There’s a different kind of gold rush in California: The race to legalize sports betting

Jan 10, 2022

Last weekend marked the first time New Yorkers could make legal online wagers on the Jets or Knicks or Yankees. After a 2018 Supreme Court decision overturned federal restrictions, more than 30 states have legalized some form of sports gambling.

One potentially lucrative holdout: California. There’s a flurry of interest groups, from Native American tribes to online gaming sites, that are fighting for their slice of the action.