Episode 50: Playing the Wildcard – The Rise of Casino Gambling in Louisiana
This year marks the 30th anniversary of casino type gambling being legitimized in Louisiana. Pulitzer-winning journalist Tyler Bridges joins Errol Laborde, executive editor of Louisiana Life, along with producer Kelly Massicot to discuss the political history of the games of chance. He should know. His book, “Bad Bet on the Bayou” (published in 2001) followed the many twists in the tale. Oh yes, they will also discuss who went to jail and why.