Gov. Gavin Newsom further dooms CA online sports betting Prop 27

California online sports betting has not looked likely for months now, but Gov. Gavin Newson has arguably put the nail in the coffin with polling also suggesting that both CA Proposition 26 and 27 will not pass. Newsom said (via Politico) that “Proposition 27 is bad for California. It would hurt California’s Indian Tribes, increase […]

Neil Roarty  •  04 Dec 2023
CA online sports betting dealt further blow as DraftKigns and FanDuel pull back on advertising

CA online sports betting looks a distant dream as betting giants DraftKings and FanDuel Group will pull back on advertising as Proposition 27 looks as if it’s heading for defeat in early November. California online sports betting falls under Proposition 27, with retail sports betting (tribal) coming under Proposition 26. According to recent polls, both […]

Neil Roarty  •  19 Oct 2022
Poll suggests California online sports betting legalization unlikely any time soon

A recent poll commissioned by the Public Policy Institute of California has shown that defeat is more than likely in commercial operators bid to legalize online sports betting wagering across CA. Polling suggests that 34% of ‘likely’ voters would opt against Proposition 27; the proposition to allow online and mobile sports wagering outside of tribal […]

Neil Roarty  •  01 Oct 2022
Industry analysts predict sports betting defeat for California | CA online not likely

Industry analysts are not optimistic about California sports betting becoming legal, in a retail or online capacity. Both Proposition 26 and Proposition 27 will be voted on in early November, and require 50 percent or upwards of the vote to pass – something that looks increasingly unlikely. Despite marketing spending pushing half a billion US […]

Neil Roarty  •  01 Nov 2023
California online sports betting dealt blow by Republican Party | CA Republicans side with Tribes

California’s Republican Party has voiced its opposition to Proposition 27, the ballot initiative that seeks to legalize online sports betting on a CA state-wide level. The GOP recently announced its position on all seven proposals which the Californians will head to the ballots to decide on come November 8th. This, of course, includes Proposition 26 […]

Neil Roarty  •  23 Aug 2022
MLB swings for CA online sports betting

Major League Baseball released a statement last week supporting CA Proposition 27, which would see the legalization of online sports betting in California. As reported yesterday, spending on California’s sports betting ballot initiatives has usurped previous records and looks set to hit upwards of US$500m by November 8th. Proposition 26 and Proposition 27 are currently […]

Neil Roarty  •  18 Aug 2022
California sports betting destroys campaign spending record

Despite there almost being three months until the decision on California’s ballot initiatives, gambling tribes and commercial operators have already smashed the record for campaign spending, usurping US$350m so far. The previous record for campaign spending was held by Proposition 22, which was eventually found invalid by a state court judge. This wasn’t before the […]

Neil Roarty  •  17 Aug 2022
FanDuel CEO Opposes Collegiate Advertising as California Sports Betting Vote Draws Closer

FanDuel CEO Amy Howe conducted a wide-ranging interview with Contessa Brewer at SBC Summit North Americas this week, outlining clearly that FanDuel will not be promoting the brand using college athletes. This comes ahead of the pivotal California betting ballot in which part of the argument against legalized online sports betting is that it encourages […]

Neil Roarty  •  14 Jul 2022
DraftKings CEO Confident of California Sports Betting Rollout despite tribal opposition

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins told the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (“NCLGS”) summer meeting in Boston that he remains confident of legal California sports betting rollout despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by California tribes to defeat the ballot initiative. The November 8 California ballot will feature Online sports betting ballot measure  Proposition 27, as […]

Neil Roarty  •  11 Jul 2022