About the Author

Chris Kudialis

Chris Kudialis has an extensive sports and political reporting background that includes in-person coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, as well as the U.S. Presidential Election, FIFA World Cup, FIBA Basketball World Cup, Ryder Cup, golf's U.S. Open, PGA Championship and the British Open. He's written for major media outlets across the United States and abroad, and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese fluently. He majored in Spanish at the University of Michigan and recently earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

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

November 9, 2022 | By: Chris Kudialis

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 […]

‘Monumental for Us’: CA Horse Racetracks on Prop 26, Sportsbook Plans

November 7, 2022 | By: Chris Kudialis

Even California horse racetracks are skeptical that voters will approve of California sports betting and pass Prop 26 and Prop 27. But that hasn’t stopped them from at least planning ahead.  Prop 26 would allow for in-person sports betting at tribal casinos and California’s four licensed horse racetracks. The state’s four racetracks covered in Prop […]

Just How Much Can LA Times Affect California Sports Betting Election?

September 26, 2022 | By: Chris Kudialis

California’s most influential newspaper shared its opinion this month on Prop 26 and Prop 27 – a pair of initiatives that have sports bettors’ attention in California and across the country. The Los Angeles Times’ verdict on Prop 26 and Prop 27? A resounding “no.” And the paper, which has a daily readership of 1.4 […]