Why Gambling Can’t Really Lose in California

Indian Tribes and Online Gaming Companies Have Two Big Measures on the Ballot—But They’ve Already Hit the Jackpot

You can’t miss the brand-new casino on Highway 99 in the southern Sacramento suburb of Elk Grove. It’s the size of a Costco, with the look of a new mall, next door to a still-under-construction hotel and spa.

And above the structure’s large entry doors bright blue signs declare, “Sky’s the Limit!”

That might seem like mere marketing, a sunny pun on the casino’s name, Sky River. But it actually describes the stark reality of gambling across California today: There aren’t many limits on the action.

Back in 2000, when state voters approved …

Hospitalizing Asian Gamblers and Scratching My Car

The Casino Buses of San Gabriel Are Dangerous Nuisances. They’re Also a Reminder Of How Unaware We’re Becoming Of Our Own Communities.

I was in the city of San Gabriel parking on Valley Boulevard, the 42nd Street of Chinese-American commerce, when a man missing a lot of teeth walked over to me. …