Derek Helling

Derek Helling is a freelance journalist who resides in Kansas City, Mo. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.
The first California sports betting hearing of 2020 had a few highlights, namely a discussion over whether a constitutional amendment is necessary.

California Sports Betting Hearing Calls Amendment Into Question

The conventional wisdom is that legalizing wagering on sports in the Golden State requires a constitutional amendment. One voice at a recent California sports betting hearing called that wisdom into question. Not everyone was in agreement, but this is an important decision for state lawmakers. How they proceed could delay legal wagering in California for […] Read More
Posted on: January 21, 2020 | News | Derek Helling
The California State Capitol building will host a sports betting hearing in mid-January

California Sports Betting Hearing Receives New Date

The legislators behind a possible constitutional amendment to expand gambling in California have taken action. A sports betting hearing has a new date and location, although many other details are fuzzy. State legislators indefinitely postponed the meeting that was originally scheduled for last month. The hearing is now set for Jan. 15 in the state’s […] Read More
Posted on: December 4, 2019 | News | Derek Helling
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