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.  […]

These CA Tribes Have Sports Partnerships That Could Be Key If Prop 26 Passes

October 21, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

The Los Angeles Clippers have made Pechanga Resort Casino an exclusive tribal casino of the NBA team. The multi-year agreement follows similar arrangements between Pechanga Resort Casino and the Lakers, Rams, Chargers, Angels, SoFi Stadium, USC athletics, and Santa Anita Park. Pechanga Resort Casino is located in Temecula, about 80 miles southeast of the Los […]

A California Tribe Is Launching a Legal Sports Betting Bingo App. How?

October 20, 2022 | By: Cheryl Coward

In a savvy move that may result in a financial windfall, the Chicken Ranch Tribe of Me-Wuk Indians recently revealed plans to launch a sports betting-themed bingo app in a partnership with gaming company Vetnos LLC. The tribe owns the Chicken Ranch Casino in Tuolumne County. As of now, sports betting is not legal in […]

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 […]

Why Is Prop 26 Polling Better Than Prop 27? Legal Expert Explains

October 17, 2022 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

California is home to more Native Americans than any other state, with nearly 100 separate tribal reservations. But for such a big place with so many tribes, California actually has very little tribal land. Tribes own only about 7% of California land. That’s much less than much smaller Oklahoma, where nearly 43% of the land […]

New Poll Says 43% of Likely California Voters Support Prop 26

October 14, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

Maybe all hope isn’t lost for Prop 26 and Prop 27 in California. At least, that’s what one new poll is suggesting. A poll conducted by SurveyUSA for the San Diego Union-Tribune and KGTV had 43% of likely voters say they support Prop 26 and 37% say they support Prop 27. Meanwhile, 32% opposed Prop 26 and 43% […]