Deadline extension given: As California continues to slowly inch closer to legalizing sports betting within their state, the counties of Los Angeles and San Diego have been granted an extension to help verify over 500,000 signatures.
A petition with at least 997,139 signatures is required by state law in order to get the legalization of tribal sports betting debate on the 2022 ballot. There were over 1.4 million signatures collected, however each signature must be validated before it can be counted.
As of April 29th, almost 450,000 signatures had already been verified, the recent extension gives the two counties until May 26th to verify the remaining names.
A special legislative session for Florida lawmakers will be held in the state capital of Tallahassee the week of May 17th, beginning with a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting to review a proposed 30 year gaming compact that Governor Ron Desantis negotiated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Before the compact can be formalized, it requires the approval of the full legislature, with the measure expected to hit the Senate floor for a vote on May 18th followed by a House vote on May 19th after consideration by multiple committees.
The compact, which was finalized and agreed to after extensive negotiations, is groundbreaking in that it introduces sports betting to the [...]