The roulette wheel that defines casino gambling in Louisiana may not be done yet with Bossier Parish and the surrounding area.
This session, legislators filed dozens of bills dealing with all aspects of gambling. Few gained any traction, although one did that likely would allow an expansion of video poker machines at Louisiana Downs in Bossier City. That bill, HB 91, has crossed the marble over to the Louisiana Senate.
But a pair failed that would have triggered a major reshuffling of northwest Louisiana’s six riverboat casinos: allowing Tangipahoa Parish to conduct a referendum on relocating DiamondJacks Casino, berthed presently in Bossier