Louisiana

12th May 2021

Louisiana House passes betting tax bill, cuts lottery into market

A bill setting out tax rates, license fees and other requirements for sports wagering in Louisiana – and allows the lottery to take part in…

22nd April 2021

Louisiana lawmakers deliberate amended betting tax proposals

Louisiana Representative John Stefanski has amended his bill to establish a tax rate for online and mobile sports betting in the state.  Stefanski’s House Bill…

9th February 2021

Former Louisiana gaming chief Jones to take up Entain role

Former Louisiana gaming chief Ronnie Jones is free to take an advisory role with Entain Group after being given the green light by state authorities.…

9th December 2020

Caesars to transform Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans

Caesars Entertainment has shared plans to invest $325m, transforming its existing Harrah’s New Orleans casino property into the rebranded and renovated Caesars New Orleans. The…

4th November 2020

Voters in Maryland, Louisiana and South Dakota back sports betting

Sports betting is coming to Louisiana, Maryland and South Dakota, after voters backed measures on yesterday’s (November 3) election ballot to regulate the vertical.  In…

3rd November 2020

What to expect when you’re electing

As the US goes to the polls, iGB North America looks further down the ballot at the key gambling developments being put to state populations…

13th August 2020

US GGR down 45.6% in H1 as Covid-19 wreaks havoc

US commercial gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the first half of 2020 fell 45.6% year-on-year to $11.70bn, according to the latest figures from the American…

6th August 2020

Interview: George Papanier, CEO, Twin River Worldwide Holdings

As properties reopen following a shutdown enforced by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), Twin River Worldwide Holdings president and chief executive George Papanier tells iGB North America why he…

16th July 2020

State of the Union: NJ, Boyd, CO and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, features betting revenue figures from states across the US – including strong figures from…

15th July 2020

Louisiana passes fantasy sports tax bill

Louisiana has finally passed a fantasy sports tax bill, more than 18 months after 47 of the state’s parishes approved the game, as governor John…

29th June 2020

FTC approves Eldorado-Caesars merger

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the merger between Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment, after requiring Eldorado to sell two properties to Twin River…

18th June 2020

State of the Union: CA, LA, NJ and more

This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, includes the latest updates on bills to put sports betting to voters in both…

15th June 2020

Louisiana Governor signs off on sports betting referendum bill

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed into a law a bill to arrange a parish-by-parish referendum on whether to legalise sports betting in the…

4th June 2020

Louisiana Gaming Control Board welcomes new chairman

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has appointed Lieutenant Colonel Mike Noel as the new chairman of the state’s Gaming Control Board. Noel will replace Ronnie…