Is Sports Betting Legal in California?
Facing a massive budget shortfall in 2020, California sports betting looked like it could become a reality in the coming years. This was always going to be an uphill battle because of heavy tribal casino presence and influence. Ultimately, that's what halted California's sports betting bill and pushed its legalization date to 2023 at the earliest.

Here's why legal sports betting in California won't happen anytime soon.
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Sports Betting is not available in California.

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9/14/2020

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Is Sports Betting Legal in California?

Sports betting is not legal in California -- not in person or online.

Can You Bet on Sports Online in CA?

Nope.

Is FanDuel Sportsbook Legal in California?

FanDuel Sportsbook is not legal in California. Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) are not explicitly legal in the state, but operators like DraftKings and FanDuel still accept players.

Is Bovada Legal in CA?

Bovada is not legal in California, since it's an unregulated offshore sportsbook operating in the shadows of the U.S. But it's the sports betting avenue many turn to since there's no legal betting in the state.

California Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for Beginners
If you’re new to sports betting in California, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? Where should you be betting on the Warriors win totals? How do you find the best odds for a Clippers game? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances.

Our 11 sports betting tips for beginners can help you make savvier decisions come gametime.

Sports Betting Glossary
Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology -- favorites and underdogs, over/unders and props, juice and vig and so much more. It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions on all the key terms.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid in CA
Whether you’re betting on the Lakers game totals or A's futures, sports betting isn't easy. It’s important tobe responsible and not overextend yourself. There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more fun.

California Sports Betting Locations
Betting isn't legal yet, but California has plenty of greats sports bars to catch a game at.
The San Francisco Athletic Club
The Athletic Club in downtown SF has long hours and dozens of screens with full sports coverage. There's plenty of beer on tap and good options in a relaxed environment.
SacTown Sports Bar & Grill
"SacTown Sports Bar & Grill" is a relaxed sports bar atmosphere decorated with sports memorabilia and plenty on tap.
O'Connell's Sports Pub & Grille
Traditional sports bar with TVs & a pool table. Known as an OC local favorite.
Blue Dog Beer Tavern
Popular sports bar serving with a well-known happy hour, and patio seating.
California has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

NCAA DI Football

University of Southern California
UC Davis
Fresno State
San Diego State University
Sacramento State
Stanford University
San Jose State University
UC Berkeley

Pro Sports Teams

LA Lakers (NBA)
Golden State Warriors (NBA)
LA Clippers (NBA)
SF Giants (MLB)
Oakland A's (MLB)
Sacramento Kings (NBA)
Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
Los Angeles Chargers (NFL)

California has plenty of pro teams for sports fans:

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