Daily Tax Report: State

California Tribes Cleared to Start Sports-Betting Ballot Push

Jan. 22, 2020, 7:50 PM

California voters could decide in November whether to allow sports betting at tribal casinos and horse racing tracks under a ballot measure backed by Native American tribes.

The attorney general issued a title and summary for the measure on Tuesday, giving a coalition of tribes clearance to start gathering the 997,139 voter signatures they need to qualify the state constitutional amendment for the ballot.

  • A 10% tax would apply to sports betting at the state’s existing racetracks and would generate tens of millions of dollars a year, according to a fiscal analysis.
  • Two lawmakers may push...
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