Could CA become one of the biggest sports betting markets in the world?

If Proposition 27 passes, Political Science Professor Isaac Hale says, “California would be by far the biggest market, compared to any of the other state markets that have currently opened up for online sports betting.” Photo by Shutterstock.

Two competing sports betting measures are on the California ballot this November. They could turn the state into the biggest sports betting market in the world after Berlin. If approved, Proposition 26 would make in-person sports betting legal, and Proposition 27 would make online betting legal. 

Billions of dollars in revenue are at stake, and voters are being inundated with ads for and against both measures. In total, proponents and opponents have spent more than $350 million on their campaigns.