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Sacramento’s Sky River Casino opens ahead of schedule

The Sky River Casino, Sacramento County’s first tribal facility, which was supposed to open in September, is reported to open two weeks early on Monday, at midnight, putting the casino two weeks ahead of schedule. Boyd Gaming built and developed the casino located in Elk Grove, 15 miles south of downtown Sacramento, for the Wilton […]

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MLB supports sports betting authorization in California

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced its support for authorizing sports betting in California. The MLB became the first U.S. major sports league to take a side between sports betting companies and the state‚Äôs tribal gaming operators. Two primary sports betting initiatives are on the November ballot that includes Proposition 26 in-person betting restriction, while […]

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California political betting ad could cost billions by November

The amount of money that is allocated for two propositions in the California general election has reached $350 million, according to reports. According to the Los Angeles Times, the number could rise up to half a billion by the time of election day this November. California is the most populous state in the U.S. With […]

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California NAACP filed lawsuit against “false” statements in Prop 26

The California-Hawaii NAACP reportedly opposes a portion of the ballot papers in Proposition 26, despite their overall support for the measure. Proposition 26 is a ballot proposition in California that would authorize in-person sports betting especially at tribal casinos and certain horse racetracks. According to reports, the California-Hawaii NAACP filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, August […]

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California sports betting initiatives raise over $256.4 million

Committees supporting and opposing California Propositions 26 and 27 are reported to successfully raised over $256.4 million. This makes the two propositions, which would legalize in-person and mobile sports betting respectively, become the most expensive ballot measures in California history. This funding eclipsed the previous record which was reached in 2020 for Proposition 22 regarding […]

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Legal Online Casino Expansion May Result In More Annual, Tax Revenue

According to Las Vegas-based gaming company Light & Wonder, expanding legal online casinos to more U.S. states has the potential to gain annual revenue of over $30 billion with tax revenue of $6,35 billion. The research, commissioned by Light & Wonder and conducted by VIXIO GamblingCompliance, examined the prospective financial outcomes if internet gaming, often […]

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California violates IGRA with environmental rules on tribal casinos

According to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, California violated the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The state required environmental concessions from Native American Tribes during negotiations to renew their contract with nearly 30 pages of environmental regulations and changes to family law and tort law to operate the casinos in the “Las Vegas […]

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California AFSCME union opposes tribal ballot measure

A major political organization in California revealed its position on Thursday’s upcoming sports betting ballot measures. The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36 opposes the proposed amendment to the state constitution that would allow sports betting. It has the support of several tribal gaming entities. The council, based in […]

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California Democratic Party opposes online sports betting legalization

California Democratic Party has taken contradictory positions on an expansion project for online sports betting within the state that is scheduled to begin in the fall. The party made the opposing statement against this proposed referendum on Monday. There are two propositions being brought to the legislative, Proposition 26 and Proposition 27. Proposition 26 enables […]

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DraftKings CEO Jason Robins pushes iGaming legislation in California

On Friday, during the National Council of Legislators from the Gaming States (NCLGS) in Boston, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins pushed legislation for iGaming and casinos in California state. Robins encouraged the state lawmakers by telling the potential benefits of betting. According to sources, he spoke and touted to state-elected officials, regulators, and industry stakeholders. Robins […]