BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People in Louisiana could start betting on sports events as early as the fall through sports book sites, kiosk locations and mobile sites under the bill setting up wagering regulations nearing final legislative passage.
The House criminal justice committee Tuesday advanced Republican Senate President Page Cortez’s bill without objection.
The proposal has only a few remaining steps. Lawmakers have shown little resistance to a bill pushed by the Senate’s leader.
Voters in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes agreed to allow sports betting on live-action games, but lawmakers had to set the rules and the tax rates before the gambling can begin.
The tax bill already has won final legislative passage.