About the Author

Brant James

Brant James is a Senior Contributor with California Casinos, canvassing events and trends in the gambling industry. He has covered the American sports betting industry in the United States since before professional sports teams even knew what an official gaming partnership entailed. Before focusing on the gambling industry, James was a nationally acclaimed motorsports writer and a long-time member of the National Hockey League media corps, formerly writing for USA Today, ESPN, SI.com and the Tampa Bay Times.

JefeBet Wants to Be Top Sports Betting, Online Casino Site for CA Latinos

August 9, 2022 | By: Brant James

More than 39 million people reside in California. About 40% of those are Latino. Roughly 70% of those are projected to be 21 or older by 2030, according to a recent California legislative study. That’s a lot of potential legal bettors. And to Seth Young and Seth Schorr, that’s a lot of underserved potential customers. […]

NAACP Sues for ‘Deceptive’ Use of Its Name in No on Prop 26 Ballot Materials

August 3, 2022 | By: Brant James

The California-Hawaii State Conference of the NAACP has filed suit in Sacramento Superior Court to remove what it calls “deceptive and inappropriate use of its name” from a ballot argument urging voters against California sports betting Prop 26. The NAACP supports the measure, which would legalize retail sports betting at California tribal casinos only. Prop […]

Ranking the Best Big Ten Gambling Road Trips for USC and UCLA Fans

July 28, 2022 | By: Brant James

Joining the Big Ten Conference gives the fanbases of USC and UCLA an excuse to go see some lead-gray skies and feel the bliss of wet snow soaking through their hoodies. If they’re into that type of thing. It also affords Trojans and Bruins alumni the chance to experience the full array of sports betting […]