Los Angeles Times

California card club owners fear new gambling regulations could force them to fold on blackjack-type games

A single mother, Carolyn Uzeta worked her way up over 18 years from cocktail waitress at the Gardens Casino in Hawaiian Gardens to the card club's manager of training and development.

"I saw gaming as something I could be good at," Uzeta said as she dealt cards for blackjack poker, a variation on the traditional game of 21. "So, I practiced and I practiced and I practiced."

But Uzeta and card club workers across the state may have to practice something different or even find new work if California gambling regulators follow through with new restrictions on some of the clubs' most popular table games.

The state Bureau of Gambling Control is holding public workshops on new card club regulations but has provided no details on what changes might

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