Louisiana sports betting referendum bill passes house

28 May 2020

A bill to arrange a parish-by-parish referendum on whether to legalise sports betting in Louisiana has been passed by the state House of Representatives.

SB130, introduced by Senator Cameron Henry, passed by a 71-24 vote without any amendments in the House, having bene passed by the Senate earlier this month. Because there were no amendments, it will go to the Senate only to be enrolled rather than for a vote, and will then be sent to the governor’s desk.

The bill aims to hold a parish-by-parish referendum on whether to allow sports betting in Louisiana. Only those jurisdictions that vote in favour will be permitted to offer wagering.

The proposition would appear on the ballot of the 3 November, 2020 election.

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