Louisiana sports betting regulation bill heads to Senate

| By Marese O'Hagan
A Louisiana bill that would further regulate sports betting in the state has been passed to the Louisiana Senate after minor amendments from the state House.
New Orleans

Senate Bill 247, if signed into law, will require facilities to hold gaming licenses in order to offer sports wagering, regulate gaming license recipients and authorize wagering limitations.

According to the bill, 20 licenses will be issued to operate a sportsbook in the state. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will first consider applications from the one land-based casino, 15 riverboats and the four racetracks operating in the state.

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