Online Gaming in Louisiana: History and Prospects for the Future
|July 15, 2014|
Previously published on Summer 2014
Louisiana has had a long and colorful history of gambling—both legal and illegal. In 1823 New Orleans had six casinos licensed by the Louisiana legislature. During this time New Orleans actually had a street named Craps (now Burgundy street) in honor of the ubiquitous dice game imported by the French settlors. By 1835, the licensing of casinos was repealed by the Legislature, but many casinos continued to flourish illegally. Illegal casinos and card games which once thrived in New Orleans, its surrounding Parishes and on Mississippi riverboats now find a legal home in downtown New Orleans and on many of the State’s major waterways.
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