, and protect consumers in a regulated environment.       The companion legislation adds that any federal regulations would ensure that taxes are collected within a regulated system.

      The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative applauded Rep. McDermott’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2013, which offers an innovative and, in their opinion, necessary, new model for collecting revenue for the federal government.

      Michael Waxman, the spokesperson for Safe and Secure, said, With all of the fighting in DC over “funding issues, you’d hope this opportunity to generate billions in economic activity and new government revenues will get serious consideration, not to mention the many new jobs that would be created.”

      McDermott’s new act would create a twelve percent deposit tax that licensed operators would need to pay; the players, for now, would remain untaxed. 4& of the tax would go to the federal government, and the remaining 8% would go to states that qualify under the federal regime. A similar system of state qualification is used in the United Kingdom.

      According to Morgan Stanley, internet gambling will bring in at least $9.3 billion in profit by the year 2020, which is the same amount that Las Vegas and Atlantic City bring in today.

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New legislation calls for federal tax system for internet gambling

      WASHINGTON D.C. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) recently introduced companion legislation to the introductory legislation that was proposed by Reps. Pete King (R-NY) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) earlier this year. The proposed legislation would allow internet gambling umbrella, and protect consumers in a regulated environment.        The companion legislation adds that any federal regulations would ensure that taxes are collected within a regulated system.

      The Safe and Secure Internet Gambling Initiative applauded Rep. McDermott’s Internet Gambling Regulation and Tax Enforcement Act of 2013, which offers an innovative and, in their opinion, necessary, new model for collecting revenue for the federal government.

      Michael Waxman, the spokesperson for Safe and Secure, said, With all of the fighting in DC over “funding issues, you’d hope this opportunity to generate billions in economic activity and new government revenues will get serious consideration, not to mention the many new jobs that would be created.”

      McDermott’s new act would create a twelve percent deposit tax that licensed operators would need to pay; the players, for now, would remain untaxed. 4& of the tax would go to the federal government, and the remaining 8% would go to states that qualify under the federal regime. A similar system of state qualification is used in the United Kingdom.

      According to Morgan Stanley, internet gambling will bring in at least $9.3 billion in profit by the year 2020, which is the same amount that Las Vegas and Atlantic City bring in today.

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    You can order all of the winning California 6-51/Super Lotto numbers from the very beginning in December , 1991 for $25.95. See: California Super Lotto.

California Internet Cafe closures spike gambling online

      BAKERSFIELD—All internet cafes in Kern County, California have now been shut down. However, many people have found a solution to these closures in the form of online internet cafes. Phillip Walker, who is an Internet Café Association of California member says it is very easy to participate in online gambling this way.

      One Craigslist ad in Bakersfield, California provides online internet cafe gambling to players from their homes. They can collect their winnings using Western Union. Walker says that all you need to do is visit these websites, get an ID, log into the account and then you can have access to online gaming.        However, the FBI has warned players that they should think again before they visit these online gambling websites. The FBI website states that cyber companies and casinos that allow wagering or transferring of money for the purposes of gambling is strictly against the law.

      On the other hand, the rules for online Indian gaming websites and online fantasy sports leagues are not as clear.

Walker says that the laws of online gaming are hazy because there are many different types of online gambling activities – some are chance-based games while others are skill-based games.  

      The city council decided that it would shut down all land-based internet cafes because they were becoming a problem for the community in 2013. Councilman Russell Johnson said that these internet cafes were havens for crime, including loitering, illegal drug sales and even prostitution.

      Councilman Johnson said they had to do something while they were coming up with a more long-term solution.  

      The appellate court of California has already ruled that these online gambling internet cafes are illegal. However, that decision will now be reviewed by the Supreme Court of California. No matter what the Supreme Court’s decision is, it will probably not affect local laws.

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