Final sports betting legislation sent to Governor's desk

Final sports betting legislation sent to Governor's desk
Final sports betting legislation sent to Governor's desk Photo credit Getty Images: liveslow

As the legislative session draws to a close, Lawmakers are putting the final touches on sports betting rules.

By a vote of 33-to-3 the state senate has sent the final rules establishing sports betting on to the Governor's desk.

The rules will allow wagering through sports book sites, mobile apps and kiosk locations in parishes where voters supported the activity.

Governor John Bel Edwards is expected to sign the measure and pave the way for betting on sports events to begin as early as the fall.

Law makers are still working on how to spend the revenue raised from sports betting.

But that bill doesn't have to pass for betting to begin.