Own Sports Betting Proposals Before Coronavirus Stopped Them – When Governor Gavin Newsom closed most of the economic activity in the state, the tribes spent $ 7 million on the effort and collected 971,373 of the 997,139 signatures needed to resolve the issue up front. voters.
With their efforts, the tribes did their best to get a bigger share of the California gambling market, as opposed to what they considered the crude deal of the Dodd statute.
Under the proposed law, tribes would be granted the right to sports betting and would also gain the ability to offer games such as craps and roulette, but would share rights to house-backed card games such as blackjack with commercial card rooms in states only permitted to spread poker.
Cardroom has found loopholes in laws that allow them to spread the current game, which tribes say violates current agreements with the state.
If their sports betting proposals get the required signature requirements and pass a statewide referendum, those tribes will remain exclusivity on all home-backed matches, while retaining the right to offer sports betting.