Louisiana Sports Betting Apps & Offers December 2021

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Louisiana sports betting is going live! The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) approved emergency rules in an effort to kick-start sports betting in the state sooner than residents expected. Up to 20 licenses will be granted to various locations across the state.

Louisiana has tons of casinos, from brick-and-mortar locations to riverboat-style. And, soon, 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes will have legal sports betting at their disposal. Retail locations get temporary certification now and receive official licenses early next year. Also in that time frame, mobile sports betting could be available.

The following nine parishes voted no on sports betting legalization: Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, Lasalle, Sabine, Vermilion, West Carroll, and Winn. However, residents from these parishes can still travel to approved parishes to place bets legally.

Legal in-person sports betting is starting to roll out across the Pelican State and mobile wagering is expected in mid-January. This page will cover everything you need to know about the latest Louisiana sports betting updates.

Best 4 Louisiana Sportsbook Launch Bonuses 2021

Our editors and sports betting analysts have established the top sports betting apps in Louisiana. This is based on sportsbook features, current promotions, competitive odds, and the quality and stability of the app. Currently, there are 4 sportsbooks offering pre-launch sports betting offers in Lousiana.

$100 Pre-Launch Offer

at Caesars Sportsbook Louisiana

Available On: iOS, Android, Web Browser

States Accepted: AZ, CO, IA, IL, IN, LA, MI, NJ, NV, PA, TN, VA, WV

$100 Pre-Launch Offer

Caesars Louisiana Sportsbook

Pre-Launch

$100

& deposit $50 and get $1 dollar per point scored by local LA teams

Promo Code

TODAYRF

$1,001 First Bet Match

Benefits

Caesars Rewards

Loyalty Program

Licensed By

Louisiana Gaming Control Board

Caesars Sportsbook is going live in Louisiana and is offering a pre-launch promo to bettors who open an account before launch day:

  • Complete and verify registration before betting goes live in Louisiana to earn a $100 free bet the day betting goes live.
  • Deposit at least $50 before betting is available and earn $1 per point scored by local teams playing on the first weekend when betting goes live. Specific teams will be announced at a later date.

Caesars also offers an initial promo of a first wager match up to $1,001, which is similar to other sportsbook promotions. Apart from welcome bonuses, other recurring Caesars Sportsbook promotions include free bet bonuses, which award players with free betting credits for fulfilling certain requirements.

  • Caesars Rewards loyalty program
  • Generous risk-free bet offer
  • Great sports selection, including international sports

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY & 21+

$100 Pre-Launch Promo

at FanDuel Sportsbook Louisiana

Available On: iOS, Android, Web Browser

States Available: AZ, CO, CT, IL, IN, IA, LA, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV

$100 Pre-Launch Promo

FanDuel Sportsbook Louisiana

Pre-Launch Promo

$100

In Free Credits

Risk-Free Bet

$1,000

Promo

Projected Louisiana Partner

Boyd Gaming

Licensed By

Louisiana Gaming Control Board

FanDuel is offering $100 in free credits as a pre-launch promo to bettors in Louisiana. Just create your FanDuel Sportsbook account and you’ll see your credits available to use on official launch day.

FanDuel’s trusted sports gaming platform is expected to launch in Louisiana sometime this fall. The sportsbook features top sports options, plenty of market variety, and new promotions on a consistent basis. Recently, the website and application had a redesign with faster loading times and an overall better experience for users.

In addition to their sportsbook, users can take advantage of FanDuel’s established daily fantasy app as well. Winnings from both platforms are combined for a simplified betting experience for its users.

  • Terrific initial deposit offer
  • Bonus money feature instead of limited free bets
  • Updated app improves loading times, better live wagering experience

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY & 21+

$150 Pre-Launch offer

at Betfred Sportsbook Louisiana

Available On: iOS, Android, Web Browser

States Accepted: CO, IA, LA, PA

$150 Pre-Launch offer

Betfred Louisiana Sportsbook

Pre-Launch

$150

Promo Code

Coming Soon

up to $500

Benefits

Betfred

Loyalty Program

Betfred Louisiana is going live and offers a pre-launch promo to those who sign-up for an account prior to the launch day: a free bet valued at $150 after depositing $25 initially, plus a 100% deposit match offer of up to $500.

