California Proposition 26 (2022): In-person sports betting regulation and tribal gaming expansion

In Politics by Michael Rae


California’s Proposition 26 would authorize Indian tribal casinos and four-horse racetracks in the state to offer in-person sports wagering on college sports, amateur athletics, and other competitions. Still, it would prohibit wagering on high school sports and events involving California-based college teams. The measure would also authorize gaming tribes in the states to offer roulette and dice games, like craps. Revenue generated from sports betting would go to the state’s general fund, enforcement costs, and programs aimed at addressing problem gambling. 

Fiscal Impact

The measure would tax sports betting at racetracks at 10 percent. The state’s four licensed horse racetracks would be