Proposition 27

Should California legalize online sports betting? 

Proposition 27 would allow Californians to place bets online. Gambling companies, which are backing the measure, would have to partner with a California Indian tribal government to launch their app. Betting platforms would be required to pay 10% of gaming revenue to the state. After subtracting regulatory costs, 85% of revenue would be earmarked for local governments to combat homelessness, and 15% of the revenue would go to tribes that are not offering online sports betting. 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.

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.

Yes Argument

Online sports wagering has proven far more popular than betting at brick-and-mortar casinos, which means Proposition 27 will bring in far more money than Proposition 26 for state and local governments. California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates that Proposition 27 could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, much of which would be dedicated to a top priority: housing and services for the homeless. This would create a steady stream of funding to help the unhoused, one that is not subject to budget booms and busts. 

No Argument

Proposition 27 would allow out-of-state gambling companies to reap the benefits of legalized sports betting. Only a handful of California’s Native American Indian tribes will be able to partner with gambling companies, and those tribes must give up some sovereign rights and submit to the regulation of the state over online gambling activities. Plus, researchers are concerned about the greater health risks posed by the accessibility of internet gambling.  

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
$169.3mTotal
FanDuel
$35.0m
DraftKings
$34.3m
Penn Interactive Ventures
$25.0m
FBG Enterprises
$25.0m
BetMGM
$25.0m
In Opposition
$237.7mTotal
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
$103.2m
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

 

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 26


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

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.

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.