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Why This Try To Legalize California Sports Betting Might Stick

This could be the attempt to legalize California sports betting that catches. A powerful coalition of Native American tribes filed this week a ballot measure for the 2020 election to change the state constitution to allow California sports betting. The measure does not appear to allow for mobile or online sports betting, a continual sticking point for tribal interests.

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7/3/2020

article California Tribes Granted Extension For Sports Betting 2022 Ballot Consideration
(California) -- California tribal leaders received a small victory Thursday when a state Superior Court judge ruled to offer a 90 day extension in their attempts to...
article Californian Tribes Win Waiver to Start Sports Betting Referendum
(California) -- California’s tribes continue to push for a sports betting solution to be introduced to the November ballot for state residents to vote on. A state...

7/2/2020

article California Sports Betting Could Make 2022 Ballot As Tribes Get Extension
(California) -- A bitter dispute over $8 billion in COVID-19 relief for Indian Country continues to simmer on Capitol Hill, with some lawmakers blaming tribes for the...
article Judge Rules For California Tribes On Sports Betting Initiative Extension
(California) -- A California Superior Court judge on Thursday made official his tentative ruling to allow a coalition of federally-recognized tribes 90 more days to...

7/1/2020

article California Sports Betting Delayed Once Again: Legislators Now Eye 2022 Ballot
(California) -- California once again finds itself in a legal stalemate, as legislation meant to support a regulated sports betting market was removed from Tuesday...
article California Tribal Sports Betting Day In Court Set For Tomorrow
(California) -- Legal sports betting might be kaput in the California state legislature, but in Indian Country, the push for a referendum continues to move forward. A...

6/28/2020

article BLOG: Sports gambling in California will not be on 2020 ballot
(California) -- The state of California currently has a population of 41 million people and many of them are sports fans. It has consistently grown at a rapid pace. As...

6/27/2020

article STUTZ: California’s latest effort to legalize sports betting resembles state’s failure at Internet poker
(California) -- At this rate, Utah – one of two states still without any form of regulated gaming – will have legal sports betting before California. Two...

6/23/2020

article California lawmakers shelve effort this year to legalize sports betting
(California) -- Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to allow sports betting, political squabbles between rival gambling interests have left...
article California Sports-Betting Bill Pulled After Tribal Opposition
(California) -- A bid to legalize sports gambling in California suffered a major defeat Monday after the bill’s author pulled the measure one day before a critical vote...
article California won’t get legal sports betting until at least 2023
(California) -- Sports betting won’t be heading to California in the near future. After taking two key steps to legalize sports betting in the Golden State, Sen....
article Sports betting to remain illegal in California as legislation dropped
(California) -- Californians won’t be able to legally bet on sports anytime soon, even when the games return from the coronavirus shutdown. A bill that would have...
article Sports gambling in California at least three years away as latest bill dies
(California) -- Professional sports might come back to California and the rest of the country in the next month or so. Betting on professional sports in California might...

6/22/2020

article California Sports Betting Bill Dies Amid Tribal Pushback
(California) -- The California sports betting bill is dead, according to its sponsor. Sen. Bill Dodd confirmed to Legal Sports Report that he is pulling his CA sports...
article Lawmakers end bid to legalize sports betting in California
(California) -- California lawmakers on Monday ended a bid to put a measure on the November ballot that would legalize sports wagering in the nation's largest market...
article Legal sports betting in California? Not yet — casino tribes crush plan backed by NFL, NBA
(California) -- Legalized sports betting has flourished across the country, and for a while it looked as though California, with the backing of the NFL, NBA and Major...
article Sen. Bill Dodd drops bill to legalize sports gambling
(California) -- State Sen. Bill Dodd announced Monday that he was dropping a bill he co-sponsored that sought to legalize sports betting in California, suspending...
article Supporters of Sports Gambling Legalization Halt Effort for 2020 Ballot Measure
(California) -- A push to legalize sports wagering in California through a November 2020 ballot measure has been abandoned, supporters announced on Monday. The sports...
press release CNIGA Chairman James Siva Statement on Pulling of SCA 6
(California) -- “We are heartened to see that SCA 6 is being pulled from the legislative process. While we appreciate that the state was trying to find additional...

6/21/2020

article How to help shore up California's virus-ravaged budget? Legalize sports betting, these lawmakers say
(California) -- With the state of California staring down a $54 billion budget deficit directly attributable to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic...

6/19/2020

article All Bets Are Off as Battle Over Legalized Sports Betting in California Heats Up
(California) -- A proposal to legalize sports betting in California that could generate billions of dollars in tax revenue—but threatens the tribal monopoly on...
article Longshot California Sports Betting Plan Would Prevent Full Mobile Betting Until 2023 NFL Season
(California) -- California tribal casino operators are still opposed to a proposal to legalize and regulate sports wagering, but recent changes represent an attempt to...

6/18/2020

article California sports bettors sweat as legislative hearing delayed
(California) -- California’s sports bettors have been given another week in which to sweat the fate of the legislature’s proposed mobile wagering bill. Late...
article License Fee Doubles In California Sports Betting Amendments
(California) -- While the California sports betting bill remains in suspense, the wait for language on proposed changes to the legislation is over. Sen. Bill Dodd and...

