Sports Betting Bill Proposal Emerges In Louisiana

  • Sports Betting Bill Proposal Emerges In LouisianaSports betting bill SB153 would allow Louisiana’s casinos and horse racing tracks to apply for sports betting licenses.
  • Mobile wagering would be limited to on-site wagering.
  • The state’s gambling facilities would apply for the sports betting license through the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB)

With many states around the U.S. pulsing with sports gambling proposals in their legislatures, a new state is on deck for a sports gambling law: Louisiana. The bill was introduced last Wednesday by State Senator Danny Martiny.

SB 153 is a sports betting bill will that would let the state’s casinos and horse racing tracks apply for sports betting licenses. The gambling facilities would have to apply for the license through the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, which would oversee everything.

Louisiana residents will also be able to have some slight variations for how they want to bet on sports. The bill would allow land-based wagering through the various kiosks, machines, and up close and personal at designated windows in licensed facilities.

Residents who prefer to partake in mobile sports betting will get their wish, somewhat. The bill, in its current form, will permit mobile sports wagering on-site at a licensed gambling facility.

Text from the bill reads: “Electronic sports wagers shall be placed only in the gaming area of the riverboat, eligible facility, or official gaming establishment as determined by the board.”

For avid sports bettors looking to rekindle their sports betting fire in their home state, Louisiana sports betting is making progress. Just months ago, residents voted to legalize daily fantasy sports games. If all goes well in the legislative process and the bill is passed into law, then the sports betting bill will take effect January 1, 2020.

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