California cardrooms fight sports betting measure backed by native tribes
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Another CA card room has joined the fight against a tribal sports betting measure
It has been four years now since California was able to legalize sports betting for its residents, with several players vying for a spot at Golden State’s gaming table, including its native tribes, halls cards and its racetracks as well as most outside sports betting operators.
Last week, another California gambling hall joined a class action lawsuit seeking to stop a Native-backed sports betting initiative that is set to appear on the state ballot in November so voters can decide. if they want some form of legal sports betting market in their state.
As we recently reported, US poll results from Berkeley indicated that 45% of respondents were in favor of legal sports betting in California, with 33% opposed and 22% undecided, indicating that there is a serious interest in legalizing, regulating and taxing. this activity.
Currently, if California bettors want to bet on sports, they must use unregulated offshore sportsbooks, illicit bookmakers or travel to a neighboring state where it is already legal, such as Nevada and Oregon and soon , most likely, in Arizona as well. .
The goal of California’s native tribes seems to be to let the state’s voters decide.
Indigenous tribes seek to put sports gambling proposal on November state ballot
The sports betting proposal that financially affects certain California cardrooms and racetracks would make sports betting legal at tribal casinos and racetracks, a move that would provide direct competition to an existing market and all of its participants.
The argument against the native-backed proposal is that it involves more than one topic, which is not allowed, a minor technicality that could end his chances of appearing on the November poll of the State if deemed invalid by process owners.
Cal-Pac Rancho Cordova, which operates the Parkwest Casino Cordova in Sacramento and the Hollywood Park Casino based in Inglewood, is fighting against this native initiative, which believes that since the ballot also gives tribes the right to sue local gambling halls, it violates the rule limiting subjects to one.
This is however not the only sports betting proposition in the state.
Several sports betting initiatives in California have been proposed
At least two other additional sports betting initiatives are underway in California, each with its own set of potential rules and regulations and tax rates, but neither will appear on the ballot unless it receives the required number of signatures on time.
A different group of native tribes, some based in Sacramento County, support a proposal that would allow tribes to offer retail and mobile sports betting as well as roulette and craps in their California casinos.
Another initiative is backed by card rooms, racetracks and stadiums across the state that want to join native tribes in creating a legal online retail and sports betting market in California, the most populated by the country.
It makes financial sense for the largest state in the United States to join over thirty other states that have already successfully launched their own sports betting markets, so check back for all the latest news and updates as you go. that these initiatives reach voters.