6/17/2020

article California Tribal Leaders Support Sports Betting — On Their Own Terms
(California) -- Tribal leaders from across California came together in a webinar Wednesday and left no question that they will fight a legislative proposal to legalize...

6/16/2020

article DODD/GRAY: Legalized Sports Betting Could Generate Millions For California As State Considers Cuts
(California) -- There is much about the future of post-COVID-19 California that is unknown. But this we know with certainty: Cities across the state have been hit with...
article How New California Sports Betting Amendments Shoot For Compromise
(California) -- Proposed changes to the California sports betting bill provide further restrictions on cardrooms and a multiyear phase-in of mobile wagering. Legal...
article RADIO: CA Senator Bil Dodd Talks About California Sports Gambling Legislation
(California) -- California is the Zennie62Media guest tonight at 7:30 PM PST / 10:30 PM EST. He’s talking about the proposed legislation for legalized online and...

6/15/2020

article CA Tribes Not Giving Up On Their Version Of Sports Betting
(California) -- A coalition of California Indian tribes was remarkably close to the threshold of signatures needed to get its sports betting referendum on the November...

6/10/2020

article California Dreamin’: Tribes Say Cardrooms Still A Deal-Breaker For Expanded Gambling
(California) -- In recent years, more liberal states have generally been more inclined to consider gambling expansion in the US. And yet California, perhaps the country...
article California Moves Closer to Legalizing Sports Betting
(California) -- Desperate to patch a Covid-19-sized budget hole, the California Legislature is warming to the once-taboo subject of sports betting and has begun...
article Gambling, data privacy advocates sue California, arguing COVID-19 interfered with campaigns
(California) -- Initiative campaigns on sports betting and data privacy are suing California, arguing the state should modify deadlines to qualify for the ballot because...

6/9/2020

article California Sports Betting Bill On Pause, But Appears To Have Momentum
(California) -- California lawmakers seem intent on moving legal sports betting forward in the state despite continued heavy tribal opposition. On Tuesday, the Senate...
article Tribal casinos sue California for more time to qualify legal sports betting measure amid coronavirus
(California) -- A coalition of California Native American tribes sued the state Tuesday seeking more time to qualify a sports betting initiative for the statewide ballot...

6/8/2020

article California sports betting legislation opposed by state's tribe
(California) -- As California moves toward legalizing sports gambling for tribal casinos, the project has garnered little support among the state’s Native American...

6/7/2020

article California inches closer to legalized sports betting
(California) -- California has taken another step toward fixing its colossal budget deficit. The California Senate Governmental Organization Committee voted to pass a...

6/5/2020

article Tribal casinos come out against proposed amendment legalizing sports gambling
(California) -- California is moving toward legalizing sports gambling for tribal casinos — but tribes aren’t happy about it. On Tuesday, a proposed...

6/4/2020

article Tribal analysts issue ‘red alert’ for gambling law masquerading as coronavirus relief
(California) -- An amended State Senate bill packaged as COVID-19 relief goes beyond sports betting to change state Constitution, allowing for the expansion of gambling...

6/3/2020

article California lawmakers consider legalizing sports betting
(California) -- Desperate to patch a $54 billion state budget deficit, the California legislature is warming to the idea of legalizing sports betting. The proposed...
article California Quagmire: Sports Betting Moves, But With Heavy Opposition
(California) -- California lawmakers took a small step toward legalizing sports wagering in what is projected to be the biggest market in the U.S. and one of the biggest...
article Calif.’s first steps toward legal sports betting expose major battlelines
(California) -- Sports betting took one small step closer to becoming legalized in California. But first, it must overcome the competing interests of three sets of...
article Legalized Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate Committee
(California) -- On Tuesday, California moved closer to legalizing sports betting with the Senate Governmental Organization Committee passing a bill 9-3 along party lines...
article Could Pro League Support Be Hidden Key To CA Sports Betting Push?
(California) -- The majority of major American professional sports leagues lined up this week to support a legislative try for CA sports betting. Letters from the NFL...
article Not Quite Golden Yet For California Sports Betting Bill's Prospects
(California) -- Legislation to legalize California sports betting took its first step forward Tuesday. But testimony in the Senate Governmental Organization Committee...

6/2/2020

article California Sports Betting 'Sucker Punch' Rouses Tribes Before Hearing
(California) -- Stakeholders firmed up their stances on new language to legalize California sports betting ahead of Tuesday’s committee hearing. Given top priority...
article Tribal Association Concerned Over Sports Betting Bill in CA
(California) -- Following a recently updated bill for the legalization of sports betting in California, a concern was raised by the tribal association in the state.
article OP/ED: Legalized sports betting could generate millions for California as state considers cuts to public services
(California) -- There is much about the future of post-COVID-19 California that is unknown. But this we know with certainty: Cities across the state have been hit with...

