The Super Bowl game between Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals will be the last one of its kind. It will be a National Football League title game played in a state without legalized sports betting. Also, lawmakers are trying their best to enact a California sports betting law.
Arizona, Nevada, and Louisiana are the next Super Bowl hosts. They are among the states with legal sports wagering markets. In 2021, sportsbooks in the US accepted around $60 billion in wagers. Also, they generated almost $4.3 billion in revenue. In addition, New York launched its online wagering market in January. Its handle was more than a billion dollars in the first twenty-one days alone.
California has the largest population in the US. Also, it has the biggest economy in the country. However, it remained without a legal sports betting industry.
California Sports Betting
When the Super Bowl match starts at the SoFi Stadium, Californians need to leave the state to place wagers with a legal sports wagering platform. Some players will drive across Oregon, Arizona, or Nevada to wager on the Super Bowl.
Many California bettors who don’t want to travel can place bets on Sunday via online gambling solutions. They have done that for years. Many local players often use various online Korean sports betting websites.
Bengals fans in Ohio are feeling the same as the ones in California. Although Ohio passed a legal sports betting legislation, the state aims to launch later this year. As a result, Bengal fans look elsewhere to wager on the Super Bowl.
California voters could vote on the legalization of sports betting on November 8. However, it will be a challenging process. Tribal gaming operators are fighting against sportsbook and card room operators. Tribal operators want a monopoly on sports betting in the state.