About Chris Gerlacher
Christopher Gerlacher got his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder with dual emphases in entrepreneurship and human resources. He applied his love for writing with his education in entrepreneurship to launch his writing career. Currently, he writes for Gaming Today, Toronto Sports Media, and a family of other sports betting sites. He enjoys focusing on startups and new ideas that are trying to gain traction within the gambling industry. Recently, he has begun a series of political articles for bettors interested in betting on election outcomes on PredictIt. These articles apply political theory and history to give readers the tools to improve their betting systems and predictions on PredictIt.
Outside the gambling industry, he has been published in The Daily Camera and Free Inquiry. His first op-ed in the Daily Camera criticized CU Boulder for the high rates of sexual violence on campus reported in its 2015 sexual misconduct survey. Shortly before graduation, he wrote a follow up op-ed criticizing the lack of action on the survey’s findings. His work in Free Inquiry grapples with issues of moral, philosophical, and spiritual complexity.
Despite growing up in Dallas, his favorite teams are the Broncos and the Rockies. Although, his most of his adopted teams have been struggling, the Avs have been a bright spot in Colorado’s sports scene.
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The Koi Nation has released plans to build a casino resort on what it claims are its ancestral lands in Sonoma, California. Shiloh Resort & Casino would have 2,500 Class III gambling machines and employ 1,100 full-time employees. It would also have a 200-room hotel, six restaurants, and a spa. This project’s announcement has no impact […]
On Jan. 30, California Assemblymember James Ramos introduced a bill that would place a ban on new gambling licenses until Jan. 1, 2043. The bill, AG 341, is meant to prevent more California card room casinos, or poker rooms, from opening. Ramos’ bill is a direct response to the previous card room moratorium ending Jan. […]
Things can be a little confusing when it comes to how many Indian casinos are in California. As of September 2022, the California Gambling Control Commission listed 67 casinos in California. However, one of those listed casinos — Sho-Ka-Wah Casino — is permanently closed. So, the most accurate tally is 66. But that’s only counting […]
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 […]
With Prop 26 and Prop 27 failing in the 2022 election, California will miss out on up to $500 million in new tax revenue. Both California sports betting initiatives had been polling poorly leading up to the midterm elections. Neither were expected to pass. The main arguments in favor of sports betting legalization were that […]
Recent polls have shown shrinking support for the two California sports betting initiatives. A Public Policy Institute of California poll released in October 2022 found that 36% of likely voters would vote for Prop 26. Only 26% would vote for Prop 27. And those aren’t the only numbers forecasting failure for Prop 26 and Prop […]
So … Prop 27 needs a miracle to pass in California. This week, a Public Policy Institute of California poll showed both CA sports betting ballot initiatives have poor chances of passing. Of the survey’s 1,111 likely California voter respondents, only 34% planned to vote yes on Prop 26 (in-person sports betting) and just 26% […]
In states that have legalized online sports betting, local casinos will launch their own online sportsbooks. However, these homegrown sportsbooks are often overlooked in their markets. Big brands like DraftKings and FanDuel capture the most market share in the states where they’re legal. The Sports Betting Business Journal reports that 97% of sports betting handle […]
Prop 26 and Prop 27 may have sabotaged both their chances of passing. They’ve spent so much ad time attacking each other that they’ve forgotten to tell the voters what they stand for. That would mean at least a two-year delay until 2024 for another chance to legalize California sports betting. So, if the campaigns […]