Aside from the pre-launch prop and welcome bonuses, Betfred Louisiana offers additional special promotions. These promotions include personalized promotions, odd boosts on enhanced parlays, and parlay insurance. The Betfred betting platform gives bettors a place to wager on a variety of sports including live betting.

  • Betfred loyalty program
  • Personalized promotions
  • Enhanced parlays and parlay insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY & 21+

$100 Pre-Launch Offer

at DraftKings Louisiana

Available On: iOS, Android, Web Browser

States Accepted: AZ, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, LA, MI, NH, NJ, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY

$100 Pre-Launch Offer

DraftKings Louisiana Sportsbook

Pre-Launch Promo

$100

In Free Bets

Free Bet Offer

$50

With $5+ Deposit

Deposit Bonus

Up to $1,000

20% Match

Licensed By

Louisiana Gaming Control Board

DraftKings is offering a pre-launch promo to Louisiana bettors – Get $100 in free bets when you sign up for a DraftKings Sportsbook account in Louisiana. No deposit required. Claim DraftKings pre-launch promo here.

DraftKings Sportsbook offers a wagering menu with a wide variety of betting markets to choose from. Users have their choice of nearly any sport on the planet, as well as futures, player props, game situations, and numerous promotions and specials to along with them.

The mobile app features an updated bet slip look, making it quicker and easier to customize what to bet on. It’s easier to switch between single bets and parlays. Sportsbook layout is individually customized on websites and mobile app.

 

  • Expansive betting market
  • One of the best mobile apps in the industry
  • $50 free bet offer

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Louisiana Sports Betting Updates & News

  • November 11, 2021:

    Bossier City has sportsbook licenses approved for their two casinos, Margaritaville and Boomtown, opening across the next four days. There are now nine total casinos that offer sports betting in Louisiana.

  • November 8, 2021:

    In Lake Charles, The Sportsbook at L’auberge Casino Resort and DraftKings Sportsbook at Golden Nugget Casino have received sports betting licenses. Both locations will begin accepting bets when they open on Nov. 10.

  • November 1, 2021:

    Boomtown Casino in Harvey and L’Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge start accepting sports wagers at The Sportsbook.

  • October 31, 2021:

    Harrah’s New Orleans and Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City start accepting sports bets through Caesars Sportsbook.

  • October 29, 2021:

    LGCB issues sports betting licenses to four retail casino locations. They can start accepting wagers on October 31.

  • October 28, 2021:

    FanDuel goes live with pre-launch offer.

  • October 22, 2021:

    Caesars Sportsbook Louisiana became the first online sportsbook to offer a pre-launch bonus offer for new players. They will receive $100 in free bets plus if they deposit $50 dollars before launch, they will get $1 dollar per point LA teams score on launch weekend.

  • October 21, 2021:

    FanDuel’s daily fantasy sports platform is approved for the state of Louisiana and is now available. Harrah’s Louisiana Downs racetrack and casino has sale approval from Caesars Entertainment to Rubico Gaming for $16.5 million.

  • October 14, 2021:

    Operators in Louisiana like DraftKings will need to provide geofencing to prevent accessing their apps on tribal land in addition to the 9 parishes that won’t allow mobile betting. Native American tribes will be able to provide mobile betting exclusively to their tribal lands in accordance to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

  • October 6, 2021:

    Louisiana retail sports betting went live at Paragon Resort & Casino in Marksville.

  • September 30, 2021:

    WynnBET has secured market access for Louisiana sports betting, though it’s unclear which company the operator is partnering with in the state. The most likely candidate is Caesars, which operates a casino in Louisiana.

  • September 17, 2021:

    Caesars Sportsbook enters into sponsorship agreement with Louisiana State University.

  • September 16, 2021:

    Hurricane Ida has delayed Louisiana’s sports betting progress. but there’s still movement happening in the state. Permanent rules were approved by the LGCB to replace emergency rules and will publish in the Louisiana Register in January.

  • July 26, 2021:

    New Orleans Saints announce partnership with Caesars Entertainment. The team’s stadium is rebranded to the Caesars Superdome.

Louisiana Sportsbook Apps & Partner Casinos 2021

Based on the existing landscape of the Louisiana betting scene, here’s a quick look at what sports betting apps and sites could launch in the state. The state is focusing on licensing in-person retail sportsbooks first. Online sportsbooks hopefully won’t be far behind, expected to launch in the coming months.

