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Ronnie Jones, La. Gaming Control Board (2018)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-08-06

Duration: 00:45:07

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Louisiana. Gaming Control Board | Gambling | Fantasy sports | Sports betting


  • Jones, Ronnie Speaker


A speech by Ronnie Jones before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 6, 2018. Jones is the chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. He discusses: the history of legalized gambling in Louisiana; the riverboat gaming industry; the Legislature approving a law at the 2018 Regular Session allowing riverboat casinos to move ashore; the video poker industry; the effort to legalize sports betting in Louisiana; the fantasy sports initiative on the November 6th ballot; and the state’s funding of compulsive gambling treatment. He also answers questions from the audience.