A Janzen Beach mini-casino of sorts has gotten the attention of Oregon Lottery officials. Chuck Bauman with Lottery says owners of the 12 establishments are following the rules, operating no more than six video poker machines in each business. But a few of the businesses share the same owners and are practically identical to the ones next door. Some neighbors say the concentration of video poker machines violates the State's restrictions on private casinos and attracts crime. The Commission will consider the proximity of the shops.
Much of the Jantzen Beach Lottery retailers' business comes from Washington where video poker is not offered outside of casinos.