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March 9, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A gambling ring that placed illegal video slot machines in Vietnamese neighborhoods in Orange and Los Angeles counties was planning to expand its operations into Vietnamese neighborhoods in San Jose, police said. Records seized in a police raid indicate that the ring had identified about 15 Vietnamese-owned video stores, billiard halls and cafes in San Jose, Los Angeles and Westminster, police investigators said.
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October 26, 1991 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Owners of the Los Alamitos Race Track have unveiled plans to set up a card club with legalized gambling at the race course. In an informal presentation to the Cypress Chamber of Commerce last week, Lloyd Arnold, one of the race course owners, made public his proposal to convert 15 acres of land along Katella Avenue into the casino, city officials said Friday. The race track is in the city of Cypress.
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January 29, 1997 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fearing financial harm to the community, city officials have decided to fight a statewide initiative that would make the racetracks in Cypress and four other cities into legal gambling casinos. Backers of the California Gambling, Regulation and Taxation Amendment are seeking 693,230 signatures of registered voters by May 16, hoping to qualify the measure for the June 2, 1998, statewide ballot.
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June 9, 1993 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County voters dealt the casino industry a losing hand at the polls Tuesday, rejecting multimillion-dollar proposals in both Cypress and Stanton to bring card clubs back to the county after an absence of more than a dozen years.
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December 2, 1993 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The backers of a 200-table card club proposal said Wednesday that they were stunned by the City Council's rejection of their plan, but that they were not yet ready to abandon it. "It was a surprise," said James Trow, president of Southland Entertainment Properties, the investment group behind the proposal. "We're reviewing our options." He said the group might make another pitch to the council or take the issue to a city referendum. "I wouldn't rule any option out at this point," he said.
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June 5, 1992
A Garden Grove man has been arrested on suspicion of running a gambling operation that netted about $750,000 weekly, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials announced. Capping a six-month investigation, sheriff's deputies arrested Bill Kennedy, 33, on suspicion of conspiracy to distribute slot machines.
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August 9, 1991 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police say they have uncovered a private lottery, operated from a grocery store, which netted up to $40,000 a day and was based on the California lottery--but with a twist. According to investigators, workers at the An Dong Supermarket, where the owner and three others were arrested Wednesday, sold handwritten tickets for twice-weekly games. But customers could buy as many numbers as they chose, spending any amount per number.
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August 10, 1991 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local and state investigators said Friday that a private lottery raided this week, which allegedly netted up to $80,000 a week, may be only a fraction of the illegal gaming operations in Orange County's Southeast Asian community. But police are hampered in their investigations of the games by the community's reluctance to cooperate with police, they say. Too often, police run into the "language barrier" and victims who refuse to talk, Garden Grove Police Lt. Kevin Raney said.
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February 24, 1993 | Dana Parsons
San Clemente has money problems, so it cans the Police Department. Cypress has money problems, so it flirts with the idea of a gambling parlor. San Clemente says none of its cops will lose their jobs. Not to worry. Even if they do, I can think of a town that may be hiring some extra police if a certain card-club initiative passes. Come June, Cypress voters will decide if they want a round-the-clock gambling hall.
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