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California’s Props 26 and 27 Finding Little Support Among Voters

Regulated sports betting and gaming expansion measures have found tremendous support in the United States over the past few years, but California is proving to be an exception. According to recent polling, Golden State voters are on track to reject both Proposition 26 and 27 when they take to the polls in November. Proposition 26,…

Polling Shows California Voters Tepid Support for Gambling Expansion

California voters have two chances to expand their regulated gaming options when they take to the polls in November. But, according to a recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), most of them aren't very enthusiastic about Propositions 26 and 27. (Prop 26 would expand table gaming and add sports betting for…

California Governor Livid as DOI Rejects Indian Gaming Compacts

California Governor Gavin Newsom is seething over a Department of the Interior (DOI) decision to reject his state's proposed gaming compacts with several local Indian tribes. Both the Governor's Office, and the tribes themselves, issued strongly worded statements criticizing the DOI's decision as meddling and misguided. At the heart of the matter are Class III…

California Cardrooms Sue to Stop Sports Betting Bill

California's contentious gaming wars took a turn this week when the Hollywood Park Casino and Cal-Pac Rancho Cordova cardrooms filed a lawsuit aimed at shutting down a ballot initiative that would allow Tribal operators to both expand their gaming menu and sue their competitors. At the heart of issue is the California Sports Wagering Regulation…

Poll Find Mild California Sports Betting Support

California is, by population, the largest US State with almost 40 million residents. But despite its massive population, and mature gaming market, Golden State lawmakers have almost no progress in moving forward on regulated igaming and sports betting. While political dealings, mainly involving the state's powerful Tribal gaming interests, have stalled progress, a new poll…

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…