California Proposition 27 (2022): Legalizes online sports betting, funds homelessness and mental health programs

In Politics by Michael Rae


California’s Proposition 27 on the November 2022 ballot would authorize online and mobile sports betting throughout the state operated by tribal authorities or non-tribal businesses that partner with tribes. Revenue generated from the taxes and fees related to online sports betting would primarily go to fund programs to address homelessness and mental health, with a smaller portion distributed to all tribes in the state.  

Fiscal Impact

Proposition 27 would tax sports betting revenue from online and mobile platforms at 10 percent, which the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) estimates would increase state tax revenue by up to $500 million annually.

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