Sports betting back on the legislative agenda in Louisiana

Sports betting back on the legislative agenda in Louisiana

A Senate judiciary committee advanced Senate Bill 130 yesterday with little discussion and no objections.

US.- Louisiana looks set to restart its legal sports betting debate after legislators fast-tracked a bill which will now be voted on.

A legislative committee met on Tuesday in Louisiana to advance a bill that would let Louisiana voters decide if betting on sports should be allowed.

Last year’s attempts to legalise sports betting were almost successful but got bogged down by combative amendments.

The concept itself was one of the most contentious issues throughout communities across the state.

A Senate judiciary committee advanced Senate Bill 130 yesterday (May 5), with little discussion and no objections.

Now a referendum seems to be on its way, with no date set at present due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Sen. Cameron Henry told Legal Sports Report: “It’s going to be a very significant debate on who is able to do it, how, and what the regulations will be. While dealing with Covid-19, we’re trying to hold back on bills that take a lot of debate.

“We’re just going to pass the referendum bill, see if folks like it and next year, start the process of putting regulations in a bill that we’ll have months to work on rather than days or weeks.”

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