Why California Card Rooms Oppose Prop 26 in CA Sports Betting Battle

September 1, 2022 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

California card rooms compete with tribal casinos for customers and for profit. So card room operators were quick to respond last year when a group of tribes succeeded in getting a California sports betting initiative — now known as Prop 26 — on the 2022 general election ballot. Soon, card rooms were backing a rival […]

Report: Prop 27 Would Create $2.8 Billion in California Sports Betting Revenue

September 1, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

If Prop 27 passes in California, the California sports betting market would generate $2.8 billion in annual revenue. That’s according to a mid-August report published by Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, an independent research and consulting firm in the gaming and gambling space. According to Business Insider, the report projected that revenue would swell to $3.1 billion if Prop […]

Here Are the Groups That Support Prop 26 and Prop 27 in California, and Why

August 30, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

If you live in California and watch TV, chances are you may be overwhelmed with constant ads for Prop 26 and Prop 27, the two sports betting initiatives on the November ballot. Sifting through political noise can be difficult in any election, let alone one that is shattering California campaign spending records. One way, however, […]

If Prop 26 & Prop 27 Fail, What’s Next for California Sports Betting?

August 29, 2022 | By: Dan Holmes

With more than $360 million spent debating Prop 26 and Prop 27 in California, voters may be fatigued from the negativity of this election season. Prop 26 and Prop 27 would both legalize sports betting, but in markedly different ways. But what if voters are fed up and reject both ballot proposals? Folks have spent […]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Prop 27: ‘It Is Not a Homeless Initiative’

August 26, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has remained neutral in the California sports betting debate. But he shared some of his thoughts on Prop 27 while speaking with reporters in Los Angeles this week. Specifically, he touched on one of the main goals of the mobile sportsbooks-backed initiative. “I know initiatives and folks will say anything. Perhaps that […]

These Groups Have Donated the Most Money to Prop 26 and Prop 27 So Far

August 15, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

There’s an ongoing arms race between supporters of California’s Prop 26 and Prop 27 sports betting ballot initiatives ahead of November’s election. Here are the largest monetary donations on the California Secretary of State’s database, as of Aug. 15. Largest Prop 26 Contributions California tribes dominate the list of largest contributions in support of Prop […]

3rd-Largest CA City Urges Residents to Vote No on Prop 26 and Prop 27

August 15, 2022 | By: Matthew Bain

The third-most populous city in California is urging its residents to vote no on both CA sports betting measures this election. San Jose’s city council unanimously voted last week to oppose both Prop 26 and Prop 27. Prop 26 would allow only in-person sports betting at California’s tribal casinos and the four CA horse racetracks. […]