Sports gambling giants back new online betting initiative in California

Aug 31, 2021

Major gambling players intend to ante up $100 million for an online sports betting initiative that would fund homelessness and mental health efforts, adding a new wrinkle to the 2022 battle over California's lucrative gaming future.

Proponents told POLITICO they will file the “California Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support Act" today with the state attorney general's office. Top backers include DraftKings, FanDuel and BetMGM, and they will establish a campaign committee today, according to campaign manager Dana Williamson, a veteran political strategist who advised former Gov. Jerry Brown.

Source: Politico