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Louisiana Tourism and the Different Outdoor Activities

September 23rd, 2022

Louisiana is a fishing state,Guest Posting no doubt about that. But fishing is not the only recreational activity offered by this water-surrounded region that has rich and fertile lands, waters teeming with innumerable varieties of fish, vast estuary system and coastal wetlands, spectacular mountain views, among others. Louisiana is proud home to thousands of biking and hiking trails, countless birding trails and numerous campgrounds and RV parks. If it’s outdoor fun you are looking for. Louisiana is the right place to visit anytime of the year.

The coast of Louisiana plays home to 13 biking trails where bikers can enjoy the state’s beautiful and spectacular landscapes. There are various biking routes – from the lightly traveled and paved rural roads to the challenging mountain biking trails, to easy and leisurely paths through the state parks. Biking becomes more enjoyable by the mild climate all year round. This outdoor activity will be a fun way for families and friends to share a unique bonding experience. Some of the great biking trails in Louisiana include Fountainbleau State Park in Mandeville, Hooper Road Park in Baton Rouge, Wild Azalea Trail in Woodworth, Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area in Slaughter and Chicot State Park in Ville Platte, and many others.

Another Louisiana tourism outdoor activity is bird watching attributed to the vast coastal marsh and swamp which attract migrating birds to visit Louisiana every year. The coastal areas of Louisiana is the perfect habitation for some of the country’s most amazing birds and over 400 species of migratory birds that feast on the fertile environment of Louisiana. Bird enthusiasts have plenty of opportunities to view the abundant wildlife throughout the coastal region of Louisiana. The Louisiana Gulf Coast offers open access to some of the country’s best birding trails. The Mississippi Flyway is certainly the country’s best destinations for bird watching.

Which Forms of Gambling Are Legal in Louisiana?

March 15th, 2022

Louisiana is known across the country for its great food, music and festivals. Louisiana is also known for its gambling. People come from across the South to enjoy the food in casino restaurants and to gamble on riverboats. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast has numerous casinos, almost all forms of gambling are illegal in neighboring Texas and Arkansas. This article provides a brief summary of gambling activities that are legal in Louisiana and those that are not.

Gambling in Louisiana is defined as “the intentional conducting, or directly assisting in the conducting, as a business of any game, context, lottery, or contrivance whereby a person risks the loss of anything of value in order to realize a profit.”

LEGAL GAMBLING IN LOUISIANA

Age restrictions: To participate in the state lottery or horse track betting you must be 18 years old. To gamble in a casino or on a video poker machine, you must be 21.

Casinos and Racetracks: Riverboat casinos are legal in Louisiana. “Riverboat” refers to anything floating in the water, which results in many riverboats consisting of large structures on anchored barges near the shore. A land-based casino is licensed by the state in the City of New Orleans and on Indian tribal land. Betting on horse races are legal but dog racing is illegal.

State lottery: The Louisiana Lottery began in 1991 and lottery proceeds are legislatively earmarked for improving Louisiana’s educational system. The Louisiana lottery includes numbers drawing, Power-ball, and scratch off tickets.

Video poker: Casinos and racetracks in the state have video poker machines, as do a number of restaurants, gas stations, bars and truck stops. In Louisiana, if a business has a liquor license, this license allows you to have up to three video gaming machines. Truck stops can operate more video poker machines depending on the amount of fuel they sell.

Social Gambling and Charitable Gambling: Social gambling (for recreational purposes and not for business purposes) such as pool games, personal bets or betting on sports is legal in Louisiana as long as nobody takes a “cut” or fee from managing the transaction (other than awards to the rightful winner). Certain gambling activities such as raffles, bingo and keno which are directly associated with charitable fund-raising for non-profit organizations is legal.

Commercial cruise ships in international waters: Gambling on commercial cruise ships that travel internationally (beyond 12 miles offshore) is legal.

Taxes: Any establishment that gives a one-time gambling award of $600 or more is required to report the winning, along with the recipient’s social security number, to the IRS and Louisiana Department of Revenue. Residents are required to report gambling revenue as taxable income on their federal and state tax returns.

ILLEGAL GAMBLING IN LOUISIANA

Dogfighting and gambling related to dogfighting: La. R.S. 14:102.5 makes it illegal to own, possess, keep or train a dog for the purpose of dogfighting or to possess any paraphernalia used in training dogs to fight. Violation for a first conviction results in a fine of up to $1000 and/or not more than one year imprisonment. A subsequent conviction results in a fine of up to $3000 and/or imprisonment of not more than three years.

Cockfighting and gambling related to cockfighting: La. R.S. 14:102.23 makes it unlawful for any person to organize or conduct any commercial or private cockfight where it is reasonably foreseeable that chickens would be injured. It is also unlawful to possess, train or purchase any chicken for cockfighting purposes. A first offense conviction results in a fine of up to $1000 and/or 6 months imprisonment. A second offense conviction results in a fine of up to $2000 and/or one year imprisonment. A third offense conviction results in a fine of up to $2000 and/or three years imprisonment.