Louisiana Online Sports Betting: When Will Sportsbook Apps Launch?
Louisiana Online Sports Betting Is Soon To Become A Reality
Louisiana online sports betting is so close to becoming a reality that southerners can already taste it. Soon, the already-known reality of eventual legal online sports betting will be put to the test in the state.
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed Louisiana’s sports betting regulation bill into law in June 2021. The bill laid out the possibility for as many as 41 mobile operators to enter the state with hopes of launching during the 2021 football season.
However, it doesn’t appear that the early football season target launch date will come to fruition.
In September, Louisiana officials maintained that they were working “as fast as possible” toward the state’s retail and online sports betting launch, but they could not provide a firm deadline.
As of early November, Louisiana residents can currently register while they wait for the genuine article. Fortunately, FanDuel Sportsbook is currently offering $100 in free bets if the online sports gambler registers prior to the state officially going live.
Get started today with $100 in bets by pre-registering with FanDuel Sportsbook.
Louisiana Online Sports Betting Pre-Register Offers
There are currently three Louisiana online sports betting pre-register offers that Saturday Down South is offering.
Whether it’s FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook or Caesars Sportsbook, excited online sports gamblers can get ahead of the game and grab free-bet money by clicking on the appropriate links below.
|Louisiana Sportsbook||Promo Code||Pre-Register Link|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||N/A||Get $100 in free bets from FanDuel Sportsbook by pre-registering here..|
|DraftKings Sportsbook||N/A||Get $100 in free bets from DraftKings Sportsbook by pre-registering here..|
|Caesars Sportsbook||SOUTHRF||Get $100 in free bets from Caesars Sportsbook by pre-registering here..|
Top Sportsbooks To Enter Louisiana Online Sports Betting Market
Louisiana is, of course, one of the top SEC states in the land. Along with the New Orleans professional teams, it’s a state expected to do a lot of college sports betting business, including LSU Tigers football, for which Saturday Down South religiously covers.
As far as which sportsbooks could be expected, some of the usual suspects are leading the way, including FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKings Sportsbook.
1. FanDuel Sportsbook
It simply doesn’t get much better than FanDuel Sportsbook. Saturday Down South’s choice for top sportsbook is ready to roll in Louisiana.
One of FanDuel Sportsbook’s top positives is its widespread appeal. The company’s app is easy to use and incredibly functional. Both novice online sports wagerers and diehard sports gamblers thoroughly enjoy the app.
Furthermore, FanDuel allows its app users to move back and forth between its sportsbook and casino offerings.
FanDuel Sportsbook Approved States:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
2. DraftKings Sportsbook
While FanDuel Sportsbook is currently touted as Saturday Down South’s top operator choice, nobody can go wrong in selecting to use DraftKings Sportsbook.
From humble daily fantasy beginnings that mirror FanDuel, DraftKings has turned itself into one of the nation’s online sports betting powerhouses. Obviously, DraftKings is ready to pounce on the SEC-rich Louisiana as well.
Louisiana residents can grab an extra $100 in bets by pre-registering with DraftKings Sportsbook today.
DraftKings Sportsbook Approved States:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
3. Caesars Sportsbook
No operator has as much momentum right now as Caesars Sportsbook. The longstanding gaming company has been rolling in the online sports betting world since its massive purchase of William Hill this past year.
Louisiana residents can now pre-register with Caesars and get $100 in free bets.
Caesars Sportsbook Approved States:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
4. BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM is the online sports gambling platform of the famed MGM Resorts and Casinos. This means the sports gambler can expect a veteran-like gaming experience.
Vegas veterans are surely familiar with the brand, and once the BetMGM Sportsbook launches online in Louisiana, those gaming veterans should thoroughly enjoy the platform’s initial offerings. BetMGM is currently and already operating in many states.
BetMGM Sportsbook Approved States:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
5. FOX Bet Sportsbook
It’s only natural that FOX Sports, a company with a stake in college football, would get in on the Louisiana online sports betting action. FOX Bet, which is FOX Sports’ gambling brand, should also be expected in the state once the time arrives.
