La. Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoes package of video poker bills

Jun 11, 2012 7:17 PM

Concerned about weakening gambling safeguards, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a package of bills that would have tweaked the state’s video poker laws.

One of the bills would have removed the mandatory license revocation requirement for a video poker operator who has three or more violations for letting someone under 21 years old play video poker.

Another bill would have removed the fuel sale requirements for truck stops, which determine how many video poker machines they can have, after five years of compliance.

Jindal said the bills would have lessened the state’s gambling standards.