About the Author

Kris Johnson

Kris Johnson is a Senior Writer at Gaming Today with more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist. Kris' work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also authored a sports betting novel entitled The Endgame.

The California Gambler’s Guide to Sports Betting in Nevada

November 30, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

California legal sports betting is on hold for the foreseeable future after Prop 26 and Prop 27 were both roundly rejected in the Nov. 8 election. That’s the bad news first.  The good news for Golden State residents involves their proximity to Nevada, which is home to the country’s oldest and most established sports betting […]

Everything You Need to Know About Commerce Casino’s LA Poker Open

October 28, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Commerce Casino is set to host the 2022 LA Poker Open on Nov. 4-20, and the event will showcase a Main Event offering $200,000 in guaranteed prize money. The LA Poker Open, one of the premier California poker tournaments, offers a full slate of competition before the Main Event. There’s plenty of poker action and money […]

What’s the Best Futures Bet to Make on the Los Angeles Kings?

October 17, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup betting odds are available with the 2022-23 NHL season now underway.  FanDuel was dealing the Kings at futures odds of +3000 to win the Stanley Cup as of this writing. That translates to a 3.23% implied probability of Los Angeles winning the Stanley Cup.  Here’s a look at LA’s Stanley Cup futures […]

DraftKings Stock Price Tumbles as Prop 27 Appears Likely to Fail in CA

October 14, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

DraftKings stock price tumbled this week after the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the Prop 27 campaign pulled ad spending to support the sports betting initiative leading up to the Nov. 8 election. The Wall Street Journal noted that the Prop 27 campaign pulled close to $11 million in broadcast and cable TV […]

LA Chargers Super Bowl Odds: Bolts Bounce Back in Week 4

October 4, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson
Los Angeles Chargers Super Bowl odds are being offered at sportsbooks including DraftKings California and FanDuel California. DraftKings was dealing the Chargers at +2200 as of this writing. That means LA has an implied probability of 4.35% to win Super Bowl 57. The Chargers are led by QB Justin Herbert, who leads the NFL in [...]

What You Need to Know About Thunder Valley Casino’s WSOP Tournament

September 27, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

The World Series of Poker’s regional poker tour (WSOP Circuit) will host its Northern California event Sept. 29-Oct. 10 at Thunder Valley Casino Resort just outside of Sacramento. This will be one of the premier California poker tournaments in 2022. The WSOP Circuit is in the midst of its 18th season, one that began after […]

49ers Super Bowl Odds: Slow Start Hurts San Francisco’s Chances

September 27, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson
San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl odds have been updated at sportsbooks across the US including DraftKings California and FanDuel California. The 49ers dropped to 1-2 after an 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football. It’s been an eventful start to the season for San Francisco. Trey Lance suffered a broken ankle and torn [...]

Is Fanatics Gearing Up for Potential California Sports Betting Launch?

August 31, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Fanatics founder Michael Rubin has publicly pledged to adopt a long-term approach to building a sports betting behemoth, but the company has already made two separate $12.5 million contributions to the Prop 27 campaign in California.  The most recent contribution came when Fanatics, which rose to prominence as a sports apparel and merchandise company in […]

These Groups Have Donated the Most Money to Prop 26 and Prop 27 So Far

August 15, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

There’s an ongoing arms race between supporters of California’s Prop 26 and Prop 27 sports betting ballot initiatives ahead of November’s election. Here are the largest monetary donations on the California Secretary of State’s database, as of Aug. 15. Largest Prop 26 Contributions California tribes dominate the list of largest contributions in support of Prop […]