In the aftermath of Tuesday’s expected election losses for the California sports betting propositions, many hope for the legislature to work on the issue next year. But the end of a moratorium on cardroom expansion could complicate matters on a legislative solution for California sports betting.
Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro told PlayCA that the handling of a proposed extension of the moratorium by the Senate Governmental Organization Committee damaged tribal trust in the legislature.
The Governmental Organization Committee, chaired by Sen. Bill Dodd, handles all gaming issues. Any sports betting discussions would have to start in the committee.
“After the way Chairman Dodd handled the moratorium bill, I don’t see tribes trusting the legislature to do sports betting,” Macarro said.