Back in 2018 in Louisiana, voters overwhelmingly plunged (47 parishes out of a total of 64) to approve Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS). However, don’t expect Louisiana to become the next legal sports betting state like New Jersey or Nevada overnight after the outcome of November 2020’s sports betting legalization referendum.
Two years after passing the DFS referendum, Louisiana’s voters still don’t have operating DFS sites due to lawmakers being unable to agree on the related tax bills for DFS and the enabling of licenses. We can only hope that Louisiana sports betting will be enforced quicker. The global pandemic-inspired economic downturn may ensure a speedier sports betting law development as the state government badly needs the extra revenue that sports betting would generate.
Doom and gloom aside, its interesting to see how we got to the stage of a sports betting referendum, and it gives some clues as to which way the November vote will go.