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California Casinos has the latest news on the legal gaming industry and featured analysis for local sports teams. Learn more about the legalization process with Prop 26 and Prop 27 along with the potential impact they can have on California in the upcoming election in November. Enjoy specialty stories involving local sports teams across the Golden State.

Legal News and Analysis

Exclusive interview with Fliff CEO Matt Ricci on California sports betting and more

Exclusive Q&A With Fliff CEO: We Weren’t Rooting Against Prop 27 in CA

November 28, 2022
The resounding failure of Prop 27 in California would seemingly have sent the founders of the Fliff social sports betting and sweepstakes app into a high-five loop. Voter rejection of a proposal to make mobile and online sports betting in California legal would, in theory, have stopped a movement that could have lured away a […]
The FanDuel president said Wednesday that it wasn't always assumed California tribes would oppose online sports betting

FanDuel President: CA Tribes Weren’t Always Anti-Online Sports Betting

November 17, 2022
During a company presentation Wednesday, FanDuel President Christian Genetski claimed the large California tribes who so vehemently fought against Prop 27 weren’t always so opposed to online sports betting in California. “I don’t want to go into too much detail about all the conversations we had along the way,” Genetski said. ” … Suffice it […]
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 […]
California tribal leader says his tribe is "very adamant" about making future sports betting plans

CA Tribal Leader: ‘Very Adamant’ About Making Another Sports Betting Plan

November 11, 2022
The Agua Caliente Tribal Chairman says voters did the right thing after two California sports betting initiatives fail in the 2022 election.
Prop 26 and Prop 27 lost in California. So, who won?

Prop 26 and Prop 27 Lost in California. So … Who Won?

November 8, 2022
California voters rejected both Prop 26 and Prop 27 on Tuesday, rebuking two distinctly different attempts to legalize sports betting in the state. Prop 26 would have allowed for retail sportsbooks at tribal casinos and the state’s four licensed horse racetracks. Prop 27 would have allowed national sports betting companies like BetMGM, DraftKings, or FanDuel […]
California election ballot language for Prop 26, Prop 27

Here’s the Language for Prop 26 and Prop 27 on the California Ballot

November 7, 2022
The 2022 midterms election is tomorrow. For Californians, that means we’ll finally get an answer to the sports betting question: Prop 26 or Prop 27? Or neither? When California voters head to the polls on Nov. 8, they’ll have the option to vote for Prop 26 (in-person sports betting at Indian casinos and horse racetracks), […]

Featured Analysis

The California gambler's guide to Nevada sports betting

The California Gambler’s Guide to Sports Betting in Nevada

November 30, 2022
California legal sports betting is on hold for the foreseeable future after Prop 26 and Prop 27 were both roundly rejected in the Nov. 8 election. That’s the bad news first.  The good news for Golden State residents involves their proximity to Nevada, which is home to the country’s oldest and most established sports betting […]
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 […]
Next steps for California sports betting now that Prop 26 and Prop 27 have failed

After Prop 26, Prop 27 Failure, Inside CA Sports Betting’s Path to 2024

November 9, 2022
It’s been a long time coming, but the inevitable has officially reared its ugly face. After months of confusing advertising and unrealistic promises, the campaigns for Prop 26 and Prop 27 earned an emphatic “No” from California voters Tuesday. Record-setting fundraising for the two campaigns resulted in a net-zero as both California sports betting propositions […]

Industry News

The 909 Food Hall at Yaamava' is a massive sports hub that feels like a sportsbook

The New 909 Food Hall at Yaamava’ Isn’t a Sportsbook, but It’s Close

December 6, 2022
Yaamava' Resort and Casino at San Manuel opens The 909 Food Hall, a one-of-a-kind sports fan destination in Southern California.
The 10 biggest casinos in California

The 10 Biggest Casinos in California – December 2022

December 6, 2022
Currently, California tribal casinos are the only locations CA residents can legally play casino games such as slots and table games. Online casinos aren’t legal in the state. And California card rooms can only offer poker. So you’d better believe these California Indian casinos are popular. In fact, the state’s 66 operating casinos from 63 […]
Global Poker 25 Days of Christmas - guide to monthlong promotion

Global Poker 25 Days of Christmas: Everything You Need to Know

November 30, 2022
Now that California sports betting has been firmly rejected by the state’s voters, chances are more and more California residents seeking online gambling will turn to online poker. And there’s no better option in California than Global Poker. (In fact, there’s no other option. At least not a legal one.) Global poker is a sweepstakes […]
A new California card room may come to Magnolia House Casino site near Sacramento

Sacramento’s Magnolia House Casino May Open New Card Room

November 28, 2022
A new card room could be coming to California. Or, perhaps just a rebranded card room at a familiar site. Epoch Casino Inc. has filed with the state for a license to sell alcohol at the Magnolia House Casino site in Rancho Cordova, just east of Sacramento. The license application, which was filed Nov. 16 […]
Mechoopda casino to be done by some time "in late 2023"

