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4 February Gaming News
Find out where you can celebrate The Big Game, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day with
fantastic casino fun.
16 Jackpot!
Readers tell us they love to see who’s winning what and where. Check out lots of past and
current big winners at featured Southern California casinos.
20 Lunar New Year Casino Celebrations: Lucky Year of the Pig
Make the Lunar New Year your lucky time with cash giveaways, hot seats, and lucky red
envelope cash giveaways.
25 Tax Tips for the Casino Winner
Casino player Alex Winters offers his suggestions for keeping more of your winnings.
  At the Casinos
2 The Don’t Miss List
10 Table Games & Slot Tournaments
24 Bingo Calendar
26 Players Club Promotions
28 Poker Plays
29 Entertainment Calendar
31 Big Winners!
Casino News
4 From the Publisher
14 Extra Casino Values
18 Featured Casinos Directory
22 Southern California Casino Directory
Getting to the Casinos
8 Casino Shuttle Bus Schedules
21 Featured Casino Driving Directions
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San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Imperial and Ventura Counties.
                         Celebrating 17 Years!
 In 2001 there was an information void about events at Southern California casinos. You may have seen or heard a tv or radio commercial, or tried dialing up to find news on the Internet. But not until February 2002, when the first issue of the Gaming GuideTM was published, did anyone have any idea of the incredible amenities and fantastic play that awaited Southern California casino guests. Two years prior, in March 2000, California voters had passed Proposition 1a that amended the California Constitution to allow casino-style gaming on Indian lands, and within that short time, Southern California had 15 operating casinos.
First published as The San Diego Gaming GuideTM, it had San Diego County casino listings, slot, poker, and bingo news, players club promotions, big winners, and lots more. Eight issues later, in August 2002, due to overwhelming reader and advertiser requests, The San Diego Gaming Guide was expanded to include all Southern California Indian casinos, and renamed the Southern California Gaming GuideTM. Since then, it is Southern California’s only casino player publication, with an estimated readership in 2018 of over 500,000 monthly.
From the beginning, the goal has been to promote fun and responsible gaming. Over the past 204 issues, we’ve reported close to $2 billion in jackpot winnings, detailed numerous Southern California casino openings and expansions, introduced hundreds
of new slots, and delivered casino news to millions of casino player readers.
Since 2003, we’ve delivered the results of the annual Reader’s Choice polls. Every year, readers have a chance to voice their choices in two separate ballots for Southern California’s Best Casinos and Best Slots in the annual Reader’s Choice Best Casinos Awards and Reader’s Choice Best Slots Awards.
Much has changed in the Southern California casino world since 2002, when there were 15 casinos and only 4 were casino resorts. Now in 2018, there are 24 casinos and 13 are casino resorts, with 2 casinos slated to become resorts within the next few months.
Ever since the first issue in February 2002, the Southern California Gaming Guide has always been online, as a digital publication, along with archived past issues from 2002., features all California Indian casinos, in addition to Southern California casinos, along with maps and directions. There are special sections including daily casino promotion calendars, poker and bingo calendars, plus much more. Take a tour online to see any or all past issues.
Thank you for helping the Southern California Gaming Guide reach this 17-year milestone. Without our readers and advertisers we wouldn’t be here!
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