After Prop 26, Prop 27 Failure, Inside CA Sports Betting’s Path to 2024

November 9, 2022 | By: Chris Kudialis

It’s been a long time coming, but the inevitable has officially reared its ugly face. After months of confusing advertising and unrealistic promises, the campaigns for Prop 26 and Prop 27 earned an emphatic “No” from California voters Tuesday. Record-setting fundraising for the two campaigns resulted in a net-zero as both California sports betting propositions […]

How Much Money Did California Lose By Not Passing Prop 26 and Prop 27?

November 9, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

With Prop 26 and Prop 27 failing in the 2022 election, California will miss out on up to $500 million in new tax revenue. Both California sports betting initiatives had been polling poorly leading up to the midterm elections. Neither were expected to pass. The main arguments in favor of sports betting legalization were that […]

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, […]

The Legislative Solution to California’s Sports Betting Stalemate

November 1, 2022 | By: Chris Gerlacher

Recent polls have shown shrinking support for the two California sports betting initiatives. A Public Policy Institute of California poll released in October 2022 found that 36% of likely voters would vote for Prop 26. Only 26% would vote for Prop 27. And those aren’t the only numbers forecasting failure for Prop 26 and Prop […]

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 […]