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Celebrating 18 Years!
  Volume 19, Number 2 • February 2020
Théon Banos Cross
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Readers are recommended to make appropriate inquiries before wagering any sum in relation to any ad, article, or feature published herein. The Gaming Guide shall not be liable to any person for loss or damage incurred or suffered as a result of his/her accepting, offering to accept or following any invitation or advice contained in any ad, article or feature published herein.
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Let’s Play a Game of 20 Questions
                             1. Do you lose time from work due to gambling?
2. Is gambling making your home life unhappy?
3. Is gambling affecting your reputation?
4. Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
5. Do you ever gamble to get money in order to pay debts or to otherwise solve financial difficulties?
6. Does gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
7. After losing, do you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
8. After a win, do you have a strong urge to return and win more?
9. Do you often gamble until your last dollar is gone?
10. Do you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
11. Have you ever sold any real or personal property to finance gambling?
12. Are you reluctant to use “gambling money” for normal expenditures?
13. Does gambling make you careless of the welfare of your family?
14. Do you ever gamble longer than you planned?
15. Do you ever gamble to escape worry or trouble?
16. Have you ever considered committing an illegal act to finance gambling?
17. Does gambling cause you difficulty in sleeping?
18. Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
19. Do you have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
20. Have you ever considered an act of self-destruction as a result of your gambling?
A statewide, non-profit organization helping people affected by
problem gambling
41743 Enterprise Circle N., Ste. 202 Temecula, CA 92590 Phone: (714) 765-5804
Fax: (951) 266-0072
 If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, gambling may not be just a game for you. Please call 1-800-GAMBLER, text “SUPPORT” to 53342, or chat at for help.
We’re celebrating 18 years’ publishing the Southern California Gaming GuideTM this month. Since February 2002, we’ve delivered casino and slot news to Southern California casino players and reported on over $2 billion worth of jackpots and thousands of winners. If you’re new to the
Southern California Gaming GuideTM, here’s our brief history.
In 2001, there was an information void about events at Southern California casinos. You could have
seen or heard a tv or radio commercial, or tried dialing up on your modem 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 Native American lands, and within that short time, Southern California had 15 operating casinos.
First published as The San Diego Gaming GuideTM, it included 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 Native American casinos, and renamed the Southern California Gaming GuideTM. Since then, it is Southern California’s only casino player publication, with an estimated monthly readership of over half a million people in 2019.
Much has changed in the Southern California casino world since 2002, when there were 15 casinos and only 4 were casino resorts. Now in 2020, there are 24 casinos and 14 are casino resorts.
Thank you for making the Southern California Gaming Guide your go-to casino guide. Of course, we are grateful, indeed, for all our advertisers throughout the years. Some have even been with us all 18 years! They enable us to keep the Southern California Gaming Guide free to you, our appreciated readers. Take a
look at past issues, arranged by year, online at in easy-to-read flipbooks. Meanwhile, always keep your casino experience entertaining. Keep your play fun, and wager wisely at
the casinos.
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