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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Three riverboat casinos show interest in moving on land
Posted on 8/7/2018 11:03:00 AM.

The state’s top gambling regulator has confirmed that three riverboat casinos are interested in expanding their operations on land, a new development made legal by legislation passed during the regular session.

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones was about to talk about two of the casinos but stayed mute on the third.
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Sports betting kicks off in other states, Louisiana still on the sidelines
Posted on 8/7/2018 5:19:00 AM.

Sports betting is off to the races in dozens of states across the nation, but so far Louisiana has sat on the sidelines while neighboring states like Mississippi have elected to receive the expansion. Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says after seeing how other states have started using the new cash, he’s concerned the Bayou State may be losing on crucial revenue.

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New law allows riverboat casinos to move ashore, so when will it happen?
Posted on 6/3/2018 1:24:00 PM.
Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation allowing riverboat casinos to move up to 1,200 feet onto land from their current berth space. Executive Director of the Louisiana Casino Association Wade Duty says riverboat casinos will not come ashore immediately, because of regulatory work and operators have to design and come up with financing.
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Gaming Control Board Chair comments on sports betting in Louisiana
Posted on 5/16/2018 2:51:00 PM.

Dozens of states, including Mississippi, have passed legislation that will allow them to permit sports gaming in the wake of a US Supreme Court decision to allow it outside of Nevada, but Louisiana currently is not one of them. This year’s sports gaming bill was shot down in the legislature. But, Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Jones says that could change next year.

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