Louisiana’s gaming revamp is no sure bet

I’ve got a tip for you: there’s some heavy action underway at the Capitol on a cluster of gaming bills.
If you’re involved in the process or just watching from afar, you can’t miss them; amid the Legislature’s huddled masses of policy proposals, they’re the high-rolling VIPs of the ongoing regular session.

And, no, it’s not gambling. It’s gaming.

In 1992 the Louisiana Legislature was tasked with creating a land-based casino in New Orleans. But the House and Senate had an enormous problem—our state constitution. It states that the gambling should be “defined by and suppressed” by the Legislature…

 

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