6/1/2020

article CA tribal body attacks cardroom concession in SCA 6
(California) -- The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) has criticised language legalizing player-banked games at the state’s cardrooms in the...
article California’s Latest Sports Betting Proposal Facing Stiff Headwinds
(California) -- California lawmakers last week laid out what they must think is a fair sports wagering compromise — legal sports betting at Indian casinos and...
article SKELTON: Newsom should gamble on sports betting to fix budget woes
(California) -- If we legalize sports betting in California, schoolkids will be the winners. Maybe also the aged poor. And working single moms looking for child care...

5/31/2020

article DORSON: Latest Sports Betting Amendment A California Dream?, D.C. Launch, More
(California) -- Weeks before the state of California begins discussion on its 2020-21 budget, two lawmakers revived ACA 16, the sports betting bill that has been...
article California tribes not on board with new sports betting proposal
(California) -- California has yet another sports betting bill to consider, although gaming tribes aren’t on board and the state’s cardrooms have suffered yet another...

5/30/2020

article California Sports Betting Proposed by CA Lawmakers
(California) -- With a gaping deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a pair of lawmakers in California has decided to propose sports betting legislation to help...

5/29/2020

article California lawmakers propose allowing legal sports betting to help with budget shortfall
(California) -- Two California lawmakers on Thursday pitched legalized sports betting as a way to help prop up a state budget devastated by the economic shutdown...

5/28/2020

article California Sports Betting Is Apparently In Play During State Budget Battle
(California) -- With California facing a budget deficit in excess of $50 billion, Assemblyman Adam Gray reportedly pitched the idea of legalizing sports betting as a way...
article New California Sports Betting Bill Tries To Bridge Gaps For Tribes, Cardrooms
(California) -- A new California sports betting bill offers a compromise to bring retail and mobile sports betting to the Golden State. Last June, Sen. Bill Dodd and...
article Should California Legalize and Tax Sports Betting? Voters Could Decide
(California) -- California legislators are unveiling details of a proposal to legalize sports betting through an initiative they plan to place on the November ballot....
press release Statement from CNIGA Chairman James Siva on Sen. Dodd’s Sports Betting Language
(California) -- “After initial review of Senator Dodd’s recently updated language to amend the State Constitution to allow  sports wagering, we have...

5/6/2020

article Pandemic raises stakes on sports gambling measure
(California) -- For the last two years, the legalization of sports wagering in California seemed like a sucker’s bet. A proposed constitutional amendment in the...

5/1/2020

article Panelist: Strong turnout by progressive women could defeat sports betting ballot measures
(Las Vegas) -- Measures on at least two states’ ballots to expand sports betting face a tougher hurdle for passage because of the presidential election, according...

4/19/2020

article Legal Sports Betting In California
(California) -- Legal sports betting in California is coming, but questions remain as to when exactly that will happen and who will be in control of it once it’s...

4/5/2020

article Lockdowns imperil state-level ballot initiatives
(California) -- A Michigan bid to raise taxes on the rich hits the rocks. A proposed amendment allowing sports betting at Indian casinos in California stalls. An effort...

4/4/2020

article Sports Betting Legalization Campaign in California Gaining More Supporters
(California) -- In the state of California, the latest campaign revolving around legalizing sports betting activities within the state’s borders has so far gained...

3/31/2020

article California Sports Betting Initiative In Jeopardy Because Of Coronavirus Lockdown
(California) -- Native American tribes recently stopped collecting signatures on their California sports betting initiative because of the coronavirus shutdown. Unable...

3/29/2020

article One Upside Of The Coronavirus Shutdown, Maybe? Fewer Voter Initiatives
(California) -- California voters may experience a small silver lining amid the coronavirus pandemic: a shorter November ballot, featuring fewer of the statewide...

3/22/2020

article Coronavirus halts California ballot measure signature gathering in its tracks
(California) -- Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order will not only keep people off the streets, but also could keep some initiative measures off the November...

3/9/2020

article Tribes Well On Way To Putting California Sports Betting Initiative On Ballot
(California) -- Indian tribes are more than halfway to qualifying an initiative to legalize California sports betting at the state’s tribal casinos and racetracks...

2/7/2020

article LETTER: California Tribes Renounce Misleading Sports Betting Testimony
(California) -- Dear Honorable Members: We write to address the testimony by Daniel Wallach at your committees’ January 8, 2020, Joint hearing on the overview of...

2/6/2020

article BLOG: You have horse racing questions and he has the answers
(California) -- Am I going to be able to bet on the Dodgers, Rams and Lakers anytime soon at Santa Anita? I thought the Supreme Court cleared the way two years ago for...

1/31/2020

article Pair of lawmakers and coalition of Native American tribes push for sports betting in CA
(California) -- Though many of us have our predictions about whether the Kansas City Chiefs or the San Francisco 49ers will win the Super Bowl on Sunday, sports betting...

1/27/2020

article California tribal casinos must gather 1 million signatures to approve sports betting
(California) -- Local tribes are collecting signatures in the hopes of getting approval for sports betting at California tribal casinos. They need to collect 1 million...

