Louisiana's State Gaming Control Chairman Ronnie Jones talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the outlook for 2020 for Shreveport and Bossier City's casino's.

Jones tells KEEL listeners that the problems for the area's six riverboat casinos are daunting, especially when facing expanded gaming in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Those difficulties are compounded, Jones says, because of the legislated limits - both in size and gambling positions - currently in place. In addition the tax rate in Louisiana is markedly higher than in competing states, with riverboat casinos in Louisiana paying taxes at 21%, while the rate in Oklahoma is only 6% and neighboring Mississippi just 7%.

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