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CITY & STATE; Tribes move to put sports betting on the 2020 ballot; Measure would allow wagering at Indian casinos and racetracks

Nov 18, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

Betting on Lakers and Rams games would be legal in California under an initiative proposed by a coalition of Native American tribes that want a piece of the action.

The filing of papers for an initiative supported by 18 tribes led by the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians comes just four months after state Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced a bill that would also put a sports betting measure on the 2020 ballot.

"Californians should have the choice t...