1/26/2020

article Ballot Measure Could Legalize Sports Betting In California
(California) -- A group of Native American tribes is proposing a California ballot measure for the November General Election to legalize sports betting. Specifically, it...
press release California Proposed Initiative Enters Circulation: Authorizes New Types of Gambling
(California) -- Secretary of State Alex Padilla has announced that the proponents of a new initiative were cleared to begin collecting petition vote logo credit...

1/24/2020

article California looking at November slot for crucial sports betting vote
(California) -- November 2020 has emerged as a key month for US sports betting, perhaps the key month given that it may well offer Californians an opportunity to vote on...

1/23/2020

article California tribes greenlit to begin sports betting push
(California) -- A measure to allow sports betting in California could be on the November 2020 ballot. California’s attorney general on Tuesday allowed a coalition...

1/22/2020

article California Tribes Get Go Ahead To Begin Sports Betting Push
(California) -- California tribal representatives will soon be in front of a grocery store near you, lobbying for signatures to get a sports wagering referendum on the...
article Official Language Starts Race To Ballot For CA Sports Betting Initiative
(California) -- California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued a title and summary for the tribal CA sports betting initiative on Tuesday. It gives tribes the green...

1/21/2020

article California could become America’s sports betting capital as rival groups eye November ballot
(California) -- Two years after the U.S. Supreme Court removed legal barriers to sports betting, California voters could be asked in November to join 14 other states in...

1/12/2020

article California Sports Betting Unlikely In 2020, Stakeholders Say
(California) -- Gaming industry stakeholders and officials here weren’t able to place a legal sports bet on the San Francisco 49ers ahead of this weekend’s...

1/11/2020

article ICYMI: How Much Would Tribes Contribute To State From CA Sports Betting Revenue?
(California) -- Ahead of the first substantive hearing to legalize California sports betting, the proposed initiative filed by the state’s leading Indian gaming...

1/10/2020

article BLOG: California dreaming
(California) -- A lot of familiar faces (and bodies) and some fresh blood appeared in Sacramento this week for a conversation about legal sports betting in the Golden...
article Tribal ballot proposal could boost California revenue – but increase costs
(California) -- Should a ballot measure to allow sports betting at California’s tribal casinos and racetracks be adopted, the state stands to generate “tens...

1/9/2020

article California Lawmakers All Ears At 2020's First Sports Betting Hearing
(California) -- State. Wide. Mobile. Those are the only three words that everyone testifying at Wednesday’s California Joint Committee on Governmental Organization...
article California Lawmakers Start 2020 with First Ever Hearing on Sports Betting
(California) -- The California legislature will take a long, hard look at sports betting this year, but in a state whose disparate gaming-industry stakeholders...
article Opinion: How Much Would Tribes Contribute To State From CA Sports Betting Revenue?
(California) -- Ahead of the first substantive hearing to legalize California sports betting, the proposed initiative filed by the state’s leading Indian gaming...

1/8/2020

article California pushes to legalize sports betting
(California) -- If sports wagering becomes legal in California, you can bet that professional sports leagues will want a seat at the table. “It's important to...
article California Takes First Step Toward Legal Sports Betting
(California) -- In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports gambling in most states. Since that landmark decision, several states have jumped...
article KREDELL: Why The First California Sports Betting Hearing Of 2020 Will Not Have Fireworks
(California) -- Were you hoping for the first California sports betting hearing of 2020 to resemble the food-fight scene in Animal House with potentially more mean...
article Legal sports betting: California among states set for 2020 push
(California) -- California state lawmakers held a preliminary hearing on sports betting Wednesday, joining several other states considering legalization in 2020 in a...

1/7/2020

article KPCC: What’s The Best Approach When It Comes To California Sports Betting?
(California) -- There are competing plans for what legalized sports betting could look like this year, one from state lawmakers and another from a coalition of 18 Native...

1/1/2020

article 2020 California election preview: Propositions galore
(California) -- In addition to voting for president in 2020, Californians may weigh in at the ballot box on everything from legalizing psychedelic mushrooms to allowing...

12/28/2019

article JESSE ROBLES: California Dreaming / The journey to sports betting in the Golden State
(California) -- It’s 2020 and it’s well understood that gambling has had a storied role in American history. In the pre-colonial era, European settlers with...

12/26/2019

article NEWELL: California Card Room Fined Millions as Gambling Expansion Stalls
(California) -- It seems like years have passed since California was the greatest hope for legal online poker in the United States. In fact, several years have passed...

12/23/2019

article California citizens to decide between two sports betting proposals
(California) -- California could soon be coming into the wagering market, as voters will be able to choose which of the two separate plans they support come November...
article Two Sports Betting Initiatives Prepare For Assembly and Senate Battles in 2020
(California) -- Two different initiatives to make sports betting legal in California will soon be facing the next steps for a November ballot vote. The Gray and Dodd...

12/22/2019

article California Sports Betting Battle Continues As Tribal Casinos Turn Up The Heat On Cardrooms
(California) -- The battle for a regulated sports betting market in the nation’s most populated state hits a new snag as the latest ballot initiative proposed by...

