Louisiana riverboats could set up slots onshore

Florida’s “cruises to nowhere” have been a sore spot for pari-mutuel operators, and the Seminole Tribe, whose gambling efforts are landlocked while the ships are able to offer casino-style gambling once they get a few miles offshore.

In contrast, Louisiana lawmakers may consider doing the opposite — allowing riverboats to set up shop on dry land, to make them more competitive with neighboring casinos in Mississippi and get the cash flowing.

This from the Times-Picayune:

“The chairman of a gaming task force said Thursday (Jan. 25) it would recommend that the Louisiana Legislature allow riverboats to place slot machines on land up to 1,200 feet from the shore to generate more revenue and compete with casinos in Mississippi.”

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