Daily Fantasy Sports in Louisiana. Daily fantasy betting in Louisiana isn’t allowed as of yet. Louisiana was one of a handful of states that prevented its residents from engaging in daily fantasy sports contests (DFS). As a result, the Louisiana’s best fantasy sports sites did not accept players from the state.
No, Daily Fantasy Sports legislation did not pass in Louisiana, forcing DraftKings and FanDuel to block their services in the state. When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?
Voters in 47 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes opted to legalize fantasy sports betting, with most of those against it situated in north Louisiana. Different from season-long fantasy football leagues.
A ballot measure that would legalize online fantasy sports games for cash prizes won approval Tuesday night in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette areas. The measure is a local option in all.
Louisiana lawmakers have agreed to the taxing rate for fantasy sports betting, edging the state closer to starting the competitions for online cash prizes in 47 parishes where voters agreed to.
Daily Fantasy Sports are close to reality in Louisiana. After being approved by voters in 47 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes in 2018, it has taken nearly two years for the legislature to set regulations and agree on the tax rate. HB 64, which sets the tax rate, received final passage by the Senate 36-0.
This is definitely a step forward towards legalized sports betting in Louisiana, although it’s still a ways away and there are many more hurdles. Of note, the state held a similar ballot proposition a couple years ago on daily fantasy sports, and it was not passed in all parishes.
The people of Louisiana will not have the opportunity to approve legal sports betting in their state this year. After straddling the fence for a few days, lawmakers failed to pass a Louisiana sports betting bill on the final day of the session.