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Sports Betting

NHL star Kane says he borrowed $50M in 5 years to gamble

Evander Kane Says He Borrowed $50 Million To Feed Gambling Habit

March 28, 2023
The former San Jose Shark has liabilities of more than $26 million, which is why he filed for bankruptcy in 2021.
Casinos perfect for watching California teams in March Madness

Watch Your Favorite March Madness Teams At California Casinos

March 13, 2023
Casinos perfect for watching California teams in March Madness, as five men's teams and four women's teams from California will compete.
Handicapping holiday weekend of horse racing at Santa Anita Park, from

Handicapping the Holiday Horse Betting Weekend at Santa Anita Park

February 16, 2023
California gamblers can embrace a four-day holiday weekend horse-racing package at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia. The lineup includes a Friday card with seven races, followed by nine-race programs and a $100,000 stakes race Saturday through Monday. California horse race betting enthusiasts also can play the popular Coast to Coast Pick 5 in the $1 […]
Handicapping the Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita Park, from

Handicapping the $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita Park

February 9, 2023
Santa Anita Park bettors will observe two significant trends before the Friday-Sunday cards at the Arcadia oval, just north of Los Angeles. Speed has returned. Frontrunners are again doing well as the track has appeared to drain from the rain deluge of December and January. That’s a handicapping tool bettors will put into their assessments. […]
How to legally bet on Super Bowl 57 in California, from

How to Legally Bet on Super Bowl 57 in California

February 8, 2023
Despite not having legal sports wagering, people in California can still bet on Super Bowl LVII. And here's how.
Fliff Super Bowl same game parlay picks, from

Our 5-Leg Fliff Same Game Parlay for Super Bowl 57

February 8, 2023
Ready for Super Bowl 57? If you’re in California, are you ready to legally bet on Super Bowl 57? You can. Yes, you can. If you still haven’t heard of it, allow us to introduce you to Fliff. It’s a free social sportsbook that uses the promotional sweepstakes model to remain 100% legal in California. […]

Casinos and Poker

New California cardroom moratorium effort emerges

New California Cardroom Moratorium Bill Aims For Measured Expansion

March 21, 2023
California State Assembly member James Ramos introduced AB 341 on Jan. 30. The measure would create a moratorium until 2043.
Pechanga Casino winner's premonition pays off

Psychic Wins $112k Slots Jackpot At Pechanga Resort Casino

March 7, 2023
Nineveh Cannavino won $112,101.73 playing the Happy Lantern Lightning Link progressive slot machine at Pechanga last month.
New Sonoma County casino approved

Dry Creek Rancheria Gets Approval to Build New Casino in Sonoma County

March 3, 2023
A new casino is coming to California wine country. While the construction timeline is still up in the air, the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians received long-awaited approval from the county’s Board of Supervisors to build a tribal casino resort in Sonoma County. The new California casino will be located on the site […]
Funzpoints releases new online casino slots game: Zombies Go Home, from

Funzpoints Releases New Online Slots Game: Zombies Go Home

February 22, 2023
Funzpoints now has 71 online slots games for California players after releasing its most recent title this week. Zombies Go Home is a standard five-reel online slot game with 20 winning lines and a minimum play of 20 Standard Points or 20 Premium Points. It features a colorful play area with moving zombie silhouettes on a dark, moonlit-night […]
Play Global Poker Grizzly Games VI After Party promo for SC prizes, from

Play Global Poker’s Grizzly Games VI After Party for SC Prizes

February 21, 2023
Global Poker is offering a week-long promo with Sweeps Coin and Gold Coin prizes, plus increased daily login bonuses. The Grizzly Games VI After Party promo comes after, you guessed it, the Grizzly Games VI tournament. It runs Feb. 20-26, and it features slots game challenges, table game challenges, and discounted purchase offers. In addition […]
2 LA card rooms could be temporarily closed if they don't pay their state fees, from

Two Los Angeles Card Rooms Could Be Temporarily Closed

February 21, 2023
Two notable card rooms in Los Angeles could be temporarily closed until they pay annual fees to the state government. That’s according to the agenda for this Thursday’s meeting of the California Gambling Control Commission, which will determine whether to temporary shutter Hustler Casino, Larry Flynt’s Lucky Lady Casino, and 10 other poker rooms until up to […]

Sports Originals

How San Diego changed the Super Bowl experience 35 years ago, from

How San Diego Changed the Super Bowl Experience 35 Years Ago

February 8, 2023
Visitors to San Diego enjoy the downtown and Gaslamp Quarter. Both amenities make the downtown area a joy for locals and tourists. San Diego also frequently tops list of best places to live or vacation in the US. But here’s a little-known fact: Many of the great attractions in San Diego wouldn’t exist if it […]
Ranking the 9 Super Bowl-winning California NFL teams

Ranking the 9 Super Bowl-Winning California NFL Teams

November 22, 2022
The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, a state that takes pride in being bigger and better. But when it comes to Super Bowl champions, California is supreme. Nine California-based teams have won the Super Bowl, the most for any state. The Super Bowl has a tight bond with the Golden State: The […]
Ranking the 14 California MLB World Series-winning teams

Ranking the 14 World Series-Winning California MLB Teams

November 21, 2022
Some day when “The Big One” tears California from North America and sends it hurtling into the Pacific Ocean, all that may be left of “The Left Coast” could be a few letters from a famous sign (“HO WOO” everybody!), buoyant surfboards, and a few shiny World Series trophies. Good riddance, high rent districts in […]

Featured Analysis

Final CA 2022 election results are in, so how did counties vote for Prop 26, Prop 27?

Final CA 2022 Election Results: These Counties Hated Prop 26, Prop 27 Most

December 19, 2022
California certified its 2022 election results last Friday. So, we’ve known for a long time that the two California sports betting measures, Prop 26 and Prop 27, lost in landslides. Now, we can detail exactly how miserably they lost, and break it down by county. Ready? Let’s dive into the epic election failures of Prop […]
Here's what a sports betting compromise between California tribes and sportsbooks could look like in 2024

Dissecting the Ways CA Tribes, Sportsbooks Could Compromise in 2024

November 15, 2022
A legislative compromise could be the next incarnation of California’s attempt to legalize sports betting. That does not mean that the gambling tribes and private sportsbook companies will harmoniously come together. Instead, a California legislator — or a group of them — could act as go-betweens to forge a compromise initiative that both groups can […]
Prop 26 spokesperson doubts tribes would back a legislative California sports betting prop in 2024

Expert Doubts CA Tribes Would Back Legislative Sports Betting Prop in 2024

November 14, 2022
The dust is still settling on Tuesday’s $450 million ballot race for sports betting in California. Prop 26 and Prop 27 both lost in landslides. And tribes behind the Prop 26 in-person sports betting measure are generally OK with it.  Tribes see their loss as a win.  “Tribes made clear that defeating Prop 27 was […]