Sportsbook AppAssociated CompanyPartner CasinosNotes
Caesars Sportsbook and/or WynnBETCaesars EntertainmentHarrah’s Louisiana Downs,
Harrah’s New Orleans,
Horseshoe Casino Bossier City,
Horseshoe Casino Lake Charles
Caesars Entertainment operates these Gaming and Leisure Properties-owned casinos. WynnBET announced market share in Louisiana on Sep. 30 and has a connection with a physical location owned by Caesars. Harrah's New Orleans and Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City began accepting bets on Oct. 31 through the Caesars Sportsbook platform.
FanDuel Sportsbook
and/or
BetMGM
Boyd GamingAmelia Belle,
Delta Downs,
Evangeline Downs,
Sam's Town Shreveport,
Treasure Chest
In 2018, BetMGM and Boyd Gaming announced a multi-state market access partnership that includes Louisiana. FanDuel also has a partnership with Boyd Gaming and has launched in multiple states, including Illinois.
Betfred SportsTunica-Biloxi TribeParagon Casino ResortThe casino announced a partnership with Betfred Sports, who will operate the sportsbook at The Draft Room beginning Oct. 6.
DraftKings SportsbookCasino QueenGolden Nugget Lake Charles,
Belle of Baton Rouge,
Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge
Golden Nugget Lake Charles and DraftKings announced a partnership for a retail sportsbook location, available beginning Nov. 10. In Dec. 2020, Casino Queen purchased Belle of Baton Rouge and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. DraftKings Sportsbook branding is anticipated at these locations.
BetRiversRush Street GamingCoushatta Casino ResortRush Street Interactive, owner of BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse, has a social sports betting partnership with Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, which owns Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana.
PointsBet and/or Barstool SportsbookPenn National GamingBoomtown Bossier City,
Boomtown New Orleans,
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge,
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel Lake Charles,
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Penn National owns and operates five casinos throughout the state. They are the owner of Barstool Sportsbook and are a major shareholder of PointsBet. The latter sportsbook has market access in Louisiana through Penn National, which will likely be used in one of their casinos.

Boomtown New Orleans and L'Auberge Casino Baton Rouge started accepting sports wagers on Nov. 1 through the Kambi platform.
Golden NuggetGolden NuggetGolden Nugget Lake CharlesGolden Nugget could launch Golden Nugget Sportsbook, Borgata Sportsbook, or both depending on how regulations take shape. Golden Nugget Lake Charles will have a retail DraftKings Sportsbook, but an online skin for Golden Nugget remains a possibility.
TwinSpiresChurchill DownsFair Grounds Race CourseChurchill Downs owns both Fair Grounds Race Course and TwinSpires, which offers horse race betting in most US states and sports betting and casino gaming in a handful of territories.
Bally BetBally's CorporationEldorado Resort Casino ShreveportOwnership transfer to Bally's Corporation approved in September 2021.

Louisiana Sports Teams Betting Update

New Orleans Saints (5-6 overall, 5-6 ATS)

Football is one of the top sports that fans follow in the state of Louisiana. The New Orleans Saints have enjoyed nine playoff appearances and their first Super Bowl victory since head coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees joined the team in 2006.

Brees has since retired after the 2020 season, finishing his career with numerous offensive records and four NFL awards. This includes multiple Offensive Player of the Year awards and Super Bowl MVP.

Caesars Entertainment announced a new partnership with the New Orleans Saints in July 2021. This features the rebranding of their stadium to Caesars Superdome for 20 years.

  • Buffalo finally had a get-right game at the expense of New Orleans, which was a 31-6 blowout loss. The Saints are one-sided without a running game, and QB Trevor Siemian wasn’t very productive under center.
  • The Saints simply can’t compete with a blend of their backup quarterback without star running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara is a large contributor to the offense, who has already come close to total rushing attempts he had last season AND participates in the passing attack.
  • New Orleans is looking like a team to fade until Kamara comes back. They’ll have another tough contest next week in another Thursday appearance against Dallas. Kickoff is set for 7:20 PM CT and the Saints are 5.5-point underdogs.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional NBA team in Louisiana. The franchise heads into their 20th season in 2021. Following the trade of superstar Anthony Davis in 2019, the team hopes to continue improving under a new star in Zion Williamson. Over its history, the Pelicans have seven playoff appearances and two wins in the first round of the playoffs.

Both the Saints and Pelicans had a partnership with a Caesars-owned gaming operator in Harrah’s New Orleans in December 2018.

