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Riverboat Gambling Controversy (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-02-03

Duration: 00:12:12

Subjects: Gambling | CASINOS


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Connick, Harry, Sr. Interviewee
  • Scully, Raymond Interviewee
  • Moreau, Doug Interviewee


This segment from the February 3, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the riverboat casinos in Louisiana not sailing everyday as required by state law. Chapa reports that there is confusion over which agency should enforce the law. She interviews New Orleans District Attorney Harry Connick, Sr. and Raymond Scully, the captain of the Star Casino in New Orleans. Host Robert Collins then conducts an in-studio interview with East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Doug Moreau. He discusses the requirements of the riverboat gambling law.