California Gambling News Headlines 2024

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.

2024 Online Casino Gaming Options For CA Players

February 19, 2024
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Online California casino sites pride themselves on providing a vast selection of casino games to cater to their players. From classic table games like poker, blackjack, and roulette to cutting-edge slots with immersive gameplay, there’s something for everyone. Online, you will find more titles, more variety, and more significant rewards. Additionally, live dealer games offer an … Read more

Free Casino Live Dealer Training For CA Citizens Seeking A New Career

December 21, 2023
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Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park, California, offers free “dealer” school for potential new hires. CA residents over the age of 21 who can work holidays and weekends can now attend a free casino dealer school to learn some essential skills before starting a new career as a croupier in the gambling industry. Once students complete … Read more

Expect California Sports Betting On The 2024 Ballot

September 21, 2023
Sportsbook cheer

While we generally cover California casinos — specifically of the online variety — the only real gambling news in the Golden State of late has to do with sports betting. Sure, there’s that whole kerfuffle between the tribal casinos and CA car rooms, but that’s more of a back-and-forth back-burner thing. It’s going to be … Read more

Legal CA Sports Betting On Hold For Another Year Or Two

September 15, 2023
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With the start of the 2023 NFL season (or the end of it, if you’re a Jets fan), the nation’s most populous state is still on the outside looking in when it comes to legal domestic sports betting. In 2022, it was looking like a sure thing that the Golden State would join the ranks … Read more

SB-549 Seeks To Resolve CA Tribal Casino Cardroom Dispute

August 22, 2023
California table games

Nowhere are tribal casinos more powerful – at least en masse – than in California. And that makes sense, as CA is the birthplace of the tribal casino concept, which spread nationwide after the watershed 1997 California v. Cabazon Band of Mission Indians court ruling. However, that tribal power is being tested in recent years … Read more

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