6:45 LRN Sportscast

The Gaming Control Board has approved sports betting licenses for four casinos in Louisiana. Harrah’s in New Orleans, Boomtown Casino in Harvey, L’auberge Baton Rouge and Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City can begin taking sports bets on Sunday. Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns says several other casinos have also applied…
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L’Auberge in Baton Rouge says it will open its sports book on Monday, while Boomtown Casino in Harvey will begin taking sports bets on Tuesday, according to the Lt. Governor’s office. Meanwhile, the Caesars Sportsbook inside Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans will take its first best on Sunday at 7 AM.

That’s several hours before the Saints will host the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs lead the NFC South with a 6-1 record, while the Saints are 4-and-2. Kick-off is at 3:25.

La Tech can use a win tomorrow as they visit one-and-six Old Dominion. The Bulldogs have scored 19 points in their last two games and in those contests they converted just nine times on 27 third-down opportunities. Tech Coach Skip Holtz says they got to get that percentage up…
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Kick-off is at 2:30 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Also tomorrow, Tulane hosts 2nd ranked Cinncinnati. The Cajuns take on Texas State in Lafayette, ULM visits Appalachian State, McNeese is at Southeastern, Nicholls hosts Northwestern, Grambling is at Florida A-and-M.