  • New Orleans is probably not going to be competing for a title this season, but they are playing a little better as of late. They are 5-17 straight up and 9-13 against the spread as of Sunday, Nov. 28.
  • With early struggles this season, the Pelicans have barely been favored. They have been double-digit underdogs in their back-to-back against Utah, splitting wins.
  • There are not going to be many games where they’re favored in the next week with three of the next four games on the road. That last game is at Houston, who has just three wins as the calendar nears December.

College Sports Teams

Louisiana bettors will be able to bet on college sports, including schools in the state such as Louisiana State University and Tulane University. Some states put restrictions on the types of bets you can place on college sports. In states like Illinois and New Jersey, you can’t bet on in-state college teams.

Then again, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and other states have little to no restrictions on college betting compared to betting on professional sports.

Louisiana has a handful of popular college football teams from major universities. Many Louisiana residents love supporting their favorite teams and may wish to place wagers on their activities or special games.

Caesars Sportsbook has a multi-year sponsorship agreement in place with LSU as of September 17. Branding for the sportsbook will be shown at athletics events at Tiger Stadium and within LSU athletics media. There will not be a retail sportsbook built within campus, and Caesars will create a scholarship fund for students.

LSU Tigers (6-6 overall, 5-6-1 ATS)

LSU has one of the most prestigious college football programs in the country. They have won over 65% of their games all-time. Their famous rivalry series with Alabama highlights one of the best Southeastern Conference games annually. Under the College Football Playoff format, they took the national title in 2019.

After beginning the season at 4-3, it was announced that head coach Ed Orgeron would step away from the program after the season. They have had inconsistency since their national title and the program’s athletic director wanted to go a different way. Orgeron will be paid the remaining money on his contract (nearly $17 million).

  • LSU had an upset thriller against Texas A&M at home, 27-24. It was a close contest throughout, but QB Max Johnson hit Jaray Jenkins for a 28-yard passing touchdown with 20 seconds remaining to get the huge win.
  • The Tigers end the season with a 6-6 record, which coincides with their inconsistency all year. Statistically, they’re middling across all statistics on both sides of the ball. What stands out the most is Johnson’s ratio of 27 TDs-to-6 INTs and a 144.4 season rating.
  • With a final victory in the season, LSU becomes bowl eligible. Potential destinations include the Birmingham Bowl in Alabama or Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Running back Tyrion Davis-Price is 78 rushing yards away from eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark on the 2021 season.

Other Sports To Bet On In Louisiana

In addition to major sports leagues and games, such as football, baseball, and basketball, Louisiana sportsbooks will also allow you to place wagers on other activities or leagues. These include cricket, darts, NASCAR, and various types of fighting matches, such as MMA and UFC fights.

Bigger sportsbooks with more developed betting markets may even let you place wagers on other stuff, such as rugby, Aussie rules football, and eSports. You’ll need to research the sportsbook of your choice to see what bets you’ll be able to make when they receive licensure.

How To Place A Bet In Louisiana

Details about the upcoming sports betting industry in Louisiana are forthcoming. We do not yet know when players will be able to participate in sports wagering online. We also don’t know whether Louisiana will require players to register at a partnered casino before they can place a wager with a mobile sportsbook.

Bettors are not able to use commercial sportsbooks on tribal lands. This means many online apps, like DraftKings Sportsbook and BetMGM, will be geofenced out of use in these areas, similar to the nine parishes that did not vote for sports betting. Any mobile sports betting in that location will be operated exclusively by the tribe and their sportsbook partner.

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) allows three Indiana tribes to offer sports wagering on their land. This includes the Chitimacha Tribe, Coushatta Tribe, and Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe. The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians does not have a proper gaming agreement with the state to offer sports betting.

Let’s break down the registration and wagering process either way so you’re prepared when your favorite Louisiana sportsbook arrives.

Download The App

If mobile sports wagering is allowed in Louisiana, you’ll first need to download the app of your choice. If you have an iPhone, all you need to do is search for the app you want to use with the App Store. Then you can download the app and it will automatically install on your device.

As of March 2021, Android users can do the same with Google Play store, which now allows gambling apps on a case-by-case basis. However, the approval process is slow-going, so it might be a while before most major sportsbook apps are on the platform.

If you can’t find your app on Google Play, you can visit the primary website of your chosen sportsbook, and download the app manually from a dedicated download page.

