California Indian tribes add wrinkles to sports betting legislation drama

During times of fiscal crisis, governments of all kinds look to regulated vice, like sports betting, to help fill in those budgetary gaps. That's exactly what lawmakers in California had in mind last week when they introduced a new sports betting bill aimed at helping the state dig itself out of a COVID-19 induced monetary…

California Indians support regulated sports betting initiative

Will regulated sports betting finally bring peace to California's fractious gaming industry? Does it have the potential to bring together groups like tribal gaming interests, horse tracks and card rooms together in service of the greater good? The answer to these questions is an amazed, "yes." Late last week, 18 California Indian tribes, including the…

California sports betting initiative fizzles out

California is one of the great untapped sports betting markets in America, and it's going to stay untapped for the foreseeable future. Late last week, the deadline for getting a sports betting bill on the Golden State's 2020 ballot passed by, leaving Cali sports betting enthusiasts behind. The reason for the failure of the sports…

MGM-GVC Gambling on California Sports Betting with United Auburn Tribe

MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings are gambling on the future of sports betting in California as they enter into a deal with the United Auburn Indian Community (UAIC) to provide sports betting services to their casinos. The only problem is, sports betting isn't legal in California and could still be a long way from making…

California Jumps on Legal Sports Betting Bandwagon

California is the latest state to step up and prepare for the eventuality of legal sports betting in the United States with a proposal to amend its constitution to allow bookies to roam free across the Golden State. But before you start dreaming of placing parlays by the beach, you'll have to wait for the…

California Indian Tribe Loses Online Gambling Fight

A federal judge in California has ruled that the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, a California Indian tribe, violated the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA) by offering online poker and bingo from its website. The small band, which is based outside of San Diego, launched the Desert Rose bingo site back in…

California Online Poker Update: 5-Year 'Bad Actor' Ban for PokerStars?

California's slow march towards regulated online poker continued this week with a proposed 5-year ban on bad actors, such as PokerStars, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The amendment was added to AB 2863 earlier this week by the bill's sponsor, Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced). Representative Gray's proposal would prevent any operator…

Survey Says: Californians Oppose Online Poker

Nearly 52% of California residents are opposed to regulated online poker. That's the startling finding of a recent survey conducted by a group of California Indian tribes. This new information comes on the eve of a key vote by California lawmakers on a long-delayed bill to legalize online poker in the Golden State. It's worth…

California Online Poker Update: Let's Talk About Bad Actors

California lawmakers are meeting this week to take another stab at AB2863. their long-delayed online poker bill. Once again, the assembled politicians will be attempting to appease a galaxy of competing stakeholders that are all looking to grab their own piece of the California online gambling dream, while keeping their competitors from getting a taste.…

California Online Gambling Update – September, 2015

California online gambling is something of a unicorn for the American igaming market. It's a market that's every bit as promising, as it is elusive. If established, regulated online gambling in the Golden State would seriously increase the size and stature of the US facing in a very positive way. After all, California's population of…