California: Ace & Vine files for increase in simultaneous table game limit

November 27, 2023
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Its cardroom currently has a nine-table limit.

California’s Ace & Vine cardroom in the Napa Valley has requested that the city allow it to use more of its 12 gaming tables simultaneously, according to a local report in the Napa Valley Register.

The destination recently filed an application with the city, which was submitted by representative Mike LeBlanc of Polvora Inc.

Ace & Vine gained approval from the Napa City Council for its 12-table card room in 2021 after the location opened. However, the permit only allowed simultaneous use for nine of the tables.

Ace & Vine is asking that the number be increased to 11. The venue decided to make the request due to a change in California law, according to the local report.

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed Assembly Bill 341 into law, which raised the limit for cardrooms operating fewer than 20 tables. Those locations can now add an additional two tables for simultaneous use right away.

These cardrooms also have the option to “increase the amount of tables by two and then by up to two more tables every subsequent four years, not to exceed 10 additional tables,” according to the new law.

Ace & Vine has not listed any expansion plans for its cardroom on the application and has not proposed any modifications to its restaurant or bar. The venue’s casino offers several card games, including three-card poker, baccarat, Texas hold ‘em and California blackjack.

Ace & Vine’s casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In other state news, the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) recently launched a new website, HowToExclude.org. The site is the first in the state to provide a comprehensive list of self-exclusion programs offered by almost all casinos in California on one domain.

HowToExclude.org also includes information on how to enroll in self-exclusion programs, as well as access to support services and resources that aid in overcoming program gambling.

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