Louisiana Senate approves gaming expansion

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A Senate’s committee of the State of Louisiana approved two gaming regulations this week.

US.- Two gaming regulations to expand the local market have been passed this week by the Louisiana’s State Committee. According to an official statement, both bills will be address by a full Senate discussion within the following weeks. The bills allow further installation of video poker machines, particularly at truck stops.

Sens. Danny Martiny, R-Kenner, and J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, were present last Tuesday during the Senate’s meeting. As agreed during the discussion, the first gambling bills to be publicly discussed in the Legislature’s regular session that started Monday.

Under the new bills, “a wider variety of video poker displays and more poker hands will be able to be on the screen at one time. Truck stops also would no longer have sell a certain amount of fuel every month in order to keep the video poker machines they already have as long as they have been open for at least 10 years,” stated the sponsors to Nola newspaper.

Furthermore, during the first few days of the month, bills seeking to legalise sports betting, online gambling, and daily fantasy sports (DFS) have been introduced at the Louisiana State Capitol. Under both, the government will give voters the power to decide whether they want to approve any of the activities in the state through a referendum.

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