Tag Archives: louisiana
- FBI, DOJ investigating daily fantasy sports legality, legitimacy of UIGEA exemption
October 15, 2015
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation into whether daily fantasy sports (DFS) is a form of gambling that violates federal law. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal quoted sources saying FBI agents had been contacting customers of DFS operator DraftKings regarding their interactions with the company. The...
- Boyd Gaming to spend $45m for Louisiana race track expansion
July 1, 2015
Boyd Gaming Corporation has announced its $45m expansion plans for Delta Downs Racetrack Casino Hotel in Vinton, Louisiana. Boyd Gaming plans to redesign all 200 existing rooms at the property, which is set for completion in 2016, to provide a new look and feel to the hotel. In addition the company...
- Fantasy Sports Still Illegal in Louisiana
June 3, 2015
Louisiana state Rep. Joseph Lopinto voluntarily deferred his HB 475 legislation that would have legalized daily fantasy sports after encountering opposition from lobbying groups. In a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, Lopinto pulled the bill upon realizing it would have been rejected. The bill is now off of the committee’s...
- Louisiana bill aims to make fantasy sports legal; Schefter signs up for Fantasy Sports Combine
April 10, 2015
Louisiana representative Joe Lopinto has filed a bill for the upcoming legislative session that would legalize playing real-money fantasy football in the state. As more and more US states open themselves up to daily fantasy sports sites, Lopinto hopes that the state can join in on the fun. Lopinto told WWTL in Louisiana...
- London’s Park Lane Casino preps outdoor gaming area so high-rollers can smoke
March 22, 2015
A swanky London hotel is preparing to launch an outdoor casino at which patrons would be allowed to smoke ‘em if they got ‘em. The Hilton Hotel in Park Lane opened a ‘no riff raff’ private casino last year for which entry requires a £1k membership fee. The hotel, which...
- Louisiana wants unclaimed casino cash to fund medical exams for rape victims
March 13, 2015
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has proposed using unclaimed casino winnings to help cover the costs of medical examinations of rape victims. On Thursday, Jindal revealed that he is working with state Rep. Helena Moreno to end the practice of charging sexual assault victims for the cost of their post-attack medical...