Amid investigation, Gold Rush gets extension |

Amid investigation, Gold Rush gets extension

Nevada County’s only legal card room, the Gold Rush Casino and Gambling Parlor, will remain open on a temporary gaming license at least through April 30, while an ongoing investigation into the Grass Valley card room continues.

During a meeting of the state Gambling Control Commission this afternoon., which was not attended by Sue Barrows, the owner of the Grass Valley establishment, the commission ruled that the Gold Rush may remain open, but with several restrictions while the state Department of Justice continues an ongoing investigation.

The meeting also brought forth news that Barrows, who was represented at the Sacramento meeting by an attorney, plans to sell the Cal-Pac Sonoma LLC, which owns the 101 Casino in Petaluma.

The extension approved by the commission Thursday was on a temporary license that was originally granted in late September, following a forced 44-day closure for applying for a gambling license renewal 120 days late.

That temporary license was to expire Jan. 31.

For more on this story, see Friday’s edition of The Union.

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