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Legal Fantasy Sports In Louisiana Not Likely Until Late 2019

The process of legalizing fantasy sports in Louisiana cleared its biggest hurdle for most state residents in last week’s election, but several significant steps remain before players can start filling out their line-ups.

Forty-seven of the state’s 64 parishes voted to permit fantasy sports in the state’s unique parish-by-parish system on November 6. Those parishes comprise about 92 percent of the state’s population, according to Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

“Virtually every metro area voted in favor,” Jones said.

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