Louisiana Votes On Internet Gambling Investigation

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The state of Louisiana will possibly be taking a look at the possibility of legalizing online gambling, as a piece of legislation that authorized such an investigation passed through the state's House of Representatives.

The measure, which is officially dubbed the Louisiana House of Representatives Concurrent Resolution 3, soared through the House with a 62-22 margin. The bill's stated purpose is "...to study the feasibility and practicality of authorising Internet gaming". If the measure gets through both legislative branches, a recommendation will be made before the start of next year's legislative session.

The bill was introduced by Lousiana State Representative Mike Huval, who says of the bill: “It’s not a matter of if, it’s just a matter of when it's (internet gambling) going to happen. I’m not promoting gambling. I want to provide a way to make it safer for our residents.”

The state Senate will now take up the measure and vote whether or not is should pass.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.