Each state regulates gambling and lotteries, sometimes to entirely prohibit them or to closely monitor the casino or racetrack gaming. Louisiana has laws regulating everything from riverboat casinos to horse racing. In addition, for over 20 years, the state-operated lottery has raised revenue for the state, primarily for public education in Louisiana. State law dictates how lottery revenue is distributed. Because gambling and lotteries are complicated areas of the law, it’s a good idea to review these laws before betting at the track or trying to open a neighborhood blackjack club. Click on the links below for more on Louisiana gambling and lotteries laws.