|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.
|sports betting, gambling, Louisiana, Ronnie Jones|
|Posted on 8/1/2018 4:00:00 AM.|
Louisiana residents can go to Mississippi to place bets on sporting events starting today. The initial casinos to offer sports betting are Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike in Tunica. Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, Larry Gregory, says the state is thrilled about the opportunities sports betting brings.
|Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, sports betting|
|Posted on 5/17/2018 12:00:00 PM.|
Governor John Bel Edwards addressed the recent US Supreme
Court decision to allow sports betting outside of Nevada on his monthly talk
radio show. 32 states have legislation in place to allow the activities,
including Mississippi, but Louisiana shot down similar legislation this
session. Edwards didn’t oppose the idea.
|Governor John Bel Edwards, U.S. Supreme Court, Sports Betting|
|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.
|Ronnie Jones, Gaming Control Board, Sports Betting|
|Posted on 4/17/2018 3:11:00 PM.|
Sports betting will not be legal in Louisiana anytime soon as a push to allow parishes to vote on allowing it in casinos was shot down six to three in Senate Finance. Metairie Senator Danny Martiny, the bill’s sponsor, says if the US Supreme Court expands sports gaming nationwide, Louisiana could lose out on a lot of tourism to its neighbors.
|sports betting, gambling, Louisiana, regular session|
|Posted on 4/3/2018 12:18:00 PM.|
A bill to allow sports book gaming has cleared a Senate committee. Senate Judiciary “B” passed Metairie Senator Danny Martiny’s bill, which allows sports book wagering in any facility that has gaming, including video poker.
|Norby Chabert, Danny Martiny, sports betting, |