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In 1868, the Louisiana Lottery Company was authorized and granted a 25-year charter. A carpetbagger criminal syndicate from New York bribed the Legislature into passing the lottery law and establishing the syndicate as the sole lottery provider. The Louisiana Lottery was an interstate venture with over 90% of the company’s revenue coming from outside Louisiana. This lottery was a prolific moneymaker. Attempts to repeal the 25-year charter were defeated with assistance of bribes to legislators.

Scandals and anti-gaming sentiment led to additional state and federal legislation against lotteries. In particular, religious leaders led the move against them. By 1878, Louisiana was the last of the legal lotteries in the country. The Louisiana Lottery survived until Congress enacted a prohibition against moving lottery tickets across state lines by any method. This act led to the abolition of the Louisiana Lottery in 1895. When the lottery was disbanded, it was discovered that promoters had made huge sums of ill-gotten gains. The Legislature was ripe with accusations of bribery. By the end of the century, thirty-five states, including California, had in their constitutions prohibitions against lotteries and no state permitted the operation of lotteries.

Boomtown Casino
300 Riverside Dr., Bossier City, La. 71111
Copa Casino
8501 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, La.
Diamond Jacks Casino
711 Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City, La. 71111
Dixie Inn Casino
12155 Hwy. 80, Dixie Inn, La.
Eldorado Resort Casino
451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport, La. 71101
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
I-20 at I-220, Bossier City, La. 71171
Horseshoe Casino
711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, La. 71111
I-220 Gold Mine Casino
7305 E. Texas St., Bossier City, La.
Kelly’s Game Room
8560 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, La.
Kings Club
12300 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La.
Loves Casino
9600 Hwy. 80, Greenwood, La.
Lucky Jacks
6918 W. Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport, La.
Sam’s Town Casino
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport, La. 71101
Silver Dollar Casino
1324 N. Market, Shreveport, La.


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