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.

Shohei Ohtani AL MVP Odds: Angels Might Just Be Too Bad This Year

August 17, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes
Shohei Ohtani AL MVP odds are available at sportsbooks throughout the US. The Japanese-born superstar is trying to become the first repeat MVP winner since 2013, when Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera accomplished it. As a stellar starting pitcher and slugger at the plate, Ohtani has not one, but two ways to wow MVP voters. [...]

San Diego Padres World Series Odds: Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension Is Bad News

August 17, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes
San Diego Padres World Series odds are up on all major US sportsbooks. While they aren’t seen as no-doubt contenders like the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros the Padres are perhaps the most intriguing team in that next echelon of MLB World Series hopefuls. The best Padres World Series odds come from Caesars Sportsbook, [...]

Prop 27 Could Launch CA Online Sports Betting By September 2023

August 11, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

If Prop 27 passes this November, legal online sports betting could be live in California by September 2023. That’s according to Anita Lee, the principal fiscal and policy analyst for the California Department of Justice, who spoke at a joint hearing of the California Assembly and Senate Governmental Organization committees on Wednesday. The two California […]

DraftKings Is ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Prop 27 Will Pass in California

August 5, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

An influential supporter of Prop 27 is “cautiously optimistic” that California voters will pass the measure in November, allowing mobile sportsbooks to operate in what should be a massive CA sports betting market. DraftKings sent out a press release Friday that focused on revenue statements for the second quarter of 2022. But the release also addressed […]

Fact-Checking Latest Prop 26, Prop 27 Attack Ads in CA Sports Betting Battle

August 4, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

In recent weeks, the latest blows were traded in the fight for California sports betting supremacy. Prop 26 and Prop 27 each released negative ads targeted toward one another. They were the newest pieces of advertising campaigns that have dominated California airwaves and totaled up to $218 million in spending. Those ads are becoming increasingly vitriolic. […]

Origin Stories of the Lakers, Dodgers, Rams, Clippers Team Names

August 2, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

Probably no other city in America has more peculiar origin stories for its sports teams than Los Angeles. Sure, the City of Angels has the Angels … but they’re in Anaheim, situated in an entirely different county. Why are the Lakers not the Pacifics? And just exactly what are the LA Dodgers trying to “dodge”? […]

Major California Newspaper Urges Readers to Vote No on Prop 26 and Prop 27

August 2, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading news sources has published a scathing editorial against California sports betting, advocating no votes on both Prop 26 and Prop 27. “The last thing California needs is more gambling,” the Mercury News wrote in an editorial published July 29. The paper warns against an industry that “often […]

Matthew Stafford NFL MVP Odds: Rams QB Is a Dark Horse in 2022

August 1, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes
Matthew Stafford NFL MVP odds are available at major sportsbooks throughout the US. The Los Angeles Rams quarterback certainly isn’t a favorite right now, but he’s considered one of the outside contenders. The best Stafford MVP odds come from FanDuel and BetMGM, who slate him at +1400. The current favorite across all sportsbooks is Buffalo [...]

The 7 Best Vin Scully Calls in Dodgers Baseball History

July 26, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

When Vin Scully retired following the 2016 season, he closed a chapter of Los Angeles Dodgers history. Scully, a Ford C. Frick Award winner, was the last active connection to the Dodgers’ days in Brooklyn. His first season in the booth was 1950, when he did simulcasts for television and radio. Over the span of […]