Ed Shikada

Casino M8trix in the Crosshairs

The state attorney general accused Casino M8trix of hiding $119 million to avoid paying city taxes and making contributions to gambling addiction programs.

Casino M8trix owners are accused of operating a $119 million shell game to hide profits. While the key players have clammed up, there is an election at hand and political points to be won and lost.

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Casino M8trix Calls off Lawsuit against City

Casino M8trix could have gaming on its top floor within a few months.

The nearly two-year standoff between the city of San Jose and owners of Casino M8trix may finally be coming to an end. On Monday, owners of the Tetris-adorned tower and card club filed papers to pull their lawsuit over several disputes—mainly the city’s rejection of gaming on the top/eighth floor. Sean Kali-Rai, a lobbyist for the card club, said he met City Manager Ed Shikada last week for coffee and had his “first meaningful interaction” with a city official in six months.

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