How Louisiana sports betting would work, and when, if governor signs this bill Mark Ballard, The Advocate · June 10, 2021 at 5:23 pm Legislation detailing the framework of how Louisiana adults will be able to wager on sporting events – perhaps as early as football season – cleared its final legislative hurdle Thursday and is on its way to the governor. The Senate agreed with minor changes in wording added by the House. Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t said whether he would sign the set-up bill, but he already has signed into law the companion measure that details the taxes and fees to be charged once sports betting is established. In a parish-by-parish referendum last November, voters in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes chose to participate in sports betting with a total of 65% of the state’s voters backing the idea.