California Gambling News Headlines 2023

This section of our website is dedicated to providing informational news headlines and articles that are relevant to the gambling industry in California, and to the online casino gambling options available to residents and visitors in the state. California is unique in that they have dedicated research teams from the UCLA Gambling Studies Program and a host of resources in the state that deliver valuable information concerning gambling in the Golden State. California is also a source of relevant news due to the state's interest in legalizing state regulated online gambling and their rather large existing gambling industry largely comprised of tribal gambling businesses. This all makes for an intriguing and newsworthy gambling related environment, and we are committed to bringing that information to our readers.

CA Pro-Gambling, Anti-Gambling Propaganda Ramps Up

September 16, 2022
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As we get closer and closer to the November election that will see California residents vote on two different gambling expansion bills (which we’ve already discussed at length here and here), the anti-gambling lobby is finally coming out of the woodwork. With a shade over six weeks to go before domestic CA sports betting is … Read more

Don’t Be A Midterm Midwit: CA Prop 27 Isn’t About Sports Betting

August 25, 2022
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With the 2022 Midterm elections coming up, one state – California – has a lot more on the ballot than the usual mundanity. This year, the state is considering two separate gambling-related referenda: Proposition 26 and Proposition 27. So far, interested parties have spent a staggering $362 million on lobbying the state – and the public … Read more

California Sports Betting Props Clash On November Ballot

July 25, 2022
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After Nevada, California has the most casinos in the United States. But aside from a few new openings and other standard annual events – or in this case, “back to business” events before, inevitably, everyone closes up shop again around election time because of some COVID-monkeypox “double threat” – there’s not that much going on. … Read more

California Gov. Approves Tejon Compact, New Hard Rock Casino

June 16, 2022
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A major new California casino could be coming to the Golden State in the near future. On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a gaming compact with the Tejon Indian Tribe of California, allowing the tribe to partner with the Seminole Tribe of Florida on a major gambling project. The CA gaming compact – which … Read more

Will California Sportsbooks Have Hollywood Celebrity Betting Odds?

June 3, 2022

  Will California Sportsbooks Have Hollywood Celebrity Betting Odds? As California special interests continue their back-and-forth about whether legal CA sports betting has a place in the Golden State, one thing is already off the table. Or, at least, it probably is. Yes, we’re talking about entertainment betting and current events betting. And if you’ve … Read more

Will California Sports Betting Put Cardrooms Out Of Business?

May 26, 2022

While California is home to dozens of Class II and Class III tribal casinos, the state also boasts upwards of 80 active cardrooms. And those cardrooms are big business. They’re so big, in fact, that they could delay California’s most recent and highest-profile attempt at legalizing domestic sports betting. The initiative, informally called the Tribal … Read more

Californians to Vote on Tribal Sports Betting in 2022

June 28, 2021

Californians to Vote on Tribal Sports Betting in 2022 – Tribal Casinos in California have become increasingly vocal about their desire to implement domestic sports betting across the state. While the state has long prohibited land-based and retail sports betting, residents are expected to vote on the measure in 2022. At the start of 2020, … Read more

California Casino Moves Towards Cashless Gaming As Offshore Sites Still Reign Supreme

December 10, 2020

There has been word on the street for some time now that cashless gambling will be the new standard for domestic casino operations. Recently, state and tribal gambling revenues have tanked due to COVID-19; the demand for cashless gaming has increased. This summer, the American Gaming Association (AGA) formally endorsed cashless gaming. Popular casino management … Read more

Do Casinos Reduce Child Obesity Among California Indian Tribes?

October 30, 2019

Do Casinos Reduce Child Obesity Among California Indian Tribes? With the latest findings from a recent study published back in March of 2014 by the Journal of the American Medicine Association, not only do casinos in California help gamblers to make extra money every now and then and provide enjoyable entertainment, they can also help … Read more

Interesting Facts and Statistics About Casino Gambling in California

October 30, 2019

Interesting Facts and Statistics About Casino Gambling in California There are quite a few interesting facts and statistics about casino gambling in California that might be of interest to players and those simply involved in observing various aspects of the industry. Some of the more intriguing statistics paint the picture of what gambling is like … Read more