12/21/2019

article Hearing About Sports Betting In California; Cardrooms Protest
(California) -- The Golden State is definitely going to have some major regulatory changes in the gambling industry next year, as there are talks about legalizing sports...
article Sen. Bill Dodd to co-host hearing on proposal to legalize state sports betting
(California) -- Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assembly member Adam Gray, D-Merced, will convene a joint Senate-Assembly informational hearing on Jan. 8 in Sacramento on a...

12/20/2019

article 2020Sports: Bet on more betting
(California) -- When the Supreme Court ruled last year that the law against sports gambling in the U.S. (everywhere but Nevada) was unconstitutional, the door cracked...
article California Legislators Hope to Break Sports Betting Gridlock
(California) -- Betting experts agree that California is a market that could provide incredible income for state lawmakers and gaming companies alike, but first, all...
article California voters will have to choose between two sports betting plans
(California) -- Sports betting’s legalization has already made states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania a ton of money, and California could soon be coming into the...

12/19/2019

article California Legislature to Hold Sports Betting Hearing January 8, 2020
(California) -- Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, will convene a joint Senate-Assembly informational hearing Jan. 8 in Sacramento on a dodd...
article Dueling Plans Vie to Put Sports Betting Before California Voters [reg req]
(California) -- Californians will debate separate proposals to legalize sports betting next year as supporters of such plans look to break political gridlock and tap...
article For California Sports Betting, The Battle Between Cardrooms And Tribes Looms Large
(California) -- A representative of California cardrooms alleges that the proposed sports betting ballot initiative filed by chairs of the state’s leading Native...

12/7/2019

article Tribal casinos make bold play to control sports betting in California — and legislators are not happy
(California) -- Betting that California is moving toward legalizing sports wagers, American Indian tribes are looking to dominate the action. A powerful coalition of...

12/2/2019

article Lawmakers To Tackle California Sports Betting Bill In January Hearing
(California) -- California lawmakers plan to continue their effort to put a sports betting initiative on the ballot despite the state’s Native American tribes...

11/27/2019

article Sports betting in California: Agua Caliente, Morongo among 18 tribes backing 2020 proposal
(California) -- Leaders of several Riverside and San Bernardino county tribes back a proposal to legalize sports betting in California. They are part of a coalition of...

11/26/2019

article California Horse Racing Industry Supports Tribal Sports Betting Ballot Initiative
(California) -- California’s horse racing industry is a big fan of the sports betting ballot initiative spearheaded by a powerful coalition of state tribal...

11/25/2019

article State Horse Racing Industry Supports Tribal California Sports Betting Effort
(California) -- The California horse racing industry was pleasantly surprised by the proposed ballot initiative to legalize sports betting that was filed recently by the...

11/24/2019

article Would competition from California sportsbooks hurt Nevada?
(California) -- If California were to legalize sports wagering, Nevada sportsbooks would get crushed by the competition, right? Not necessarily. That’s the view of...

11/20/2019

article BLOG: California bet initiative a long process
(California) -- When word came last week that an initiative was going to be placed on the ballot next November to vote on having legalized sports betting in the state of...
article Coalition of 18 tribes files ballot initiative to legalize sports betting in California
(California) -- On November 14, four tribal chairmen filed a ballot initiative to legalize sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks in...

11/19/2019

article California Tribes Finally Budging on Legal Sports Betting Issue
(California) -- In the 18 months since the PASPA ruling that gave states the power to legalize sports betting on their own, it became clear which states would be...
article Off-the-board: California sports betting proposal won’t allow wagers on in-state schools
(California) -- New Jersey doesn’t allow its sports books to accept wagers on games involving Rutgers, Seton Hall, Princeton or any of the state’s other...

11/18/2019

article Analysts say lack of mobile could hinder California sports betting push, but tribes disagree
(California) -- It’s a near certainty that Californians will get to vote next year on legalizing sports betting in the Golden State, which could be worth anywhere...
article California calling as tribes file sports betting legislation for 2020 ballot
(California) -- A coalition of Native American Tribes from California has filed a proposed constitutional amendment for the November 2020 statewide ballot that will...
article California voters could get chance at approving sports betting
(California) -- California voters could get a chance next year to approve sports betting - in a growing trend across the nation that has escaped Connecticut so far. The...
article Tribes, Racetracks Unite for California Sports Betting
(California) -- In an effort to legalize sports betting in California, a coalition of tribes and state racetracks last week proposed a ballot measure—the...

11/17/2019

article California tribes unite for legal sports betting ballot initiative
(California) -- California’s sports betting legalization efforts got a major boost this week as a number of influential Native American tribes offered an olive...

11/16/2019

article California tribes back initiative to legalize sports betting
(California) -- A coalition of Native American tribes has proposed an initiative for the 2020 ballot that would legalize sports betting in California at Indian gaming...
article Sports Betting Proposal From California Tribes Is All Wrong
(California) -- A particular few untapped markets entice the American sports betting industry and politicians more than others. California is prime among them.

