Monday, November 29, 2004 "Casino fund-raisers walk a fine line

By Jeffrey M. Barker
Record Staff Writer
Published Monday, November 29, 2004
STOCKTON -- Las Vegas-themed parties are commonplace -- with rented card tables, dealers wearing bow ties and vests, and sometimes mock slot machines.
Civic organizations throw them. Nonprofits often organize them as fund-raisers. People have them in their homes for an entertaining twist on a routine cocktail or birthday party. But often such events are illegal, and the participants are likely unaware.

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