Why are card clubs legal in California?

I thought casino gambling was illegal except on Indian reservations. But clubs like Garden City and Bay 101 exist in San Jose. How are they not "Las Vegas style" casinos? If they don't take a percentage of the pot then how do they generate revenue?

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  • B SIDE
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Games in cardrooms are not 'banked' by the house, but rather by players and/or independent corporations. The house usually then charges a commission on each game/hand to cover the costs of operation and (hopefully) turn themselves a profit. Naturally this is an evolution of 'poker rooms' where each pot is 'raked' for a few percent- other games of chance in these cardrooms are often based on vegas style games, but are modified to give the other players an option to be 'banker', and to make them just different enough to escape legislation specifically prohibiting games like '21'.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    1) while you don't smoke it yourself it can still be in your system so therefore you can pop positive on a drug test 2) The Federal Government and most states do not recognize the cannibus club card as legal so he can be busted with it. And if you are stationed in a foreign country it can be even more illegal. 3) He cannot have weed in his possession at all while on Federal Government property so he cannot live in housing, be on base if he has it.

  • 1 decade ago

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