Political Struggles To Update Riverboat Laws Worth It, Says Louisiana’s Top Regulator

Despite lawmakers introducing almost three dozen gaming bills at the start of the 2018 Louisiana legislative session in March, opponents were able to sideline most of them in committee with only three proposals making it to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards.

“I think there was this belief that everybody wanted to ride that wave in. That if they’re going to make changes to riverboats then we all want to make changes in our respective gaming endeavors,” said Ronnie Jones, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

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