In November 2020, voters in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes voted to authorize sports wagering in their respective parishes. Sports wagering, however, is not yet being offered in the state because the Louisiana Legislature and Louisiana Gaming Control Board first need to implement operational-, tax-, and licensing-related rules to govern the activity.
With the 2021 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature now in full swing, several sports wagering bills have been introduced that, if enacted into law, will establish the regulatory framework for the conduct of sports wagering. This update is intended to provide a brief overview of three of the key bills currently being considered by the Louisiana Legislature: Senate Bill 247, House Bill 697, and Senate Bill 142. Continue Reading