FOX Bet’s promos and odds stack right up there with the best in the business. The app is currently available in four states.
FOX Bet Sportsbook Approved States:
- New Jersey
6. PointsBet Sportsbook
Founded in Australia, PointsBet Sportsbook quickly entered the U.S. market after the overturn of PASPA in 2018. Its introductory promos help every online sports gambler do some damage during the early stages of legal online sports betting in the country
At this point, it would be a tremendous surprise if PointsBet doesn’t get in the Louisiana mix as soon as possible. Currently, PointsBet is operating in six states.
PointsBet Sportsbook Approved States:
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
The Road to Legal Louisiana Online Sports Betting
The road to legal Louisiana online sports betting has been a long one, but it’s also one that continues to move forward.
November 2021: Four physical locations receive sportsbook licenses to begin in-person sports betting.
October 2021: Although legal online sports betting has yet to launch, FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and Caesars Sportsbook launch pre-register promos.
September 2021: After Hurricane Ida, sometime in October, is the first projected go-live date.
August 2021: The Louisiana Gaming Control Board approved emergency rules (Aug. 23). The licensing process thus starts and allows for permanent rules to eventually be established.
June 2021: Governor John Bel Edwards signs House Bill 697. It is enacted as Act 80. Suddenly, up to 41 online sportsbooks to launch in the state were allowed.
November 2020: 55 out of 64 parishes vote yes to online sports betting, allowing it to launch in those locations. Louisiana Gaming Control Board received the power to regulate sports gambling in the state.
May 2020: The new sports betting bill passes in the House. Two weeks later, it then passed in the senate. This paved the way for a ballot measure that asked each parish its wishes on legalizing sports betting.
March 2020: A newly constructed state legislature provides the optimism for a new bill to be introduced to the House.
June 2019: The state’s first attempt to legalize online sports betting fails. The state legislature may have approved daily fantasy sports, but the idea that online sports betting was included may been the thing that shut it down.
March 2019: The House offers up a bill that features Daily Fantasy Sports. It was the first move en route to softening the blow for legal online sports betting.
May 2018: PASPA is officially overturned by SCOTUS. The law that banned sports betting throughout the United States is suddenly a thing of the past. Projected Louisiana Online Sports Betting Revenue
Louisiana Online Sports Betting Projected Revenue
- State Population (2020 Census): 4,657,757
- In-state Pro Teams: New Orleans Saints (NFL), New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
- Expected Launch Date: Late 2021 or early 2022
- Biggest Monthly Revenue: TBD
- Regulator: Louisiana Gaming Control Board
- Platforms: Online and retail (launch pending)
- Tax Rate: 10 percent of retail revenue and 15 percent of online betting revenue
Sports Betting Dime projected a $100 million sports betting handle for Louisiana in October 2021.
|Month/Year||Estimated Betting Handle||Estimated Revenue||Hold Percentage||Approximate State Tax Revenue|
|October 2021 (TBD)||$100,000,000||$7,200,000||7.20%||$1,008,000|
Louisiana Retail Sports Betting Locations
Although online sports betting is still not yet currently live and legal in Louisiana, sports bettors can lay down wagers in person.
As is the usual process, sports betting has been legal in the state for some time. However, the individual will soon have the ability do it in person at one of the following 23 brick-and-mortar locations.
