California Tribes Firing up Controversial Ad Against Sports Betting Opponents

When it comes to California sports betting trying to move forward in the near future, we are now down to two propositions that will be voted on in November. Those two propositions are the one powered by the Indian tribes, and the other is being powered by the major sportsbooks out there, of course including FanDuel, DraftKings and more. Well, things have just gotten interesting, with the California Tribes firing up controversial ad against sports betting opponents.

This has people talking, and not in a good way at all. In the ad, the Indian tribes really go after the sportsbooks, saying that a big chunk of the money that will be coming in through the sports betting will be going towards out of state corporations. This ad, which has been seen countless times already, has raised plenty of eyebrows and people are not happy about it. The sportsbooks are sure to respond here in the near future too.

“It’s not paid for by California Tribes,” part of the ad said, which has upset folks. “It’s paid for by the out-of-state gambling corporations that wrote prop 27. It doesn’t tell you that 90% of the profits will go to out of state corporations and a tiny share goes to the homeless and less goes to Tribes …. Hidden agendas, fine print, loopholes. Vote No on Prop 27 – they didn’t write it for the Tribes.”

With Proposition 27, the major sportsbooks have said that they’ll be using a large amount of money to help with the homelessness and mental health issue in California. However, the tribes’ ads have said that this won’t be the case. They feel like they have strong enough evidence here too to make such a claim. It’s tough to see, but this is where things are at right now. Give it time, and we know the sportsbooks will be responding.

When will California sports betting arrive?

As things continue to heat up, people keep wondering when will California sports betting arrive? This remains tough to say, but keep in mind that the ballot is set for November and the good people of the state will have the opportunity to vote on things then. The expectation is that one of the sports betting initiatives will go through. Then after this, it should only take a little bit of time for things to move forward and people to be able to make their wagers.

As we’ve said countless times on MyTopSportsbooks, legal sports betting in California is long overdue. With California featuring so many fantastic teams both at the college and professional level, the time is now for things to move forward. People are going to be checking out the NFL odds, NBA odds and so much more once they’re allowed to make their bets without having to worry about things. This is something that has been going on for far too long.

The days of illegal betting will be coming to an end here soon. This is the kind of news that people have surely been waiting for. With that said, people aren’t getting overly excited just yet. With the way things have gone for sports betting in the state, there have been so many delays and just when you think things are going smooth, the opposite happens to be the case. We’ll see if once November arrives, people will be able to celebrate the news of sports betting coming.

Florida issues are certainly being watched in California

It goes without saying, but Florida issues are currently being watched in California, as the nonsense going on over there could turn to be a problem for California too. As plenty of people are aware, Florida temporarily had sports betting go through for a few weeks, but then things were shut down by a U.S. Federal Judge. Lawsuits were filed to get the sports betting to be stopped, which was heartbreaking for so many people. People in Florida got a taste of betting, only for it to be removed.

As things stand, it’s unknown when sports betting will be able to get going in Florida. There’s worry that things will be delayed until 2024. Fans of sports betting are hopeful for 2023, but the fact that 2024 is being discussed is deflating. There’s simply no reason things should be taking this long for Florida. They’re also a major state and have all the resources needed to make sports betting go down.

Instead, the state is running into countless issues. Because of this, people in California are also worried that even if one of the propositions goes through in November, that a lawsuit will be filed soon after that and delay things. That’d be a back-breaker if it were to go down, but people are keeping their fingers crossed the opposite will be the case. Only time will tell how things shape out, so we’ll have to wait and see how it goes. Until then, you can expect more battles through ads to be coming.

Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis Jr. comes from Mississippi where he and his family spend their days discussing college football and basketball. He's written sports journalism for years after studying journalism at a local university.