California tribal leaders expect no sports betting initiatives in 2024

California tribal leaders expect no sports betting initiatives in 2024

Article brief provided by PlayUSA
  • Matthew Kredell , PlayUSA
September 14, 2023 4:04 PM

It’s shaping up to be a quiet election cycle for California sports betting.

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Speaking at the Indian Gaming Association Mid-Year Conference at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, California Nations Indian Gaming Association Chairman James Siva told PlayUSA and that he doesn’t expect California tribes or sports betting operators to file a sports betting initiative for the 2024 election.

“We haven’t heard any whispers of anything close to being filed. So I think they were waiting for us, we were waiting for them, and now we’re just kind of going to let the deadline come and pass without any action.”

Sports betting dominated the 2022 election with more than $400 million spent for and against two propositions. But online sports betting Prop 27, sponsored by commercial operators such as FanDuel and DraftKings, had the 11th-worst showing of any California ballot initiative ever with 17.7% support.