Mechoopda Tribe Hopes Temporary Casino Will Be Ready By ‘Late 2023’

November 21, 2022
The Mechoopda Indian Tribe of Chico Rancheria hopes its temporary casino will be ready for guests by “some time in late 2023.” That’s according to Doug Elmets, a spokesperson for the tribe, who spoke with California Casinos over the phone. “Construction is underway,” Elmets said. “And it is initially going to be a temporary structure. And the […]
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in CA will host a new Bally poker TV series

New Poker TV Series to Be Filmed at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in CA

November 16, 2022
Already a poker star on YouTube, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino in Bell Gardens, California, will now be the setting for a poker TV series. Bally Sports will broadcast a new show, called “Bally’s Big Bet Poker,” that expands on its already wildly popular YouTube series, “Live At The Bike.” New episodes will air Fridays […]

CA Sports Teams

Rickey Henderson made our Oakland A's all-time team. Who else?

Here’s Our Oakland A’s All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

October 7, 2022
When Oakland A’s owner Charlie Finley sold his team in 1980, he said, “No one loved owning a baseball team as much as me or was hated by so many in the game.” Finley was bombastic, cheap, and a born showman. He once suggested MLB use orange baseballs, and he advocated for free substitution like […]
Nolan Ryan made our Angels all-time team. Who else?

Here’s Our Los Angeles Angels All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

October 6, 2022
So you think the Angels are the other team in Los Angeles? The little brother to the Dodgers? That may be true when you count up pennants and World Series titles. That may even be true when you line up the legends who wore the Dodger Blue and those few who have been in the […]
Who made our San Diego Padres all-time roster?

Here’s Our San Diego Padres All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

September 26, 2022
The San Diego Padres have hit middle age, the stage where many men are buying convertibles and doing the combover. Maybe the franchise, founded in 1969, needs vanity like that: The Padres are still seeking their first World Series championship. At least the weather’s great, right? Losing in San Diego is better than winning in […]
Willie Mays headlines our San Francisco Giants all-time team

Here’s Our San Francisco Giants All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

September 22, 2022
When team owner Horace Stoneham announced the move of his New York Giants to San Francisco for the 1958 season, he pleaded financial distress. “If I can’t keep the lights on, how can the boys play ball?” Stoneham asked. Under the pressure of declining attendance and faced with a ballpark (the Polo Grounds in Manhattan) […]
10 greatest California sports teams of all time

Ranking the 10 Greatest California Sports Teams of All Time — College and Pro

September 19, 2022
In a society where there is just too much consensus, this list is crafted to make you argue, California. Express your differences, for once. California is home to scores of professional and college teams that have risen to their respective pinnacles since USC beat Loyola Marymount, 40-0, in the first college football game in the […]
Presenting our Los Angeles Dodgers all-time team

Here’s Our Los Angeles Dodgers All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

September 12, 2022
When the Brooklyn Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles before the 1958 season, it broke the hearts of many baseball fans in New York. But that heartbreak has all but disappeared, and the franchise feels as much a part of LA as the Hollywood sign, palm trees, and hopeful actors working as baristas. The Dodgers […]

Sports Analysis

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 […]
Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen were part of the Rams Fearsome Foursome that changed the NFL and the way pro athletes are viewed

How the Rams’ Fearsome Foursome Changed the Way We View Pro Athletes

November 16, 2022
What’s better than being a famous athlete? Being a famous athlete in Los Angeles. The proximity of Hollywood opens the lid to a treasure chest of opportunity for celebrities in Southern California. That opportunity was not wasted on Rosy Grier and his multi-talented teammates who comprised arguably the NFL’s greatest defensive line in the 1960s […]

Report: Most & Least Expensive NBA Arenas to See a Game

November 16, 2022
Watching basketball at home or at a bar is an experience, but there’s nothing like watching a slam dunk in person or hearing a crowd of thousands cheer on their favorite NBA team. However, going to a sports game comes at a price, and it’s not always cheap. Our new report uses data to determine […]
Don Coryell and the Chargers' Air Coryell offense changed the NFL

How the Chargers’ Air Coryell Passing Attack Changed the NFL

November 7, 2022
So you like modern football, with the quick, precision passing, well-orchestrated TDs through the air, and quarterbacks firing for 4,000-plus yards a year? Love perfect crossing routes and multiple downfield targets? Thrilled by 55-yard touchdown strikes? If so, each Sunday you should thank Air Coryell. What is Air Coryell? A defunct airline? An old Nike […]
Is the Oakland A's all-time team the best among California MLB teams?

Which California MLB All-Time Team Would Win the Most Games?

October 25, 2022
Over the past few months, we’ve published all-time team articles for the five MLB franchises in California: the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, and Oakland A’s. In those articles, we selected the best players in the history of those baseball teams while they’ve been in California. Three of […]