Prop 26 and Prop 27 Lost in California. So … Who Won?

November 8, 2022 | By: Brant James

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 […]

Here’s the Language for Prop 26 and Prop 27 on the California Ballot

November 7, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

The 2022 midterms election is tomorrow. For Californians, that means we’ll finally get an answer to the sports betting question: Prop 26 or Prop 27? Or neither? When California voters head to the polls on Nov. 8, they’ll have the option to vote for Prop 26 (in-person sports betting at Indian casinos and horse racetracks), […]

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, […]

New CA Sports Betting Poll: Prop 27 Is Down 10% With Young Voters

October 27, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

If Prop 26 and Prop 27 weren’t already dead in California, the latest polling data might be the nail in the coffin. In a new survey, conducted from Oct. 14-23 by the Public Policy Institute of California, only 34% of likely California voters planned to vote yes on Prop 26 and just 26% planned to vote […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Breaks His Silence: ‘Vote No on 27’

October 27, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

With just under two weeks left before the November 2022 election, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken a stance on Prop 26 vs. Prop 27. Newsom said in a statement released Wednesday that he opposes Prop 27, which would legalize online sports betting in California via private sports betting companies partnered with California tribes. “Proposition […]

It Looks Like Sportsbooks Have Stopped Funding California Prop 27

October 25, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

In elections, the proverbial waving of the white flag usually comes when money stops flowing into a campaign’s coffers. And it appears that time has come for California Prop 27. Prop 27, which would legalize online sports betting in California via sportsbooks partnered with state tribes, has not received a financial contribution since Oct. 1. And even […]

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.  […]

How Much Has the California Democratic Party Spent to Beat Prop 27?

October 19, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

California Indian casinos, card rooms, and private sports betting companies have funded the vast majority of the $450 million Prop 26 and Prop 27 campaigns. In terms of financial impact, those three groups are the most significant players. But, in terms of optics, another contributor is perhaps the most significant: the California Democratic Party. According to […]