California

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State population

39.5 million

 

Revenue

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Online/offline revenue split

0/100

 

Amounts wagered

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Number of customers

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Total number of betting/gambling premises

24 licensed casinos in state.

 

Stake tax take

Variable between 1% and 8% of revenue.

What type of licenses are available?

Currently no online licenses are available.

 

How many skins are permitted per license?

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How do you apply for a license?

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What are the integrity fees?

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What is the current tax rate?

Tribes with casinos contribute 1% to 8% of their gaming revenue each year to the state.

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes. More information available here: https://oag.ca.gov/gambling/exclusion_self

Is sports betting regulated or unregulated? 

Unregulated

California is making efforts to push regulation through the state legislature, but the going is slow. Legal sports betting may have to wait until a mooted 2020 referendum.

 

Regulator details

California Gambling Control Commission

2399 Gateway Oaks Dr. STE 220

Sacramento

CA  95833-4231

916-263-6292

jevans@cgcc.ca.gov

http://www.cgcc.ca.gov

 

Chair: Jim Evans

Executive director: Stacey Luna Baxter

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

No, despite efforts to push it through the legislature. California is potentially the biggest prize in the US, so expect efforts to continue.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

No. California was one of the first states to explore regulation for DFS back in 2016. However, issues in the senate, opposition from tribes and other legal difficulties has meant little progress since.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

California has talked about legalizing online poker for the best part of a decade, but disputes between lawmakers, tribes and PokerStars have slowed progress.