Where Can I Bet UCLA Bruins Games Online From California?

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Don Shapiro
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  • The state of California does not regulate sports betting at this time

  • There are so many solid established mobile sportsbooks that do take bets from those in California

  • Special interests and in-fighting among tribes and card rooms have mostly prevented online gambling from taking hold in the world's seventh largest economy

  • The Bruins men's basketball team made it into the 2023 Sweet 16 while the football team promised a payout of $12,500 on a $100 bet to win the 2023-24 Championship before falling to Gonzaga 79-76


Your UCLA Bruins were red hot and made it into the 2023 Sweet 16, but Caliornia is yet to regulate sports betting.  That might not be a bad thing.  There are so many great online sportsbooks, many of which have been in business for close to 25 years or longer now that are not restricted in what they can offer.

Why Can't I Bet With DraftKings, FanDuel From California?

DraftKings and FanDuel adhere to stringent regulation policies.  In other words, these companies only operate within a regulated framework in states that explicitly license sportsbooks, for which California is not one.

Sites like BetOnline and others operate with a license granted by popular international gambling hubs that do not prohibit accepting customers from the US.

In California, it's all about control and special interests.

Two voter referendums appearing on the November 2022 ballot failed miserably.

Props 26 and 27 each sought to have sports gambling legalized in California.

Prop 26 would have allowed for in-person betting only and was supported by a majority of the tribes.

Prop 27 was being pushed by outside companies like DraftKings and FanDuel to allow mobile sports betting statewide.  A few tribes also supported Prop 27 but they were in the minority.

There is also in-fighting between some of the tribes and California's card rooms.

Translation: There is a civil war in the world's seventh largest economy that has prevented the legalization of online gambling, including poker and sports wagering, for the better part of a decade.

Bruins Fall to Gonzaga in Sweet 16

Injuries were a concern for the Bruins as they came into their Sweet 16 game against Gonzaga as a -2 favorite.

UCLA’s Adem Bona aggravated his shoulder injury in the second half against Northwestern last weekend but quickly returned.  It was David Singleton's rolling ankle with 20 seconds left that has the team most concerned ahead of this matchup.

“Both great guys, that’s all I gotta say on that,” Bruins coach Mick Cronin said. “We’ll see. Everybody’s day-to-day, including me — and you.”

The Bruins had gone 18-2 against Pac-12 opponents, with a 13-3 record in non-conference play.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. was averaging 17.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Bruins. Tyger Campbell is averaging 15.9 points, 5.3 assists and 1.7 steals over the past 10 games for UCLA.

The Bruins would go on to lose to Gonzaga but came close to advancing with a final score of Zags 79-76.

Prop Bets for Gonzaga vs. UCLA Sweet 16 Game

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Rot     Tyger Campbell (UCLA) Total Points     Moneyline
901     Over  15½  Points     -115
902     Under  15½  Points     -115
Must Play
Rot     Tyger Campbell (UCLA) Total Assists     Moneyline
903     Over  4½  Assists     -140
904     Under  4½  Assists     +110
Must Play
Rot     Tyger Campbell (UCLA) Total Rebounds     Moneyline
905     Over  2½  Rebounds     -155
906     Under  2½  Rebounds     +125
Must Play
Rot     Tyger Campbell (UCLA) Total Made 3 Point Field Goals     Moneyline
907     Over  1½  3pt FGs     +135
908     Under  1½  3pt FGs     -165
Must Play
Rot     Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA) Total Points     Moneyline
911     Over  19½  Points     -105
912     Under  19½  Points     -125
Must Play
Rot     Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA) Total Assists     Moneyline
913     Over  1½  Assists     -145
914     Under  1½  Assists     +115
Must Play
Rot     Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA) Total Rebounds     Moneyline
915     Over  8½  Rebounds     -120
916     Under  8½  Rebounds     -110
Must Play
Rot     Jaime Jaquez Jr. (UCLA) Total Made 3 Point Field Goals     Moneyline
917     Over  1½  3pt FGs     +160
918     Under  1½  3pt FGs     -190
Must Play
Rot     Amari Bailey (UCLA) Total Points     Moneyline
921     Over  14½  Points     -105
922     Under  14½  Points     -125
Must Play
Rot     Amari Bailey (UCLA) Total Assists     Moneyline
923     Over  2½  Assists     -135
924     Under  2½  Assists     +105
Must Play
Rot     Amari Bailey (UCLA) Total Rebounds     Moneyline
925     Over  4½  Rebounds     -105
926     Under  4½  Rebounds     -125
Must Play
Rot     David Singleton (UCLA) Total Points     Moneyline
931     Over  9½  Points     -105
932     Under  9½  Points     -125
Must Play
Rot     Adem Bona (UCLA) Total Rebounds     Moneyline
945     Over  4½  Rebounds     -145
946     Under  4½  Rebounds     +115
Must Play
Rot     Double Result     Moneyline
2001     Gonzaga - Gonzaga         +180
2002     Tie - Gonzaga         +2200
2003     UCLA - Gonzaga         +600
2004     Gonzaga - UCLA         +550
2005     Tie - UCLA         +2000
2006     UCLA - UCLA         +130
Rot     Winning Margin     Moneyline
2007     Gonzaga to win by 1-2 pts         +1000
2008     Gonzaga to win by 3-6 pts         +550
2009     Gonzaga to win by 7-9 pts         +1000
2010     Gonzaga to win by 10-13 pts         +1000
2011     Gonzaga to win by 14-16 pts         +1800
2012     Gonzaga to win by 17-20 pts         +2000
2013     Gonzaga to win by 21 or more pts         +950
2014     UCLA to win by 1-2 pts         +1000
2015     UCLA to win by 3-6 pts         +500
2016     UCLA to win by 7-9 pts         +800
2017     UCLA to win by 10-13 pts         +750
2018     UCLA to win by 14-16 pts         +1400
2019     UCLA to win by 17-20 pts         +1400
2020     UCLA to win by 21 or more pts         +750

UCLA Bruins Football 2023-24

UCLA promised a payout of $12,500 for every $100 bet to win the NCAAF Championship in 2024.

2023 Schedule

Sept 2 Coastal Carolina
Sept 9 at San Diego State
Sept 16 NC Central
Sept 23 at Utah
Oct 7 Washington State
Oct 14 at Oregon State
Oct 21 at Stanford
Oct 28 Colorado
Nov 4 at Arizona
Nov 11 Arizona State
Nov 18 at USC
Nov 25 Cal

There will be five conference road trips.  Playing at Utah is not expected to be a cake walk.  This will be the toughest early season road test for UCLA.  The Utes will be dangerous as they return Cameron Rising along with a young backfield.

No Oregon and no Washington helps though.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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