Louisiana Lawmakers Say Sports Betting Could Begin This Fall
The bill to legalize sports betting in Louisiana is finally working its way toward legislative passage in Baton Rouge.
Louisiana lawmakers are saying state residents wanting to bet on sporting events could be able to start placing bets at several casinos across the state, sports book websites, kiosk locations, and possibly any location where Louisiana Lottery tickets are sold as early as this fall.
Senate President Page Cortez told the House criminal justice committee he hopes sports betting options will be available to the public before then end of the 2021 NFL football season.
The bill has seen little resistance in Baton Rouge after the statewide vote showed residents are overwhelmingly in favor of sports betting in Louisiana. The only steps left are a debate on the House floor and then it being sent for signature by Governor Edwards.
Another separate bill has been proposed where the Louisiana Lottery would run their own sports book through its website, mobile app, and kiosk locations they set up in gas stations, bars, and restaurants.
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