Louisiana Governor signs off on sports betting referendum bill

15 June 2020

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed into a law a bill to arrange a parish-by-parish referendum on whether to legalise sports betting in the state.

Introduced by Senator J Cameron Henry, SB130 allows parishes across the state to hold referendums as to whether sports betting should be permitted in each jurisdiction.

The proposition will appear on the ballot of the 3 November election, after which Louisiana lawmakers and the Gaming Control Board would set out rules for licensing, regulation and taxes in 2021.

Governor Edwards’ signature was the final hurdle for the bill, after it passed the state’s House of Representatives and Senate last month.

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