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.

Here Are the Groups That Support Prop 26 and Prop 27 in California, and Why

August 30, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

If you live in California and watch TV, chances are you may be overwhelmed with constant ads for Prop 26 and Prop 27, the two sports betting initiatives on the November ballot. Sifting through political noise can be difficult in any election, let alone one that is shattering California campaign spending records. One way, however, […]

Prop 27 Has California Democrats, GOP Teaming Up. How Rare Is That?

August 29, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

California Democrats and Republicans rarely agree on much of anything. Except online sports betting, apparently. Both the Democratic and Republican parties in California are against Prop 27, according to statements from party officials. Prop 27 would legalize online sports betting in a state that has the world’s fifth-largest economy. The Republicans also oppose Prop 26, which […]

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

August 23, 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 tribal casinos and the state’s horse racetracks. Prop 27, meanwhile, would allow online sports betting and eat at […]

Fact-Checking the New Yes on Prop 27 Ad in California Sports Betting Battle

August 18, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

A new advertisement that urges approval of California’s Prop 27 makes numerous claims about the impact of the sportsbooks-backed CA sports betting measure. The ad is part of an expensive high-profile marketing war between the supporters of both Prop 27 and Prop 26, the California tribes-backed sports betting measure. The 30-second ad addresses the tax […]

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. […]