Charities In Last Ditch Fight After California Appeal Court Decision

Charitable bingo parlours in California are preparing last gasp legal motions to stay in business after a federal appeals court threw out a lower court order barring the state from shutting them down.The case of the small bingo operations, concentrated mostly near the capital city of Sacramento, has been a closely watched legal test.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a new law SB 1369 officially prohibiting charities from using casino-style electronic bingo machines. The charity groups continued operating under a court order after the law went into effect 1 January.

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