Who will control sports betting in California?

Aug 28, 2021

Sports betting is coming to California, but once again the question is who will control and benefit from it. California’s casino-owning tribes are moving quickly to grab a monopoly, and once again they face well-heeled rivals.

A 2018 Supreme Court decision opened the door to legal sports betting by voiding a federal law that prohibited it. Ever since, state after state — 32 so far — has legalized it and even the titans of professional sports, who once disdained betting on their games, are cashing in.

So what about California?

Source: Dan Walters for Cal Matters