Proposition 26

Should California legalize sports betting at tribal casinos and horse racetracks, and allow roulette and dice games at tribal casinos?

Proposition 26 would allow tribal casinos, along with California’s four private horse racetracks, to offer in-person betting on professional sports, along with college games that don’t involve California teams. If the measure passes, California’s Native American tribal governments (many of which are backing the measure) and state officials must renegotiate tribal compacts to determine how much revenue will be shared with the state. The measure also allows individuals to file civil lawsuits over state gaming laws. Voters can vote “yes” or “no” on both Proposition 26 and Proposition 27 — if both pass, the dispute could head to the courts.

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes33%
3,503,083 votes
No66.9%
7,107,133 votes
Race called at 11:02 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.78% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Yes Argument

For decades, gaming has provided a vital economic boost for California’s Native American Indian tribes. Proposition 26 will bring in new revenue for tribes to fund community services, and the economic benefits will be felt in the rural communities that are home to many of the state’s largest tribal casinos. By requiring that bets are placed in-person, Proposition 26 provides safeguards against underage gambling.

No Argument

Proposition 26 poses an existential threat to California’s card rooms, which are allowed to offer card games in which the house does not serve as the “bank” with a stake against players. If the measure passes, card clubs could be taken to court by individuals who argue that card rooms are offering games illegally, a charge made by many California tribes. A loss of revenue for card rooms will also hurt the municipal employees in cities like Hawaiian Gardens, which gets more than 70% of its funding from tax revenue generated by the local card room.

Key Supporters
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

Key Opponents
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.
This list represents notable organizations and officials who have taken a position on the ballot measure, or who are funding the campaigns in support or in opposition. This list is not exhaustive, and may be updated.

Fundraising
Campaign finance data comes from the California Secretary of State’s office and our partners at Voter’s Edge.
Campaign finance data comes from the California Secretary of State’s office and our partners at Voter’s Edge.

Updated at 5:00 PM PT on Oct 27, 2022
Source: California Secretary of State
In Support
$132.2mTotal
Pechanga Band of Indians
$30.4m
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria
$30.1m
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
$22.9m
Barona Band of Mission Indians
$10.4m
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
$10.2m
In Opposition
$43.6mTotal
Hawaiian Gardens Casino
$10.0m
California Commerce Club, Inc
$10.0m
Knighted Ventures
$4.0m
Park West Casinos
$2.0m
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino
$2.0m

 

More California Propositions

Proposition 1


Should California amend its constitution to include the right to reproductive freedom, including access to abortion and contraceptives?

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes66.8%
7,155,295 votes
No33.1%
3,540,870 votes
Race called at 10:38 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.74% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Proposition 27


Should California legalize online sports betting?

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes17.7%
1,899,784 votes
No82.2%
8,821,837 votes
Race called at 11:02 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.78% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Proposition 28


Should California guarantee that 1% of the amount funded for public education be set aside for music and the arts in every K-12 public school?

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes64.4%
6,903,041 votes
No35.5%
3,815,504 votes
Race called at 8:53 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.79% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Proposition 29


Should California add new regulations for kidney dialysis clinics?

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes31.6%
3,354,286 votes
No68.3%
7,257,853 votes
Race called at 11:14 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.77% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Proposition 30


Should California raise the personal income tax of its wealthiest residents to pay for programs meant to fight climate change and air pollution?

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes42.3%
4,545,814 votes
No57.6%
6,184,427 votes
Race called at 11:26 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.79% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.

Proposition 31


Should California ban flavored tobacco products?

Passes with a majority vote.

Yes63.4%
6,783,958 votes
No36.5%
3,909,221 votes
Race called at 8:49 PM PT on November 8, 2022
98.79% of votes countedAssociated Press
This percentage is an Associated Press estimate of how much of the vote in an election has been counted. It is informed by turnout in recent elections, details on votes cast in advance and – after polls close – early returns. The estimate may fluctuate as election officials report additional results and AP learns more about how many voters have cast a ballot.