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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.
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Boomtown Casino
300 Riverside Dr., Bossier City, La. 71111
318-746-0711
Copa Casino
8501 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, La.
318-938-9961
Diamond Jacks Casino
711 Diamond Jacks Blvd., Bossier City, La. 71111
318-678-7777
Dixie Inn Casino
12155 Hwy. 80, Dixie Inn, La.
318-382-4911
Eldorado Resort Casino
451 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport, La. 71101
318-220-0711
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
I-20 at I-220, Bossier City, La. 71171
318-742-5555
Horseshoe Casino
711 Horseshoe Blvd., Bossier City, La. 71111
318-742-0711
I-220 Gold Mine Casino
7305 E. Texas St., Bossier City, La.
318-747-9263
Kelly’s Game Room
8560 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, La.
318-938-5469
Kings Club
12300 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La.
318-925-6714
Loves Casino
9600 Hwy. 80, Greenwood, La.
318-938-6122
Lucky Jacks
6918 W. Bert Kouns Ind. Loop, Shreveport, La.
318-686-8593
Sam’s Town Casino
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy., Shreveport, La. 71101
318-424-7777
Silver Dollar Casino
1324 N. Market, Shreveport, La.
318-675-0260

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