Industry News of the Day for May 22, 2019

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  • Sports Handle, 5.21.19 – Louisiana Committee Sends Sports Betting To House Floor
    • Despite one opposition witness essentially comparing legalizing sports betting to putting lipstick on a pig, the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice on Tuesday voted 11-6 to advance the sports betting bill SB 153. The bill passed out of the Senate by a vote of 24-15 on April 30. Lawmakers have a little more than two weeks to approve the bill and send it to Governor John Bel Edwards. The session adjourns on June 6.
  • AP, 5.21.19 – Louisiana’s Sports Betting Legalization Effort Edges Ahead
    • A proposal to legalize sports betting in Louisiana edged forward in the Legislature, winning the backing of a committee packed with several anti-gambling lawmakers. The Senate-supported legalization bill won passage Tuesday from the House criminal justice committee, with an 11-6 vote.


  • WFLA, 5.21.19 – Paid To Play: Florida Becoming Epicenter For Esports, Pro Gaming
    • As the world of professional video gaming explodes in popularity, you might be wondering where pro gamers are making a living when they earn enormous salaries playing from home. As it turns out, many eSport stars and pro gaming celebrities are flocking right here to Florida.

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