It appears that Californians may have the chance to bet on sportbsetting in November of this year, as the state's Attorney General said that tribes could begin working to initiate ballot proposals related to the activity.
Once a ballot initiative is fleshed out, a petition will have to gather at least one million legitimate signatures to head to the official 2020 ballot, which would have high participation given the presidential and federal elections. Thus far it seems that Native American tribes are in support of the measure, although card room groups think that they'd be left out in the cold related to the activity. This is related to a provision in the proposals that include the ability to offer roulette and dice games, in addition to offering sportsbetting.
It's certainly not set in stone as to whether the initiative will get to the ballot box in November, but with other states working to legalize the activity, it'd likely be wise to get a vote so that that the wishes of the state's populace are known.