What comes next for fantasy sports?
Posted on 11/7/2018 4:48:00 AM.

Fantasy sports fans are asking what’s next after 47 parishes have legalized online fantasy sports betting, and the only answer we do have is: you’ll have to wait until next year to find out. Public Affairs Research Council President Robert Travis Scott says it's up to the legislature to fill in the details for parishes that voted yes.

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Parishes set to vote on legalizing fantasy sports through third-party websites
Posted on 10/23/2018 2:55:00 AM.

Voters in all 64 Parishes will have a chance to vote on whether or not folks in their neck of the woods will be allowed to play fantasy sports for money. Currently, Louisianans are barred from websites like DraftKings and FanDuel, which Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana President Robert Travis Scott says are currently classified as gambling.

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Online fantasy sports legalization may come with a price tag
Posted on 8/8/2018 12:37:00 PM.

Online Fantasy Sports legalization will be on the November 6th ballot, giving voters a chance to legalize the use of online services like Draft Kings and FanDuel in their parish.

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says it’s likely a few parishes won’t legalize it, which means they’ll have to set up geofences.
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House bill will let parish voters decide whether to allow fantasy sports gaming
Posted on 4/18/2018 11:29:00 AM.
The full House has approved legislation that gives residents a chance to vote on whether fantasy sports betting should be legal in their parish. The bill’s author, River Ridge Representative Kirk Talbot, explained to the rest of the House how the fantasy sports games work.


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House Committee approves law to let voters decide if fantasy football players can collect winnings
Posted on 4/11/2018 12:25:00 PM.
The House Criminal Justice Committee approved legislation to allow fantasy sports players in Louisiana to collect money if they win contests hosted by businesses like Fan Duel and Draft Kings. Gretna Representative Joseph Marino says each parish will decide if they want to authorize fantasy sports gambling.
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Rep. Kirk Talbot to present bill legalizing online fantasy sports gambling
Posted on 3/7/2018 4:00:00 AM.
Jefferson Parish Representative Kirk Talbot will present a bill in the regular session, to put a proposition on the October ballot for voters to decide whether or not to allow legal internet sports betting in Louisiana. The issue dates back to a 1991 attorney general opinion concluding that fantasy draft games done over the phone were illegal and by expansion, now includes websites such as Draft Kings and Fan Duel. Talbot argues this proposition would not expand mainstream gambling.
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