Two laws in Louisiana were sent to the Senate on Tuesday, which would allow state residents to bet on sports events through sports betting and mobile apps.
Louisiana Sports Betting Bills Move to the Senate
Louisiana residents can start betting on sports events at betting facilities and mobile apps as bills reported as SB 202 and HB 697 , allowing sports betting, moved to the Senate on Tuesday.
The bills are intended to regulate sports betting in municipalities where it is legal. The inhabitants 55 parishes with 64 in Louisiana agreed to allow sports betting and live games. However, lawmakers must establish rules and taxes before starting gambling operations. Republican legislative leaders anticipate betting in the state and have a "good chance" of having the bill submitted to the governor for signature.
The law moves forward into a full Senate debate. Before that, however, she could refer the matter to the Senate's budget committee for another evaluation.
Louisiana took the first step towards legalizing sports gambling last year when voters approved the measure. In April of this year, Louisiana Legislation resumed discussions on the subject and began discussing several bills.
On Monday, the Chamber voted on another separate regulation regarding the rates of betting tax with 78 – 24 who is also waiting for a debate in the Senate.
Casinos and racetracks will receive 20 Licenses
Accounts supported unopposed by the Senate judicial committee and sponsored by the chairman of the Senate Cortez website , would allow casinos and sports betting operators to authorize betting. Sports betting operators would have gotten 20 licenses as state casinos and race tracks, they would be among the first to receive them.
If casinos and racetracks do not receive 20 licenses until January 1 , other sports betting operators and video poker services in municipalities where sports betting is legal could apply for a license.
Any operator that has a sports betting license could offer mobile betting via a website or app. Players would have to have 21 or more , and they would have to be physically located in the commune, legalized plants.
Dream. Rick Ward stated that residents who want to gamble, but live in one of the parishes that have not legalized betting, will have to go to parishes that have legalized them. Professional athletes, coaches and other participants in sporting events will not be able to place bets if they are involved in them.