California Governor Gavin Newsom has expressed opposition to Proposition 27, which would allow mobile sports betting statewide.
US.- California Governor Gavin Newsom has expressed opposition to Proposition 27, which would allow mobile sports betting statewide. The Democratic governor told the Politico website that Prop 27 “is bad for California.”
The proposal is backed by several operators, including BetMGM, FanDuel, and DraftKings. If approved, the measure would see Californians legally allowed to place wagers online or via mobile apps.
Newsom said: “Proposition 27 is bad for California. It would hurt California’s Indian Tribes, increase the risks of underage gambling, and push billions of dollars out of California and into the pockets of out-of-state corporations. Vote No on 27.”
On November 8, Californians will be able to vote on two ballot measures on the legalisation of sports betting. If both initiatives pass, they will only be able to be implemented if they are determined not to be in conflict with each other.
Prop 27 is opposed by many California tribes who support Prop 26, which would legalise sports betting at tribal locations and horseracing tracks.
In August, the Republican Party joined the Democratic Party in opposing Proposition 27. Meanwhile, Major League Baseball (MLB) has demonstrated its support for the initiative. It said it believed the proposition would create a safe and responsible online sports betting market for California.
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