11/15/2019

article California tribes propose ballot measure to legalize sports betting
(California) -- Tribes in California are behind a new effort to bring legal and regulated betting to California. On Wednesday, a group of Native American tribes filed a...
article California tribes want to put sports betting on 2020 ballot
(California) -- Sports betting could be legal in California by 2021 if the state’s tribal nations have anything to say about it. And yeah, they definitely have...
article Proposed 2020 ballot measure would allow sports wagering at Native American casinos, racetracks in California
(California) -- Sports betting would be allowed at Native American casinos and at racetracks in California under a proposed ballot measure backed by a coalition of...
article Why California Tribes Think Online Sports Betting Could Ruin All They’ve Built
(California) -- California tribes filed a proposed ballot initiative Wednesday to amend the state constitution to allow for sports betting at Indian gaming casinos and...

11/14/2019

article California Dreaming? Tribes Take First Step Toward Legal Sports Betting
(California) -- California’s tribal gaming community on Wednesday took the first step toward legal sports betting in the most populous state in the nation —...
article California Tribal Coalition Launches Push to Get Sports Betting on Ballot, Cardrooms Need Not Apply
(California) -- The tribes have previously expressed resistance to legalizing sports books, but The LA Times reports that on Wednesday a group of 18 operators filed...
article California Tribes Show Joint Support To Legalise Sports Betting In 2020
(California) -- California could end up having the biggest sports betting market in the country if the state succeeds in passing a bill that would legalise sports...
article California tribes unite for legal sports betting ballot initiative
(California) -- California’s sports betting legalization efforts got a major boost this week as a number of influential Native American tribes offered an olive...
article Tribes push initiative to legalize sports betting in California
(California) -- A coalition of Native American tribes has proposed an initiative for the 2020 ballot that would legalize sports betting in select properties in...

11/13/2019

press release California Indian Tribes Propose Ballot Measure to Legalize, Regulate and Tax Sports Wagering
(California) -- A coalition of Native American Tribes from throughout the state today filed a proposed constitutional amendment for the November 2020 statewide ballot...
article California tribes back initiative to legalize sports betting
(California) -- A coalition of Native American tribes has proposed an initiative for the 2020 ballot that would legalize sports betting in California at Indian gaming...
article Native American tribes propose initiative to legalize sports betting in California
(California) -- Betting on Los Angeles Lakers and Rams games would be legal in California under an initiative proposed Wednesday by a coalition of Native American tribes...
article Why This Try To Legalize California Sports Betting Might Stick
(California) -- This could be the attempt to legalize California sports betting that catches. A powerful coalition of Native American tribes filed this week a ballot...
article California Inches Closer To Legalizing Sports Betting
(California) -- The movement to legalize sports betting in California faces a busy second half of November as a hearing and tribal input threaten the long opposed...

11/11/2019

article Sports Betting Is On The Menu In California But Major Hurdles Remain
(California) -- At a recent panel discussion at the 2019 Sports Betting USA Conference, the prospect that California could be in play for sports betting in 2020 was...

11/8/2019

article SBUSA: California tribal casinos [might] have sports betting, panelist predicts at conference
(New York) -- Several tribal gaming leaders urged caution regarding the implementation of sports betting Wednesday during a two-day conference on the topic. There is...

11/7/2019

article The Future of Sports Betting in California Is Coming in Slow
(California) -- Ever since the Supreme Court of the United States has made a decision regarding the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act or PASPA in 2018, many...

11/4/2019

article California legislators to hold hearings into sports betting legalization
(California) -- Legislators in California are reportedly set to begin considering a measure later this month that could eventually lead to the western state legalizing...

11/3/2019

article California moves a little closer to legal sports wagers
(California) -- As California continues its push to become as self-sufficient as possible, an industry that has escaped its grasp for decades might be ready to enter its...

11/1/2019

article California Dream Could Become Reality For Sportsbooks in 2020 Ballot Push
(California) -- California, long viewed as one of the holy grails of the legal sports wagering industry, could turn operators’ and gamblers’ dreams into...
article California Sports Betting? Legislative Hearing Likely To Take Place In Los Angeles This Month
(California) -- Lawmakers in California are lining up witnesses for their first sports betting hearing of 2019. Per Legal Sports Report sources, the legislature hopes to...

10/31/2019

article Betting on the ballot: Voters could decide future of sports betting in California
(California) -- A year from now, Californians may be voting on whether to have legalized sports betting available in casinos, card rooms, and maybe even in stadiums and...
article PGA Tour bringing betting to its events -- but not in California
(California) -- You might have missed it because of the news of Tiger Woods winning his record-tying 82nd PGA Tour victory at the event or the fact that the tournament...

10/21/2019

article Sports betting slow in coming to California: Here’s what it might look like
(California) -- A year and a half after a Supreme Court decision legalized sports betting across the country, California so far stands pat — not yet letting state...

9/4/2019

article Legalized Sports Betting In California: What You Need To Know
(California) -- The sports betting world is a billion-dollar industry, however, in much of America, it remains shrouded in the zone of hazy legality. With many states...

7/3/2019

article California Lawmakers Introduce Another Sports Betting Bill
(California) -- California lawmakers introduced new legislation on Thursday that would allow voters the opportunity to legalize sports betting as soon as November 2020.

7/2/2019

article State Senator Bill Dodd sponsors bill that could lead to sports betting in state
(California) -- State Sen. Bill Dodd is betting that legal sports gambling can help build bridges and educate California’s youth. The Democrat from Napa, whose...

7/1/2019

article CHA-CHING: Adam Gray leading charge to legalize Calif. sports gambling
(California) -- Legalizing sports betting in California took a step forward last week. Merced Asm. Adam Gray and State Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) proposed a ballot measure...
article Heavy Lift On California Sports Betting Could Take A Year To Sort Out
(California) -- If California has a decision whether to authorize sports betting on the ballot in November 2020, it will be voting on a full-fledged bill. Sen. Bill Dodd...

6/30/2019

article California Trying for Legal Sports Betting in 2020
(California) -- The landscape of sports in the state of California is rapidly changing as we know it. Last month, the Senate for the state of California gave their...
article Sports betting bill proposed in California
(California) -- Lawmakers in California have introduced a new sports betting bill. Assemblyman Adam Gray and Senator Bill Dodd are joint sponsors of the bill and want to...

6/29/2019

article California Could Put Sports Betting On The 2020 November Ballot
(California) -- “The Legislature by statute may authorize and provide for the regulation of sports wagering.” Those fourteen words are filed under California...
article Care to make a wager on that? Californians could vote on legalizing sports betting
(California) -- Californians could soon get to vote on whether to legalize sports betting. Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a constitutional amendment Thursday that...

6/28/2019

article California Could Put Sports Betting On The 2020 November Ballot
(California) -- “The Legislature by statute may authorize and provide for the regulation of sports wagering.” Those fourteen words are filed under California...
article California Lawmakers Pushing To Let Voters Decide On Legal Sports Betting
(California) -- It seems that nearly every state in the union has one sports betting champion. California’s is Adam Gray (21st District). The Assemblyman in the most...
article Lawmakers introduce amendment to legalize sports betting in California
(California) -- As one state after another embraces legalized sports betting in light of the Supreme Court’s decision last year to strike down a federal law...
article Sports betting bill proposed in California
(California) -- Lawmakers in California have introduced a new sports betting bill. Assemblyman Adam Gray and Senator Bill Dodd are joint sponsors of the bill and want to...
press release Sen. Dodd, Asm. Gray Introduce Sports Betting Legislation
(California) -- Working collaboratively, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblymember Adam Gray, D-Merced, introduced legislation today that would amend the California...

6/27/2019

article California Sports Betting Bill Appears Suddenly, But What Are Its Chances?
(California) -- Don’t look now, but the country’s most populous state is eying up legal sports betting. For the second year in a row, a pair of California...
article Make California sports betting legal? Lawmakers propose measure to go on 2020 ballot
(California) -- Joining a national wave, California lawmakers on Thursday proposed an initiative that would legalize sports betting in the state in response to last year...
article Sports-wagering bill introduced in California
(California) -- A California assemblyman on Thursday introduced legislation that aims to authorize sports betting. California Assemblyman Adam Gray said ACA 16, a...

5/24/2019

article BLOG: California Sports Betting
(California) -- Everything We Know about How Sports Betting Online Can Become Legal in California: California has attempted to legalize online gambling in the state...

3/24/2019

article Nevius: Legalized sports betting is a whole new ballgame
(California) -- It used to happen every year about this time. Some guy would get the NCAA Tournament office pool together and send out brackets. Then he’d collect...

3/6/2019

article California sports betting a no-go
(California) -- Sports betting in California is not going to happen this year. An initiative proposed in the state regarding sports betting was unable to move forward....
article California Sports Betting Ballot Initiative Goes Down in Flames, Gathers No Signatures
(California) -- A campaign to put sports betting on the California ballot has hit the skids without gathering a single signature of support, but Russel Lowery —...

3/5/2019

article Proposed California Sports Betting Initiative Fails Before It Ever Starts
(California) -- Momentum for California sports betting will not come this year from the legislature or the ballot. A proposed initiative to authorize CA sports betting...

2/22/2019

article Webis extends California gambling licence amid sports-betting optimism
(California) -- Webis Holdings' shares climbed on Friday after the company's advanced-deposit wagering business received a two-year licence approval until 2021...

10/22/2018

article OP/ED: May Supreme Court decision could open sports books
(California) -- On May 18, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) in a 6-3 decision. The initial decision...

8/24/2018

article OP/ED: California Legalized Sports Betting May Be on the Horizon
(California) -- While sports betting in California is at least another couple of years away, there have been some positive moves recently. For example, the attorney...

8/21/2018

article California Sports Betting Takes Next Step on Long Journey
(California) -- Californians may still have to travel to Nevada to place a sports bet, but a key ballot initiative decision has brought in-state gambling on step closer...
article RUDDOCK: Like Online Poker, CA Sports Betting Is An Issue No One Can Agree On
(California) -- Sports betting supporters are learning a fast and simple truth: Gaming expansion in California is never easy. Since the Supreme Court decision that...

