Propositions 26 and 27, which would have legalized sports gaming, lose big when they’re weighed alongside many other measures that would have expanded sports gambling.
The bill, known as “Protecting California’s Sports Integrity Act,” is seen as a major victory for pro sports and state regulators, but it comes up against other measures that are also on the table.
With those measures, known as SB 1267, pending, it’s uncertain if the bill can make it into law.
The bill would have done many things in the past few months that have not been done — and that are likely to be done again soon, including changing the limits on sports betting.
The bill’s chances also are hurt by a series of lawsuits that argue it would give up too much of California’s revenue and hurt the state’s economy.