Louisiana online betting not ready for Week 1 of NFL playoffs

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State leaders were hoping to have online sportsbooks up and running by this weekend, just in time for the NFL playoffs, but that won’t happen. That’s because the state police and the Louisiana Gaming Commission are still working out the final details. Almost every parish in the New Orleans area has approved online sports betting using computers, laptops, and cell phones. a final deployment date. The state police continue to do their compliance and substantive work while making sure the technology is working properly. Without a recommendation from the State Police, I cannot issue any mobile betting license. We’re working overtime to get there, but it’s complicated. We’ll deploy it when we’re sure it’s working properly. This is not only a guarantee for the casino industry, but also for sports betting customers.

State leaders were hoping to have online sportsbooks up and running by this weekend, just in time for the NFL playoffs, but that won’t happen.

That’s because the state police and the Louisiana Gaming Commission are still working out the final details.

Almost every parish in the New Orleans area has approved online sports betting using computers, laptops, and cell phones.

The airwaves were filled with companies advertising their product.

In a written statement, Ronnie Johns of the board of Louisiana Gaming Control said:

“We don’t have a specific rollout date. The State Police continue to do their compliance and substantive work while making sure the technology is working properly. Without a recommendation from the State Police, I can’t issue any mobile betting license. We’re working overtime to get there, but it’s complicated. We’ll roll it out when we’re sure it’s working properly. That’s not only a guarantee for the casino industry, but also for sports betting customers.

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