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Lawmakers introduce amendment to legalize sports betting in California

Ryan Kartje June 28, 2019 Voters could change the state constitution via a ballot referendum, but the amendment faces several sizable obstacles

 

As one state after another embraces legalized sports betting in light of the Supreme Court’s decision last year to strike down a federal law banning it, America’s most populous state has largely avoided the subject altogether.

A bill introduced by two California lawmakers this week aims to at least start that conversation. The bill would give California voters the opportunity to change the state constitution through a ballot referendum, which is a required step to legalize sports betting in the state.

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