Expert Doubts CA Tribes Would Back Legislative Sports Betting Prop in 2024
The dust is still settling on Tuesday’s $450 million ballot race for sports betting in California. Prop 26 and Prop 27 both lost in landslides. And tribes behind the Prop 26 in-person sports betting measure are generally OK with it. Tribes see their loss as a win. “Tribes made clear that defeating Prop 27 was […]
The Steps to Launch Tribal Sportsbooks If Prop 26 Passes in California
Voters will have a chance to legalize California sports betting when they go to the polls next Tuesday. But it would be some time next year — maybe late next year — before sportsbooks linked to California tribes even have a chance to launch. There is no projected launch date in Prop 26, unlike Prop […]
If Prop 26 Passes, Racetracks Could Launch Sportsbooks Before Tribes
When Arizona passed its sports betting law in 2021, stadium and online sportsbooks had to wait for federal approval of sports betting at Indian casinos before they could launch. Things would operate a little bit differently with sports betting in California under Prop 26 should the in-person-only sports betting initiative beat the odds and pass […]
Legal Expert: Prop 26 Card Room Lawsuit Provision May Kill Its Chances
California tribes behind Prop 26 have spent millions to keep big-name sportsbooks from beating them to a potential California sports betting launch. But it is an entirely different opponent that could cost tribes the race. That opponent? A contingent of 84 licensed card rooms that make money off poker and other card games across California. […]
Why Is Prop 26 Polling Better Than Prop 27? Legal Expert Explains
California is home to more Native Americans than any other state, with nearly 100 separate tribal reservations. But for such a big place with so many tribes, California actually has very little tribal land. Tribes own only about 7% of California land. That’s much less than much smaller Oklahoma, where nearly 43% of the land […]
Yes, Prop 27 Would Let You Bet on the Oscars. What Else Beyond Sports?
We’re just one month out from a vote on California online sports betting under Prop 27. If it passes, sports bettors in the Golden State would be able to bet fast, easy, and legally on sports events across the state without ever leaving home. That would mean online betting on traditional sports like football and […]
Inside the Prop 27 Campaign’s Strategy to Erase a 20% Gap By Election
California Prop 27 has some catching up to do in the six weeks left before the 2022 fall election. The sportsbook-led campaign was polling 20% behind the 8-ball in mid-September. Now, organizers of the online sports betting initiative are changing course. The goal is to win voter approval in November, and maybe even beat Prop […]
Beyond Legalize Sports Betting, What Else Would California Prop 26 Do?
Sports betting is the face of two California ballot initiatives this fall. But there is more to the ballot measures than sports odds and prop bets. High-end casino games and high-dollar private lawsuits are also in the mix. Prop 26, specifically, has enough sweeteners to give the 60-plus tribes and tribal organizations behind the initiative […]
Why California Card Rooms Oppose Prop 26 in CA Sports Betting Battle
California card rooms compete with tribal casinos for customers and for profit. So card room operators were quick to respond last year when a group of tribes succeeded in getting a California sports betting initiative — now known as Prop 26 — on the 2022 general election ballot. Soon, card rooms were backing a rival […]
CA Tribes Want Their Own Online Sports Betting on 2024 Ballot. Do They Have a Chance?
With California sports betting on the ballot this November, voters are busy trying to decide which initiative to support: a tribal-led in-person sports betting initiative under Prop 26, or a sportsbook-led online sports betting initiative under Prop 27. They may also want to look ahead to 2024. That’s when another tribal-led sports betting initiative hopes […]