8/20/2018

article ICYMI: California effort to allow sports betting cleared to collect signatures as foes emerge
(California) -- A proponent of an initiative to allow sports betting in California received the state’s approval to begin collecting signatures to put the measure...

8/6/2018

article COLUMN: Legalized betting may not be a great panacea, after all
(California) -- It probably won’t be long before you can order a caffe macchiato at Starbucks and then tell the barista to put down a few sawbucks on Rams-49ers...

7/30/2018

article The complexities of California Gaming Market
(California) -- Complexities over the potential legalisation of sports betting in California are creating an issue that’s being replicated in many parts of the...

7/17/2018

article November Ballot For California Sports Betting Bill Unlikely
(California) -- In May 2018, the US Supreme Court struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball, and other sports in most states. This...

6/18/2018

article 'Betting Windows' Could Be Headed to LA's Staples Center
(California) -- Staples Center President Lee Zeidman told TheStadiumBusiness.com that the Los Angeles building is considering “betting windows” after the U.S...

6/16/2018

article Legal sports betting not coming to California, Sonoma County anytime soon
(California) -- d onto your wallet. Legal sports betting likely is still years off in Sonoma County. Almost immediately after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the...

6/14/2018

article Sports betting referendum possibly coming to California
(California) -- In California, a political consultant has reportedly initiated a campaign that could see registered voters asked whether the western state should alter...

6/12/2018

article California Sports Betting Initiative Proposed for 2020 Ballot
(California) -- Californians have never been ones to wait around and let government do the work. And keeping in theme with wanting to have a say in what’s next for...
article Initiative to legalize sports betting in California proposed for 2020 ballot
(California) -- An initiative to legalize sports betting in the state was proposed Monday for the November 2020 ballot by a political consultant working with California...
article LOWERY: Today, California is One Step Closer to Legal Sports Betting
(California) -- Californians across the state celebrated Friday night when the Warriors claimed another NBA title. But millions were cheering not just because they were...

6/11/2018

article New California Sports Betting Effort Comes Via Ballot Initiative Filed This Week
(California) -- If the state legislature does not allow voters to decide on legalizing California sports betting, an initiative filed Monday might give them the chance....

5/25/2018

article KIRKLAND: Legalized sports gambling in California? The Supreme Court is right – it’s a sure bet
(California) -- With this month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, individual states now have the ability to legalize sports wagering within their borders. Millions of...

5/18/2018

article California sports betting bill unlikely for November ballot
(California) -- Legalizing sports betting in California faces a difficult deadline to make the November ballot and could be years from implementation, according to state...
article Report: Sports betting in California unlikely to happen for at least two years
(California) -- Legalized sports betting in California could be several years away, according to a published report. The U.S. Supreme Court this week ruled states cannot...

5/15/2018

article California sports betting would need constitutional change
(California) -- Voters would have to change California's Constitution before legal sports betting could come to the nation's most populous state, state lawmakers...
article California voters could act on legalized sports betting as early as November
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door Monday to legalized sports gambling across the nation, and California could walk right on through it in November...
article Could the Supreme Court's sports gambling decision mean legal betting in California?
(California) -- Could California soon allow legal sports gambling? A U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday sets that up as a possibility. In a 6-3 ruling, the nation...

5/14/2018

article California voters could act on legalized sports betting as early as November
(California) -- The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door Monday to legalized sports gambling across the nation, and California could walk right on through it in November...
article COLUMN: Next step for California in sports betting debate: Cash in
(California) -- Take the money, California. Take it because someone, somewhere absolutely will. Take it because sports wagering already is happening — in the...
article Legal sports betting set to explode after court ruling. But get ready for a battle over the dollars
(California) -- Suddenly, all bets are on regarding the future of American sports gambling. A surge in betting caused by the Supreme Court's lifting of a federal ban...
article Supreme Court ruling opens the door for legalized sports betting nationwide
(California) -- The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for an explosion in legalized sports betting across the nation, striking down a federal law that told states...
article What the Supreme Court ruling on sports betting means for California
(California) -- After a Supreme Court decision struck down federal restrictions on sports betting Monday, California’s gaming community gave a mixed response, with...
press release CNIGA Chairman Steve Stallings Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court Allowing for Sports Wagering
(California) -- Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) also known as the Bradley Act, which prohibited all...

10/4/2017

article Opinion: Congress should repeal sports gambling ban, let California chart its own path
(California) -- Southern California is now home to two NFL teams. And it has long been home to pro baseball, basketball and soccer teams, as well as two of the biggest...

8/3/2017

article California Prepares For Federal Sports Betting Reform
(California) -- In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court indicating that it will hear New Jersey’s appeal against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act...

7/25/2017

article Tribes against sports betting in California
(California) -- After the announcement that assemblymember Adam Gray introduced a constitutional amendment that would allow California to offer sports betting in the...

7/24/2017

article California Sports-Betting Bill ‘Premature And Unnecessary’, Say Tribes [sub req]
(California) -- The chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) has warned that a proposed constitutional amendment laying the groundwork for a...
article California to authorise sports betting
(California) -- As sports betting keeps growing and proving one of the most profitable gambling sections, more and more states are jumping in the bandwagon and...

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