Either way, downloading the app will also mean downloading geolocation software. This software will prevent you from placing a wager outside state lines or from within a parish that did not legalize sports betting. 

Register For Your Louisiana Sportsbook

Downloading your favorite app is just the start. You’ll then need to register for the sportsbook and provide the operator with pieces of personal information to prove your identity. These include your physical address, date of birth, and Social Security number.

If Louisiana requires in-person registration, you’ll also need to visit the partnered land-based or riverboat casino that oversees your sportsbook app. Then you can verify your identity and complete the registration process.

If things go favorably, players will finish the registration process online from anywhere, and a visit to a physical location will not be required.

Fund Your Account

You won’t be able to place a wager unless you fund your account. Most sportsbooks will offer the best deposit methods for Louisiana online sports betting, which include PayPal, online bank transfer, and PayNearMe.

When funding your account, be sure to check out any opening bonuses that may apply if your new player. Opening bonuses have the potential to more than double your initial wagering cash depending on the terms and conditions of the bonus.

For instance, a deposit match bonus will reward you for funding your account with more money right off the bat, such as the 100% deposit match up to $250 from BetRivers Sportsbook. However, the more common offer is a risk-free first bet, such as the FanDuel Sportsbook welcome bonus of a risk-free bet up to $1,000.

However, be sure that you’re aware of any bonus terms and conditions, such as time limitations. Many sportsbook bonuses require you to use the bonus within a week or so, or they may only apply to certain types of bets with particular odds values.

Place A Wager

Once there’s money in your account, you can navigate through your chosen sportsbook to the betting line or market you have in mind and start betting. Simply click the odds, type in your bet, then add it to your betslip to lock in your wager.

Louisiana Legal Sportsbooks

LA Sports Betting Final Score
Reader Rating23 Votes
Pros
Great partnerships between quality sportsbooks and LA casinos
Access to some of the best available sportsbooks
You will have great mobile app options for iOS or Android
Cons
Apps will most likely have geolocation, which prevents betting outside state lines
4.2

Even though it may be tempting to participate in sports betting via illegal websites, it’s a bad idea. 

For one, illegal betting sites don’t have good digital security and your personal information may be at risk for theft. Identity theft affects many people every year, but you can lower your risk by only using legal and regulated sportsbooks.

Offshore betting sites also usually have bad odds or wagering activities. Furthermore, there’s nothing stopping them from taking the money you fund into your account. They like to hide terms and conditions that they can then point to if they feel so inclined. But, usually, they’ll just take it without an explanation.

It’s a much better bet to wait for legal sportsbooks to come to Louisiana. Licensed and regulated sportsbooks will be overseen by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, which prevents operators from taking your money or putting your personal information at risk.

Plus, the wagering experience of licensed mobile sportsbooks is always better. They provide player-friendly odds, regular promotions, and much better betting markets, so you can place wagers for whatever games or leagues you have in mind.

LA Sports Betting Updates In Revenue

It’s difficult to determine exactly the kind of sports betting revenue the Louisiana state government will gain after the industry launches. However, the Louisiana legislature’s economist, Greg Albrecht, has indicated that Mississippi’s overall gambling market gained almost $8 million of revenue in December 2020 alone. Mississippi is a neighboring state, so it serves as a good measuring stick against which we can estimate Louisiana’s future gains.

Furthermore, according to recent statistics, legal sports betting in Mississippi provided almost $1 million of that revenue. Therefore, it’s safe to say that Louisiana will, at the bare minimum, gain several million dollars of state revenue from adding sports betting to its already developed gambling industry.

This is doubly true if the state launches mobile or online sports wagering instead of limiting the activity to riverboat and other casinos. The state government is aware of this possibility, which increases the likelihood of mobile sports wagering coming with the industry’s launch. 

How Louisiana Compares To Other States

Louisiana’s sports betting journey has been a bit different compared to other states. For instance, it moved relatively quickly after 2018 when PASPA was struck down by the Supreme Court. It had a sports betting legalization bill on the table in 2019, although it didn’t get enough support to be legalized at that time.

Then Louisiana left the decision in the hands of its residents instead of up to lawmakers. There have been a few other states that have followed this route, such as Georgia. The effort was successful – voters in the majority of Louisiana’s parishes will be able to enjoy sports betting sometime in the near future.

But this legalization method is also distinct since it leaves out nine Louisiana parishes. Therefore, sports betting will be distributed unevenly throughout the state. Most of the districts that did not vote for sports betting are in the northern part of the state. 

