The Metairie Republican says it’s not just New Orleans
that’s going to suffer as a result.
“The people up in Arkansas and the Indian casinos are
going to start cannibalizing those markets.”
Martiny says ultimately the decision to keep sports
gaming out of Louisiana will exacerbate the state’s already problematic budget
“I think you’re native if you think you’re going to suppress
gaming or make it go away and I said, ‘If you want to do away with it, that’s
fine but you better come up with another revenue stream’ because the state
heavily relies on it.”
It’s estimated that the new, unrestricted, sports gaming
industry will be worth 7.1 billion dollars a year.