About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is a writer and contributor for California Casinos with plenty of experience under his belt. Dan has written three books about sports and previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. Currently, Dan is residing in Michigan with his family.

Ranking the 9 Super Bowl-Winning California NFL Teams

November 22, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

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 World Series-Winning California MLB Teams

November 21, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

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 […]

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

November 16, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

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 […]

How the Chargers’ Air Coryell Passing Attack Changed the NFL

November 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

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 […]

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

October 25, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

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 […]

These CA Tribes Have Sports Partnerships That Could Be Key If Prop 26 Passes

October 21, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Los Angeles Clippers have made Pechanga Resort Casino an exclusive tribal casino of the NBA team. The multi-year agreement follows similar arrangements between Pechanga Resort Casino and the Lakers, Rams, Chargers, Angels, SoFi Stadium, USC athletics, and Santa Anita Park. Pechanga Resort Casino is located in Temecula, about 80 miles southeast of the Los […]

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

October 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

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 […]

Newest Target for Prop 26 Attack Ads? California Card Rooms

October 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

In a second salvo of attack ads, the Prop 26 campaign has released advertisements that paint California card room casino operators in an unflattering light. Previously, Yes on 26/No on 27 has concentrated its venom on large out-of-state sports betting companies that support Prop 27. This latest tactic signals an untrammeled effort to target groups […]

Full List of California Tribes That Support Prop 26 and Prop 27

October 7, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

In the California sports betting battle, supporters of Prop 26 have preached that the vast majority of California tribes support Prop 26 and oppose Prop 27. That’s no surprise. Prop 26 would allow sports betting only in-person at California Indian casinos and the state’s horse racetracks. Prop 27, meanwhile, would allow online sports betting and eat at […]