Final CA 2022 Election Results: These Counties Hated Prop 26, Prop 27 Most
California certified its 2022 election results last Friday. So, we’ve known for a long time that the two California sports betting measures, Prop 26 and Prop 27, lost in landslides. Now, we can detail exactly how miserably they lost, and break it down by county. Ready? Let’s dive into the epic election failures of Prop […]
Dissecting the Ways CA Tribes, Sportsbooks Could Compromise in 2024
A legislative compromise could be the next incarnation of California’s attempt to legalize sports betting. That does not mean that the gambling tribes and private sportsbook companies will harmoniously come together. Instead, a California legislator — or a group of them — could act as go-betweens to forge a compromise initiative that both groups can […]
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 […]
After Prop 26, Prop 27 Failure, Inside CA Sports Betting’s Path to 2024
It’s been a long time coming, but the inevitable has officially reared its ugly face. After months of confusing advertising and unrealistic promises, the campaigns for Prop 26 and Prop 27 earned an emphatic “No” from California voters Tuesday. Record-setting fundraising for the two campaigns resulted in a net-zero as both California sports betting propositions […]
How Much Money Did California Lose By Not Passing Prop 26 and Prop 27?
With Prop 26 and Prop 27 failing in the 2022 election, California will miss out on up to $500 million in new tax revenue. Both California sports betting initiatives had been polling poorly leading up to the midterm elections. Neither were expected to pass. The main arguments in favor of sports betting legalization were that […]
Prop 26 and Prop 27 Lost in California. So … Who Won?
California voters rejected both Prop 26 and Prop 27 on Tuesday, rebuking two distinctly different attempts to legalize sports betting in the state. Prop 26 would have allowed for retail sportsbooks at tribal casinos and the state’s four licensed horse racetracks. Prop 27 would have allowed national sports betting companies like BetMGM, DraftKings, or FanDuel […]
Recent CA Elections Show Prop 26, Prop 27 Polling Could Be Wrong By 16%
Props 26 and 27 aren’t polling well in California. But there have been some underdog measures that voters ended up passing on election day.
Star Wars to Da Vinci Art: What Could Prop 26, Prop 27 Spending Also Pay for?
With both Prop 26 and Prop 27 headed for likely defeat in California in next week’s election, it’s a good time to evaluate how much was spent on a flawed effort to legalize sports betting in CA. Flawed and costly. Supporters of Prop 26 and Prop 27 have spent more than $450 million supporting their […]
California Sports Betting Voter Guide: Prop 26 vs. Prop 27
How the Prop 26 and Prop 27 Campaigns Failed So Badly in California
The proverbial blood was in the proverbial waters off Laguna Beach when Gov. Gavin Newsom finally took a side. Sure, the incumbent Democrat has previously expressed skepticism about the amount Prop 27 — a bill to legalize online sports betting in California and welcome in large national gambling companies — would actually help the homeless, […]