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California Card Rooms Challenge Sports Betting Initiative (2)

Dec. 22, 2021, 12:17 AMUpdated: Dec. 22, 2021, 1:58 AM

Two California card rooms are seeking to invalidate a sports-betting ballot initiative they say violates the state Constitution.

Hollywood Park Casino Company, LLC, and Cal-Pac Rancho Cordova, LLC sued California Secretary of State Shirley Weber Tuesday in the California Supreme Court.

Petitioners argue that the initiative to legalize sports wagering on tribal land contradicts the constitution’s mandate that ballot initiatives must be limited to a single subject.

Voters are expected to act on the initiative in the 2022 general election. If the measure passes, California would join 32 states where residents can legally bet on the outcome of sporting matches. ...

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