The state of California will not pass a bill that would legalize intrastate sportsbetting, as the piece of legislation that would do that has died in the California Senate Appropriations Committee.
Senate Bill 1390 was introduced by State Senator Rod Wright, and would have challenged the U.S. Federal government's Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which bans sportsbetting in all but a few states throughout the country. It failed to make it out of the committee for the second time, as members of the state Senate had little interest in the measure.
In other U.S. sportsbetting news, the state of New Jersey's appeal against the federal government regarding the legality of the PAPSA has been delayed. The delay was given because the U.S. Department of Justice and several large sports leagues were not ready to file their formal response to the appeal. They have been given until May 28th to get those responses in.
The case is set to be heard on June 26th.