California Looking to Legalize Sports Bets

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California Looking to Legalize Sports Bets
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If California lawmakers pass a controversial gambling measure now under consideration in Sacramento, the Golden State will join New Jersey in a bicoastal effort to overturn a 20-year-old partial federal ban on sports wagering. The measure would legalize sports betting at licensed gaming establishments such as tribal casinos and racetracks, including those at Del Mar and Santa Anita. "The bill is still alive," said Paul Donahue, a consultant for California state Sen. Roderick Wright, D-Inglewood, who authored the measure.

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