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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards picks Senator Ronnie Johns to run gambling board

BY: - July 23, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Sen. Ronnie Johns, R-Sulphur, to lead the state’s Gaming Control Board, which creates and oversees gambling industry regulations in Louisiana. Johns is one of the biggest boosters of the gambling industry in the Louisiana Legislature. He’s sponsored several pieces of legislation to ease restrictions on gambling companies– including the […]

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Legal mobile fantasy sports could come to Louisiana later this year

BY: - January 21, 2021

Louisiana will start accepting applications for legal fantasy sports operations Feb. 19, paving the way for the state to bring cash-backed competitions run by companies like FanDuel and DraftKings to residents’ mobile phones by the end of this spring. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board passed regulations and licensing requirements for fantasy sports operators Thursday (Jan. […]