You'll hear the advertisements and you'll see the big money winners as depicted in televisions commercials. What you won't see is someone from Louisiana playing and winning in one of those weekly worldwide fantasy football contests available online.

While the fantasy football league you might have between friends or in your office seems to go unnoticed by legal authorities it is strictly forbidden by law in Louisiana for you to participate in an online fantasy football league that pays cash.

Under the state of Louisiana gambling statutes this kind of fantasy sports play is considered gambling. In other words you aren't supposed to do it and the two big leagues, Fan Duel and Draft Kings, won't accept your entries in their cash payout leagues.

Last year legislation was presented to state lawmakers to change the rules regarding these kinds of leagues but those changes were not passed. Therefore if you're going to pretend to own a football team you'll have to pretend in private.

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