Sports betting could soon be legal in California.
The constitutional amendment, ACA 16, was proposed by state Senator Bill Bobb and California Assemblyman Adam Grey . In an interview with ESPN, Gray said “I know there's significant interest throughout the California sports economy… My hope would be that we can find a landing spot for sports wagering, where it could enhance all of those institutions, as well as provide revenue and a regulated market for consumers."
Gray has previously proposed similar bills, but none have moved out of committee. However, this time around could yield a different result -- last year, the Supreme Court overturned PASPA, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which previously limited sports betting only to Nevada. Now, legal sports betting is occuring in eight states, with more likely to join soon.
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Jennifer Roberts, associate director of the International Center for Gaming Regulation and adjunct professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Steve Stallings, chairman of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), a nonprofit organization advocating for the protection of the inherent sovereign rights of Indian tribes, and an elected tribal council member of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians near Valley Center in San Diego County
Steven Andrew Light, professor of political science and co-director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota