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March 31st, 2022 at 8:17:09 AM permalink
In addition to this proposed ballot measure, which has enough signatures to be on the November 2022 ballot, there are two competing measures that are still in the petition stage. Both would allow online sports betting, which the first one does not.
One of the two would limit online betting to being run by the tribes themselves; the other would let the tribes outsource their online sports betting.
I bring this up because, a few weeks ago, an organization calling itself Californians for Tribal Sovereignty and Safe Gaming, consisting mainly of three tribes, has started running ads warning us that some out-of-state companies (and while none are named in the voiceover, FanDuel and DraftKings are shown on the screen) want to be able to run online betting, with "no real jobs created in California" and "90% of the profits leaving the state." One of the "major funders" of the ad is the Rincon band of the Luiseño tribe, which owns the Harrah's Southern California casino; I have a feeling which side Caesar's is going to take on this one.

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