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Legal News and Analysis

Prop 26 and California card rooms at war over blackjack

Why Are Prop 26 and California Card Rooms at War? Blackjack

October 5, 2022
By now, you’ve probably heard that California card rooms are universally opposed to Prop 26. The main reason they’ve given is a provision in the in-person sports betting ballot measure that would allow tribal casinos to directly sue card rooms for what the card rooms deem frivolous lawsuits that could put them out of business. […]
New poll from UC Berkeley projects huge loss for Prop 26 and Prop 27

New Poll Projects Overwhelming Defeat for Prop 26 and Prop 27 in California

October 4, 2022
A new poll from the University of California at Berkeley projects overwhelming defeat for Prop 26 and Prop 27 on Nov. 8. According to the university’s survey of 6,939 likely California voters conducted Sept. 22-27, only 31% support Prop 26 and just 27% support Prop 27. Prop 26 would legalize in-person sports betting at California […]
What are California Prop 26 and Prop 27 really about?

Forget the Ads. What Are Prop 26 and Prop 27 in California Really About?

October 4, 2022
Prop 26 and Prop 27 may have sabotaged both their chances of passing. They’ve spent so much ad time attacking each other that they’ve forgotten to tell the voters what they stand for. That would mean at least a two-year delay until 2024 for another chance to legalize California sports betting. So, if the campaigns […]
Prop 26 spokesperson suggests there's room for compromise with Prop 27

Prop 26 Spokesperson Suggests There’s Room for Compromise With Prop 27

October 3, 2022
Could the staunch supporters of Prop 26 and Prop 27, at loggerheads over sports betting legalization in California, come to a compromise in the future? That’s what Yes on 26 spokesperson Kathy Fairbanks suggested last month. In a Prop 26 vs. Prop 27 debate between Fairbanks and Yes on 27 spokesperson Nathan Click, Fairbanks said […]
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has spent more than $103 million against Prop 27

One California Tribe Has Donated Nearly 25% of the $439.8 Million Spent on Prop 26, Prop 27

October 3, 2022
A lot of California tribes don’t want Prop 27 to pass this November. But one California tribe really, really doesn’t want it to pass. As of Oct. 3, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians had donated $103,279,308 to defeat Prop 27, which would legalize online sports betting in California. The total money spent for and against Prop 26 and Prop […]
How does California Prop 27 plan to erase a 20% gap by Election Day?

Inside the Prop 27 Campaign’s Reshaped Strategy to Erase 20% Gap By the Election

September 30, 2022
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 […]

Sports Betting News

Top 6 Fliff picks for NFL and college football this weekend

Fliff Week 5 NFL, Week 6 College Football Picks: Riding the Eagles Wave

October 5, 2022
Sadly for lots of sports fans, there is no legal sports betting in California right now. Or … is there? While it isn’t technically a real-money sportsbook, Fliff lets California make predictions on the outcomes of games for a chance at real cash prizes. It’s legal because you bet with two fake currencies — Fliff […]
What are the Chargers' Super Bowl odds after Week 2?

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

October 4, 2022
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 [...]
How much would Californians bet at NFL games if Prop 27 passes?

Study Suggests Californians Will Bet Often at Rams, 49ers, Chargers Games If Prop 27 Passes

October 3, 2022
Some would call it a utopia: a Chargers, 49ers, or Rams home game on a beautiful NFL Sunday. Tacos stashed in an eco-friendly container between the feet, jumbo beer kick-proof under the seat, the fan takes a load off briefly after a pleasing play preceding yet another timeout. Out comes the phone. Then one of […]
Caleb Williams Heisman odds after Week 2

Caleb Williams Heisman Trophy Odds: USC QB Leapfrogs Alabama QB Bryce Young Heading Into Week 6

October 3, 2022
Three quarterbacks stand above everyone else on Heisman Trophy odds boards. USC quarterback Caleb Williams Heisman Trophy odds are among the shortest. Williams is jockeying with fellow quarterbacks CJ Stroud of Ohio State and Bryce Young of Alabama. Each quarterback led his team to victory in Week 5, though the Heisman Trophy landscape shifted in [...]
What are the latest LA Dodgers World Series odds?

LA Dodgers World Series Odds: Los Angeles Cruises Record Win Total

September 30, 2022
LA Dodgers World Series odds are and have long been the shortest in the game. They ceded that crown to the New York Yankees briefly during the first half, but have dominated at a level unmet by any of their peers. Their high quality of play has allowed them to produce the game’s best record [...]
Horse betting preview for first races at Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Fall Horse Racing Meet Begins With Awesome Again Stakes

September 29, 2022
They’re approaching the gate for the 18-day horse betting fall meet at historic Santa Anita Park. And on Friday, they’re off. The famed Arcadia oval site of many historic Kentucky Derby prep races and host of the 2023 Breeders’ Cup will get a blazing start with 11 stakes races, seven of them graded, this weekend. […]

Casino News and Licensing

The 10 biggest casinos in California

The 10 Biggest Casinos in California – October 2022

September 30, 2022
Currently, California tribal casinos are the only locations CA residents can legally play casino games such as slots and table games. Online casinos aren’t legal in the state. And California card rooms can only offer poker. So you’d better believe these CA Indian casinos are popular. In fact, the state’s 67 operating casinos from 64 […]
Will Table Mountain Casino Resort remain 18+ after getting liquor license?

