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Democrats and Republicans are seemingly more divided than ever, but in California, the GOP has sided with Democrats in opposing Proposition 27, which would allow for online and mobile sportsbetting in the Golden State.
The proposition would allow tribal operators and private companies to offer services online or through mobile apps. This measure is backed by industry leaders like DraftKings and FanDuel if they partner with a tribe that has a gambling compact with the state. It is opposed by Native American tribes and both political parties.
It seems there's more appetite for Proposition 26, which would allow for roulette and dice games at tribal casinos, as well as sportsbetting. There wouldn't be a mobile or online option in Proposition 26.
The GOP said that Proposition 27 would break the agreement that the state has with tribes to let them operate gambling in the state. In a statement, California Republican Party Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson said, "Prop 27 breaks the promise made to California's Native American tribes to grant them the sovereign right to operate gaming in California in order to improve the lives of their communities across the state. We stand with California tribes and oppose Prop 27."
Both proposals will be on the November 8th ballot. If voters in the state approve of both, they'll be implemented if it is determined they don't conflict with each other. This would likely result in a large legal case, given the political opposition to the latter proposal.
Casino Listings News is following this story and will update readers as the vote occurs.