Grover Beach’s only gaming hall will soon be able to have more card tables, less liquor and longer hours.
On Monday, the City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would increase the number of card tables allowed within city limits from seven to nine, and within a single establishment from four to six. Mayor Pro Tem Karen Bright was absent due to illness.
The ordinance will also allow gaming rooms to operate 24 hours a day and remove the requirement for a liquor license at the establishment.
There is currently only one gaming hall in Grover Beach: Central Coast Casino, with four licensed card tables.
Under the new ordinance, Central Coast Casino will be able to license two more tables, though owner David Stearns says he won’t be making any big additions or changes any time soon.
The new ordinance will take effect Sept. 18.