|Amelia Belle Casino||500 Lake Palourde Rd, Amelia, LA 70340||Daily: 9am to 3am|
|Belle of Baton Rouge||103 France St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802||Open 24/7|
|Boomtown Casino & Hotel Bossier City||300 Riverside Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111||Daily: 9am to 3am|
|Boomtown Casino New Orleans||4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058||Daily: 8am to 5am|
|Coushatta Casino Resort||777 Coushatta Dr, Kinder, LA 70648||Open 24/7|
|Cypress Bayou Casino||832 Martin Luther King Rd, Charenton, LA 70523||Daily: 10am to 2am|
|Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino||2717 Delta Downs Dr, Vinton, LA 70668||Open 24/7|
|Eldorado Resort Casino Shreveport||451 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101||Open 24/7|
|Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino||2235 Creswell Ln, Opelousas, LA 70570||Open 24/7|
|Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots||1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119||Monday to Saturday: 9am to 12am|
Sunday: 10am to 12am
|Golden Nugget Lake Charles||2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601||Open 24/7|
|Harrah’s Louisiana Downs||8000 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA 71111||Open 24/7|
|Harrah’s New Orleans||8 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130||Open 24/7|
|Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge||1717 River Rd North, Baton Rouge, LA 70802||Open 24/7|
|Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino||711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111||Open 24/7|
|Isle of Capri Casino Lake Charles||100 Westlake Avenue Westlake, LA 70669||Open 24/7|
|Jena Choctaw Pines Casino||149 Chahta Trails, Dry Prong, LA 71423||Open 24/7|
|L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge||777 L’Auberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820||Open 24/7|
|L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles||777 Ave L’Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601||Open 24/7|
|Margaritaville Resort Casino||777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA 71111||Open 24/7|
|Paragon Casino Resort||711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351||Open 24/7|
|Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport||315 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101||Sunday to Thursday: 8am to 2am|
Friday: 8am to 12am
Saturday: Open 24 hours
|Treasure Chest Casino||5050 Williams Blvd, Kenner, LA 70065||Sunday to Monday: 8am to 2am|
Friday & Saturday: 8am to 3am
However, as of early November, there are four Louisiana physical locations that now have licensed operating sportsbooks.
Harrah’s New Orleans
- 8 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino
- 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111
Boomtown Casino New Orleans
- 4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058
L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge
- 777 L’Auberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Notable Louisiana College Football Teams
Hey, this is Saturday Down South, so Louisiana college football is something of a religion around these parts. And, naturally, the first team on the list should come as no surprise.
LSU Tigers Football
The LSU Tigers have been a mainstay in the SEC and the FBS (or NCAA Division 1 football, as it was previously known) for as long as one could remember. With four claimed National Championships, five unclaimed titles, 16 conference championships and nine division crowns, LSU remains a football college powerhouse.
Other College Sports Teams:
- Tulane Green Wave Football
- Grambling State Football
Louisiana Pro Teams
New Orleans Saints
Who Dat? That’s the New Orleans Saints. Although Drew Brees is gone, Sean Payton and company are still getting it done at the ultimate football level. How the NFC South shakes out in 2021 is still very much up for debate, despite Tom Brady’s presence in the division.
New Orleans Pelicans
Is there a more athletic human in history than Zion Williamson? Perhaps. A younger LeBron James comes to mind. But this kid’s athleticism, combined with his size, makes the New Orleans Pelicans a sleeping giant.
Louisiana Sports Betting FAQs
Which Sportsbooks Should I Expect In Louisiana?
FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook and Caesars Sportsbook already have pre-registration offers available. Others that have been given the nod include BetMGM, among others.
Can I Bet On Sports In Louisiana
It is legal to bet on sports in Louisiana, but it must be done in person at one of the four approved physical locations. Mobile sports betting has yet to be approved, although it's expected to turn live soon.
When Will Online Sports Betting Become Legal In Louisiana?
Sports bettors can already pre-register at FanDuel Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook or Caesars Sportsbook. Louisiana's mobile sports betting is ready to turn live at any moment, perhaps in November 2021.
What Is The Legal Betting Age In Louisiana?
Bettors in Louisiana have to be at least 21 years of age.
Can I Bet On LSU And College Football In Louisiana?
Yes, Louisiana will allow collegiate bets in the state, including in-state wagering.
How Much Sports Betting Revenue Will Louisiana Generate?
Per a comprehensive report commissioned by Louisiana, the state could generate between $237 million and $332 million in revenue annually.