Will Table Mountain Casino Remain 18+ When It Serves Alcohol? Most Likely

September 28, 2022
Table Mountain Casino Resort may soon start selling alcohol. The casino is acquiring a liquor license from a now-closed restaurant.
Everything you need to know about WSOP Thunder Valley Casino

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

September 27, 2022
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.  The WSOP Circuit is in the midst of its 18th season, one that began after the conclusion of July’s World Series of Poker Main Event in Las […]
5 most searched online casino games in California

These Are the 5 Most Searched Online Casino Games in California

September 26, 2022
For a state where real-money online casinos are illegal, California has a lot of Google search traffic about online gambling. Whether Californians are just getting some information, looking for promotional sweepstakes online casinos, or perhaps risking their security by playing at an illegal offshore site, it’s interesting to see what online casino games they’re searching […]
Pechanga is one of two California casinos that made USA TODAY's top 10 list

2 California Casinos Make USA TODAY’s List of Top 10 Casinos in US

September 19, 2022
USA TODAY released its list of the country’s 10 best casino hotels over the weekend, and two California casinos made the cut. Yaamava’ Resort & Casino checked in at No. 5 and Pechanga Resort Casino was No. 4. This top-10 ranking was based on votes from USA TODAY readers across the US. The other eight casinos on the […]
Are any new California casinos coming soon?

10 Tribes Are Trying to Build New Casinos in California. What’s the Latest?

September 9, 2022
As of September 2022, to the best of our knowledge, there are at least 10 California tribes with active casino projects either in the planning or construction phase. Adding any of those to the already existing 67 casinos statewide would bolster an industry that generates an average of $9 billion in annual revenue. But the path toward a […]

Sports Originals

Who made our San Diego Padres all-time roster?

Here’s Our San Diego Padres All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

September 26, 2022
The San Diego Padres have hit middle age, the stage where many men are buying convertibles and doing the combover. Maybe the franchise, founded in 1969, needs vanity like that: The Padres are still seeking their first World Series championship. At least the weather’s great, right? Losing in San Diego is better than winning in […]
Willie Mays headlines our San Francisco Giants all-time team

Here’s Our San Francisco Giants All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

September 22, 2022
When team owner Horace Stoneham announced the move of his New York Giants to San Francisco for the 1958 season, he pleaded financial distress. “If I can’t keep the lights on, how can the boys play ball?” Stoneham asked. Under the pressure of declining attendance and faced with a ballpark (the Polo Grounds in Manhattan) […]
10 greatest California sports teams of all time

Ranking the 10 Greatest California Sports Teams of All Time — College and Pro

September 19, 2022
In a society where there is just too much consensus, this list is crafted to make you argue, California. Express your differences, for once. California is home to scores of professional and college teams that have risen to their respective pinnacles since USC beat Loyola Marymount, 40-0, in the first college football game in the […]
Presenting our Los Angeles Dodgers all-time team

Here’s Our Los Angeles Dodgers All-Time Team. Do You Agree?

September 12, 2022
When the Brooklyn Dodgers moved west to Los Angeles before the 1958 season, it broke the hearts of many baseball fans in New York. But that heartbreak has all but disappeared, and the franchise feels as much a part of LA as the Hollywood sign, palm trees, and hopeful actors working as baristas. The Dodgers […]
What are the top 10 must-watch NBA games on the Clippers' schedule this season?

The 10 Best Clippers Games on the 2022-23 NBA Schedule

September 1, 2022
The Los Angeles Clippers enter the 2022-23 NBA season with sky-high hopes. And with the NBA releasing its full schedule this month, we figured it’d be a good time to list the 10 biggest must-watch games for the Clippers this season. But first, let’s chat. Los Angeles’ legacy — and we use the term legacy lightly […]
Learn how Gene Autry, the first Angels owner, brought the team to Southern California

Gene Autry: How America’s ‘Singing Cowboy’ Brought the Angels to Southern California in 1961

August 31, 2022
The Los Angeles Dodgers are wildly popular and successful. They share the LA market with a second team, one which is less iconic, for sure. But the heritage of the Los Angeles Angels is woven into the story of one of America’s most successful movie stars and singers. Without the temerity and media savvy of […]