What To Expect When Louisiana Sports Betting Goes Mobile

Louisiana online sports betting is just around the corner, expected to go live this month. Mobile sportsbooks will follow nine retail sports betting locations already live and taking bets throughout the state. As the Pelican State gears up for a full-fledged online sports betting launch, there are a few things to keep in mind to prepare for the advent of mobile sportsbooks in Louisiana.

Take Your Pick

There are already a handful of sportsbooks planning to launch online betting apps and sites in Louisiana. You can pick one and stick with it or sign up for multiple accounts, giving you the opportunity to find better odds for your wagers. Here’s a rundown of some Louisiana sportsbooks we expect to launch soon:

  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • BetMGM
  • FanDuel
  • DraftKings
  • Betfred
  • PointsBet
  • Golden Nugget
  • TwinSpires
  • Bally Bet

Others will inevitably come to Louisiana as well. Keep an eye out for new launches as the market grows.

How To Sign Up

Once Louisiana sportsbooks go live with desktop and mobile betting, the first step toward placing a bet will be registering for an account. If you’ve ever signed up for an online shopping or bank account, the process will feel familiar.

First, head to your preferred sportsbook’s desktop site or download the mobile app. You can get most sports betting apps from the iOS App Store or the Google Play marketplace. Then, have a few pieces of information handy. You’ll need the following:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Date of Birth
  • Password (you will create one)
  • Social Security Number
  • Government-issued ID

Plug all of the information in as requested. The final two items on that list will confirm your identity and ensure you aren’t signing up for multiple accounts. You may also need to confirm your account by clicking a link sent to your inbox. Do that if necessary to complete the process.

Claim A Bonus (Or Two, Or Three…)

Louisiana online sportsbooks want your business. In fact, they’ll even give you large sums of bonus credit or free bets just for signing up and placing a wager. Bonuses and promotions vary by sportsbook, but the main types you’ll find are first bet insurance and deposit match bonuses. First bet insurance refunds your first bet in credits if it loses. Deposit matches duplicate some or all of your initial deposit at a sportsbook.

Take a look at each sportsbook’s welcome bonus and choose one that’s right for you. You can claim a bonus at more than one sportsbook, too, so long as you meet the criteria for each one.

Shop Around For Lines

Once sports betting in Louisiana matures, you may have up to 40 options to choose from. If you create accounts at multiple sports betting sites, that means you can shop around for the best lines on any bet you’d like to place. Look for competitive odds from competing sportsbooks to maximize your payout potential on any bet.

Look Out For Local Specials

Finally, check your favorite sportsbooks often. When a new market launches — and well into that market’s life cycle — oddsmakers will offer featured lines and bets on local teams. For Louisiana bettors, that could mean specials on the Saints, Pelicans, LSU Tigers, and other in-state teams.

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Cole Rush

Cole Rush

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Cole Rush is an industry writer and contributor at Gaming Today. He is a Chicago-based writer in the gambling and media spaces. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns. Rush also covers pop culture and books for Reactor Mag (formerly Tor.com) and TheQuillToLive.com, a sci-fi and fantasy book review site. He has more than eight years of experience writing about gambling and entertainment.

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