60% of CA Sports Bettors Want Sportsbooks to Run CA Sports Betting, Not Tribes

August 16, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

According to a California Casinos survey, 60% of current and potential California sports bettors would rather have private sportsbooks run CA sports betting than gaming tribes. Part of that is likely because mobile sportsbooks would offer online sports betting. However, part of that may also be misunderstandings about how lucrative tribal gambling is for Native […]

CA Voter Guide: California Sports Betting Initiatives  

August 16, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Sports betting is on California’s ballot this November. Various groups have tried to get four California sports betting initiatives on the 2022 ballot. However, only two have made the ballot: Prop 26, from the tribes, and Prop 27, from the private sportsbooks. A third initiative failed to gather enough signatures, and the sponsors of a […]

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. […]

California Sports Betting Revenue: An Insider’s Guide

August 4, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

The heights that California sports betting revenue could reach make California a tantalizing sports betting market. California is the most populous states, at just under 40 million people, and it has enough wealth to support a lucrative sports betting industry. However, the financial terms can be confusing for bettors and analysts outside the sports betting […]

Why Some California Tribes Support Prop 27 and What It Means for Prop 26

July 29, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Prop 27 is California’s sports betting initiative that would allow private sportsbook companies to offer mobile sports betting. The California gaming tribes supporting Prop 26 oppose commercial control of sports betting. Instead, the tribal initiative would only allow in-person sports betting at tribal casinos. So, it may surprise some to see some tribes support Prop […]

Prop 26 or Prop 27: What Do California Instagram Users Think?

July 21, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Sports betting in California is on the 2022 midterms ballot, and Californians have two choices. They can choose in-person sports betting run by tribes, Prop 26, or online sports betting run by private sportsbook companies, Prop 27. Californians are making their voices heard on social media as they decide where they stand.  Online reactions to Prop […]

Five False Claims In California Midterm Elections Sports Betting Ads

June 3, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

The California midterm elections include several heated ballot measures, including dueling sports betting propositions. California’s tribes back one and private sportsbook companies, like DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM back the other. The tribal initiative is on the ballot, and the private company initiative is awaiting signature verification. So, Californians could have two sports betting initiatives to […]