About the Author

Rebecca Hanchett

Rebecca Hanchett is a political writer based in Kentucky's Bluegrass region who covers legislative developments at Gaming Today. She worked as a public affairs specialist for 23 years at the Kentucky State Capitol. A University of Kentucky grad, she has been known to watch UK basketball from time to time.

Could GeoFencing Barriers Be Lifted On Louisiana Sports Betting?

May 27, 2022 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

Louisiana sports betting is legal everywhere in the state except in nine parishes in northern and north central Louisiana and one parish on the Texas state line. The nine were excluded from legal sports betting under the 2021 Louisiana law after voters in those parishes voted against legal sports betting in a 2020 referendum.  The […]

Thirteen Louisiana Casinos Apply For Sports Betting Licenses

October 13, 2021 | By: Rebecca Hanchett

At least two-thirds of Louisiana casinos eligible for sports betting licenses are a step closer to launch, with temporary sportsbook authorization possible at any time.  Thirteen of the 20 commercial casinos have now applied, say state regulators, with a retail launch expected first. The casinos have until Jan. 1, 2022 to apply for a sports […]