Bay 101 owners are running scared. The San Jose card club’s current lease is set to expire in a few years and the city has so far opposed the casino’s request to build a larger facility closer to Casino M8trix.
Meanwhile, a state bill that would have allowed the company to move to Milpitas died in committee. Still, Bay 101 owners are hedging their bets, pouring $200,000 into Measure E, which would allow them to take their $8.4 million in yearly tax revenue to Milpitas.
The area isn’t equipped to deal with the big-city problems associated with gambling—especially since Bay 101 wants to expand from 49 to 115 card tables. Bay 101 should remain in San Jose, a city that has experience dealing with cardrooms and a regulatory system already in place.
Vote “no” on Measure E.
For official ballot descriptions of local measures, go to the Registrar of Voters website.