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Proposed California Sports Betting Initiative Fails Before It Ever Starts

Matthew Kredell Mar 5, 2019

Momentum for California sports betting will not come this year from the legislature or the ballot.

A proposed initiative to authorize CA sports betting expired without enough signatures to qualify for the 2020 ballot. The deadline for introduction of new sports betting bills also passed last month in the state legislature.

According to the petition’s filer, the legal sports betting effort never really got off the ground. Initiatives need about 623,000 signatures to make the ballot, based on 5 percent of the most recent gubernatorial vote total.

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