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Louisiana lawmakers are hoping to finally get sports betting within the state's borders, as neighboring Mississippi is set to rake in lots of money, partially due to Louisiana's inactivity on the matter in 2018.
Louisiana lawmaker (@dmartiny2011) plans to introduce sports betting bill for 2019 legislative session (April 8th through June 6th). Voter referendum is the likely path here. https://t.co/gaH0aVhu7G— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) October 25, 2018
Sen. Danny Martiny, who was one of the most vocal supporters in the failed effort earlier this year, has decided to file legislation on legalized sports betting. It must be finalized in the next legislative session, which begins April 8 and must end by June 6.
"If we don't address it, the world will be way out ahead of Louisiana and we're going to be lagging behind," Sen. Norby Chabert, R-Houma, said during a hearing at the state capitol on Wednesday.
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