Things are really, really getting interesting in terms of the legalization of California Sports Betting. As things stand, multiple initiatives are set to be on the November ballot, with one powered by the major sportsbooks in the USA and the other being backed by the Tribal casinos. In a shocking twist, another tribe backs sportsbooks in California sports betting battle and people can’t believe it. Now, there are three tribes in total who have gotten on board with the sportsbooks.
This is of course a big-time surprise and one that people didn’t see coming. You’d think that the tribes would want to band together, right? That’s not the case, as several groups think that the “California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act” for the sports betting will be the most beneficial one for the state. This one promises to bring in millions of dollars for the government to use to combat the two issues in the state.
According to a report, the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe is now on board with the sportsbooks. They’ve joined Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians in backing the sportsbooks. With the Santa Rosa group, it’s quite clear that they’re excited for the future of sports betting and they’re ready to see what MGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and others can get done.
“Prop. 27 will provide us with economic opportunity to fortify our Tribe’s future for generations and protect Tribal sovereignty,” chairman of the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribe Leo Sisco said via a press release. “And it is the only measure that will deliver hundreds of millions of dollars each year to help solve homelessness and address mental health in California.”
ICYMI: The California online sports betting measure backed by BetMGM, DraftKings & FanDuel is set to qualify for the 2022 ballot, state officials announced Monday; the measure will be on the same ballot as a separate retail-only sportsbook initiative backed by state gaming tribes
— Ryan Butler (@ButlerBets) June 28, 2022
The battle between the two initiatives keeps going strong
To no one’s surprise, the battle between the two initiatives keeps going strong and that’s not going to change at all leading up to the fall. The ads for both of these initiatives has continued at a high rate and it’s obvious that they’re trying to one up one another in terms of getting the attention of the voters. Right now, the general feeling is that nothing will be stopping California from legalizing sports betting.
The only question mark is which side will end up taking control of things. This is a vote that’s going to be worth billions of dollars for the state. The need for regulated sports betting is a must for a state as big as California. This team is loaded with so many pro teams, as well as talented college teams as well across the board. That fact that it has taken this long for betting to go through is wild.
With that said, nothing has been set in stone yet and there’s still a wait that comes with all of this. Again, though, it would be a total stunner if betting was legalized this fall. Things are going to be changing here in the near future in a big way for the state and its bettors. The days of illegal, unregulated sports betting is about to come to an end. This has been needed for a while now, for sure.
A countless amount of money has been bet illegally on all the sports. Bookies continue to run things all over the state and they won’t like sports betting being legalized. They’ll be out of business, but that’s of course going to be a good thing for everyone else here. Legal sports betting will be wonderful. On top of that, you can count on the online sports betting market also taking off in California.
Sports betting in time for the NFL playoffs would be ideal
With everyone eyeing the November ballot, keep in mind that sports betting in time for the NFL playoffs would be ideal for California. This would come about two months after the November ballot and it would lead to the sports betting venture getting started with a complete and total bang. People will be checking the NFL odds with a passion, especially with so many teams hoping to win the Super Bowl.
Last year, California was proud to see the Los Angeles Rams win the Super Bowl. Matthew Stafford is back with the Rams and although Von Miller has left to play for the Buffalo Bills, LA was able to sign future Hall of Famer Bobby Wagner to a new deal. Wagner will go down in history as one of the best players in Seattle Seahawks history, and now he’ll be playing for the Rams instead.
In addition to the Rams, the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Chargers are expected to make plenty of noise in California too in addition to the Rams. All in all, this is going to be a sensational NFL season and people can’t wait to see how things shape out. For California, it would be a major win if its citizens would be able to make bets for the playoffs and Super Bowl.
Mark your calendars, Rams Fans! 😬
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) May 13, 2022