Election Day is less than a month away, and California has sent vote-by-mail ballots to all active registered voters.
The ballots arrive in mailboxes this week. They include all local and state elections, as well as California propositions.
Shortly after California announced those ballots were on the way, DraftKings sent an email to users in the Golden State. Unsurprisingly, one of the major operators backing online sports betting Proposition 27 is urging voters to vote for the measure on those ballots.
The latest email from DraftKings
The email was delivered with the subject line, “your ballot is coming.” Its text is familiar to anyone who has received any of the company’s emails leading up to this year’s election.
Great news – California ballots are starting to arrive in the mail, and this election you can easily vote by mail to bring online sports betting to California by voting YES on Proposition 27.
Be sure to watch your mail this week and promptly return your ballot with a YES on Prop 27! The revenue generated by legalizing online sports betting will provide the state with hundreds of millions of dollars every year for permanent solutions to homelessness, mental health and addiction.
It also includes links to a page on the DraftKings website supporting Prop 27 and to check one’s voter registration status.
CA sports betting initiatives unlikely to pass
Competing initiatives Prop 27 and Proposition 26, which legalizes in-person sports betting, are facing significant polling deficits. Both California sports betting props are down double-digits with less than a month until Election Day.
DraftKings has spent more than $34 million attempting to convince voters to pass this measure. Among Yes on 27 contributors, that figure is topped only by FanDuel, which has invested $35 million.
Among Prop 27’s opponents, though, is the biggest spender in the sports betting fight. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has spent more than $103 million on a No on 27 campaign.
In total, nearly $450 million has been spent by campaigns for and against the two propositions. That already makes this the most expensive ballot initiative challenge in U.S. history. More spending could still be in the offing.
Visit the PlayCA voter’s guide for more information on Props 26 and 27.