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 […]

Dissecting the Ways CA Tribes, Sportsbooks Could Compromise in 2024

November 15, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

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 […]

After Prop 26, Prop 27 Failure, Inside CA Sports Betting’s Path to 2024

November 9, 2022 | By: Chris Kudialis

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?

November 9, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

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 […]

California Sports Betting Voter Guide: Prop 26 vs. Prop 27

November 3, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher
The Nov. 8 California election is fast approaching, and the outlook is grim for both Prop 26 and Prop 27. The two ballot measures that would create legal sports betting in California are both polling well below where you’d hope to have a fighting shot of getting passed around one week until the election. But [...]

How the Prop 26 and Prop 27 Campaigns Failed So Badly in California

November 1, 2022 | By: Brant James

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, […]

The Legislative Solution to California’s Sports Betting Stalemate

November 1, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Recent polls have shown shrinking support for the two California sports betting initiatives. A Public Policy Institute of California poll released in October 2022 found that 36% of likely voters would vote for Prop 26. Only 26% would vote for Prop 27. And those aren’t the only numbers forecasting failure for Prop 26 and Prop […]

New $2.5 Million Donation Shows CA Tribes Still Think Prop 26 Can Pass

October 25, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

If we’re judging by dollars, Prop 26 backers still believe the California sports betting initiative can pass on Nov. 8. The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, which owns Cache Creek Casino Resort, donated $2.5 million to the Prop 26 campaign on Oct. 21. That was the largest contribution to Prop 26 since Oct. 7, when the Pechanga […]

Legal Expert: Prop 26 Card Room Lawsuit Provision May Kill Its Chances

October 24, 2022 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

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.  […]