Now that sports betting is legalized, it falls to lawmakers to finalize the details. Currently, it looks as though sports betting will arrive in both online and retail formats, which is ideal for sports betting operators and sports bettors alike.

Gamblers will have multiple avenues in which to enjoy sports wagering, including mobile apps, desktop sites, and retail casino locations found inside the state’s land-based casinos and famous riverboat casino cruises.

Sports Betting Louisiana Successes And Failures

LA Sports Betting Success

Louisiana’s sports betting successes are sparse at the moment, as the industry hasn’t launched yet. But the state has a thriving land-based and riverboat casino market, including five different properties in New Orleans alone. That’s a success compared to most other US states in and of itself.

Most parishes also authorized the legalization of daily fantasy sports, although fewer than those that legalized sports betting.

Either way, Louisiana successfully legalized sports betting and daily fantasy sports across most of the state, which is a noteworthy success in a largely conservative state.

Thus, Louisiana’s sports betting effort has so far been successful, even if it hasn’t been particularly fast or encompassing of the entire state.

Where Could Louisiana Improve Online Gambling

Louisiana doesn’t offer any other online gambling or gaming activities save for daily fantasy sports. Interestingly, DFS was legalized in a similar parish by parish ballot measure, where individual communities could vote on whether to allow the industry.

Louisiana could improve its online gambling sphere by allowing for both online casino games and poker sites. At the moment, players are restricted to social casinos and poker sites, such as Chumba Casino and Global Poker. These sites are legal because players bet with sweeps coins rather than cash; however, sweeps coins can be directly exchanged for cash prizes.

If Louisiana decides to update its online gambling laws, it’s likely that it’ll leave the decision up to the parishes again. This will allow different parishes to legalize or outlaw additional online gambling activities.

Legalization Effort In Louisiana

Although Louisiana’s legalization effort has moved rapidly, it was stalled for some time after 2018. It took an entire year after the removal of PASPA for Louisiana lawmakers to create a bill that would legalize both sports betting and daily fantasy sports.

Only DFS was legalized, and only because the measure was kicked to an individual parish ballot. Fewer parishes allow daily fantasy sports compared to the number of parishes that now allow sports betting.

After the sports betting bill was not legalized in 2019, the Louisiana legislature instead decided to move the question of legalization to the November 2020 ballot. Fortunately for sports wagering fans, 55 of 64 parishes voted to legalize the activity in their communities.

The legislature only needed one parish to approve of legal sports betting, however. When most parishes agreed to legalize it, lawmakers in Louisiana started moving toward questions of licensure, regulation, and tax rates.

Louisiana Sports Betting FAQs

When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?

Technically, it is currently legal within the state. Most Louisiana parishes voted to legalize sports betting in some form. However, no sportsbooks have launched yet, and so far it appears the launch will begin with retail sportsbooks followed by online sportsbook apps at a later date.

Is it legal to bet on college sports in Louisiana?

Bettors can place wagers on college teams both in the state of Louisiana and with out-of-state schools.

Do I need to be a resident of Louisiana to bet online?

No. As with most other sportsbooks, the geolocation software that will track your location only requires you to be within state lines to use the app. You don’t necessarily need to live in Louisiana.

Since Louisiana is a special case, it’ll also track whether you’re in a legal parish. Some parishes will not allow sports betting, so you’ll need to either skip across parish lines or go to another state if you live in one of these areas.

Is it safe to use an online sportsbook app?

Yes, so long as it is licensed and regulated. Licensed sportsbooks may only receive licensure if they have up-to-date digital security and insurance for their users, which covers players in the event of theft. Louisiana online sports betting will be regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

Is DraftKings legal in Louisiana?

Yes, but it currently only offers daily fantasy sports. DraftKings is one of the most likely sportsbook operators to pursue licensure immediately after applications become available since it already has a fan base in this state.

How old do I have to be to bet online in Louisiana?

21. While age requirement for sports betting in Louisiana hasn’t been set yet, the gambling age in LA is 21 and up. The age requirement for online betting in most other states is 21 as well with few exceptions.

About the Author

Brian Spaen

Brian Spaen is an editor and contributor for Gaming Today. He has been a content writer and editor in various industries, including sports betting, environmental technology, and higher education. Brian is a graduate of Iowa State University and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s an NFL and MLB fan.

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