Also allows: sports wagering at certain horseracing tracks; private lawsuits to enforce certain gambling laws. Directs revenues to General Fund, problem-gambling programs, enforcement. Fiscal Impact: Increased state revenues, possibly reaching tens of millions of dollars annually. Some of these revenues would support increased state regulatory and enforcement costs that could reach the low tens of millions of dollars annually.
Chart depicts total fundraising by all committees primarily formed for and against Prop 26.Totals are updated daily with contributions from Power Search and adjustments from the most recent Political Reform Division analysis.
Showing the 10 largest contributions to committees formed primarily for and against Prop 26 in the election cycle when it appeared on the ballot. Contributions in earlier election cycles and contributions between allied committees are excluded. For more information on funding for ballot measure campaigns, visit the Power Search campaign finance search engine.
A YES vote on this measure means: Four racetracks could offer in-person sports betting. Racetracks would pay the state a share of sports bets made. Tribal casinos could offer in-person sports betting, roulette, and games played with dice (such as craps) if permitted by individual tribal gambling agreements with the state. Tribes would be required to support state sports betting regulatory costs at casinos. People and entities would have a new way to seek enforcement of certain state gambling laws.
A NO vote on this measure means: Sports betting would continue to be illegal in California. Tribal casinos would continue to be unable to offer roulette and games played with dice. No changes would be made to the way state gambling laws are enforced.
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YES on 26 authorizes sports wagering in-person at tribal casinos. Limits sports wagering to adults only. Prop. 26 supports Indian self-reliance by providing revenue for tribal education, healthcare and other vital services. Prop. 26 promotes safe, responsible gaming and helps stop and prevent illegal gambling. Stand with Tribes: YES on 26.
Prop. 26 is a massive expansion of gambling that will lead to more underage gambling and addiction. Prop. 26 is sponsored by five wealthy gaming tribes who want to expand their monopoly on gambling to include sports betting. At the same time, Prop. 26 will devastate other communities of color. No on Prop. 26.