Online Gambling in California
Of all the states that do not currently allow online gambling, California is perhaps the most desirable by operators to come on board and fall in line with New Jersey due to California's massive economy and millions of potential gambling-aware consumers. It is hoped that the recent ACA 18 bill that was passed will help lead the way to access all forms of online gambling from casino table games, slots and the holy grail for most operators: online sportsbooks.
Despite what claims you may see on other websites, there are no legal online casinos in California; these are offshore entities and are unregulated and unlicensed. You may not get in trouble for using such offshore casinos, but if your money goes missing or payouts are not honored you will have no legal recourse.
That’s not to say you can’t bet online in the Golden State as access to Daily Fantasy Sports is available to all legal gamers via DraftKings and FanDuel and horse racing is well supported from the likes of TVG, Bet America and TwinSpires.
Although every care has been taken into providing the information for this map, state law can often change and this map is how we at GamingUSA understand the gambling law in each state to be as of June 2nd 2023