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Louisiana Sports Betting Sites & Promos

Louisiana legalized sports betting on June 22nd 2021, and the Pelican state is expected to go live with online wagering before the end of the year. With several sports betting sites looking to enter the LA market, things are going to heat up down South very soon. Operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel and Betfred have already staked their claim on the Louisiana landscape, but several others are set to join the three in the coming months.

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⭐ Louisiana Sports Betting Sites

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These are the top Louisiana sports betting sites.

With 4,5 million people, Louisiana is not the biggest sports betting state in the US. Nevertheless, they state has a strong sporting tradition with major league teams such as the New Orleans Saints (NFL) and New Orleans Pelicans (NBA). When it comes to college football, Louisiana is among the strongest in the country with 11 Division I football programs including Bayou Bengals, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Tulane and Monroe. And who could forget the modern UFC superstars Daniel Cormier and Dustin Poirier, both hailing from Lafayette, Louisiana.

Currently Louisiana residents can wager on their favorite teams and players only at few retail sportsbooks, but online sports betting is set to launch in late 2021. These are the top 10 sports betting sites in Louisiana expected to launch when online betting finally goes live.

⭐ 1. DraftKings Sportsbook

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DraftKings is one the best apps that will launch in LA.

Bonus: 20% up to $1,000 Deposit Bonus

DraftKings, along with FanDuel, is the leading daily fantasy sports and sports betting provider in the USA. They already operate a fantasy sports site in LA, but will launch a sportsbook as soon as the state goes live. The official partner of the UFC, they offer new players a $1,000 for registering on their site.

⭐ 2. BetMGM

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BetMGM will have a massive operation in the Pelican State.

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BetMGM is the third biggest online sportsbook in the US, and they’ve already announced plans to enter the Louisiana betting market. With arguably the best mobile betting platform in the US, BetMGM Louisiana is a welcome addition to the competed landscape in LA sports. New users can take advantage of their $1,000 risk free offer with the bonus code BONUSMGM.

⭐ 3. FanDuel Sportsbook

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Fanduel, the biggest sportsbook in America, is coming to Louisiana.

Bonus: $1,000 Risk Free Bet

FanDuel Sportsbook is the biggest betting site in the US, dominating the market in most of the states where it is available. They are owned by the Flutter Group, which is one of the biggest gambling companies in the world. FanDuel’s daily fantasy sports product is already legal in Louisiana, but when legal sports betting opens up in LA, they’ll give bettors who create a new account a $1,000 risk free bet.

⭐ 4. Caesars

Bonus: $5,000 Risk Free Bet

Caesars Sportsbook & Casino is running a huge marketing campaign across the US. This includes a ludicrous $5,000 bonus, which they give out to all new players. The strength of Caesars Louisiana is in their rewards program. Every customer is automatically enrolled into Caesars Rewards, which pays out great rewards.

⭐ 5. Betfred

Bonus: $500 Wager Match

BetFred at Paragon Casino was the first retail sportsbook to accept bets in Louisiana on October 5th 2021. Their online product has not yet been published, but given their retail focus, Louisiana is going to be one of their focus-states.

⭐ 6. Golden Nugget

Bonus: $250 Free Bet

Golden Nugget has presence in the state through Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino. Currently, they only operate in Michigan and New Jersey sports betting, where they also have established land based partners. Following the same logic, they’ll establish a Louisiana sports betting site as well. With one of the best bonuses around (a $250 free bet as opposed to risk free bets offered by other books) Golden Nugget will be a strong player in the scene.

⭐ 7. TwinSpires

Bonus: $1,000 Risk Free Bet with Promo Code BET1000

TwinSpires’ owner Churchill Downs owns the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans. This gives TwinSpires the perfect opportunity to enter the Louisiana online gambling market. They already run TwinSpires Racebook in Louisiana, so setting up the TwinSpires Sportsbook should not prove too difficult.

⭐ 8. PointsBet

Bonus: $2,000 Risk Free

Known for their unique style of betting (pointsbetting), the Australian operator Pointsbet has announced plans for a Louisiana sportsbook. The sportsbook relies heavily on promos and bonuses in addition to the exciting pointsbetting feature, and will give residents in the Pelican State a different type of product to try out.

⭐ 9. Barstool Sportsbook

Bonus: $10 Free + $1,000 Risk Free

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Big Cat, Marty Mush & co. are all coming to the Pelican State. Barstool Sportsbook rides on the shoulders of their succesful social media, but their sports betting product could be improved. Still, they run exciting sports betting promotions and campaigns very often, and will certainly have enterntainment value.

⭐ 10. Bally Bet

Bonus: $550 Risk Free

Bally’s owns Eldorado Shreveport, making it easy for them to have a sports betting license when Louisiana sports betting goes live. There is even a New Orleans sports channel named after Bally’s. In other states they aren’t very big, but with their $550 risk free bet bonus and local presence, they could really make an impact in LA.

⭐ Louisiana Sports Betting News & Updates

  • October 2021 – Betting is set to go live during 2021.
  • October 6, 2021 β€” A Betfred sportsbook opens at the tribal-owned Paragon Casino.
  • September 16, 2021 β€” The Louisiana Gaming Control Board passes the permanent sports betting rules. Betting is set to commence during the NFL season.
  • August 19, 2021 β€” The Louisiana Gaming Control Board passe emergency sports betting rules, which means that the licensing process can start before the exact details are ironed out.
  • June 22, 2021 β€” Gov. John Bel Edwards signs senate bills SB247 and SB 142 into law, ensuring that sports betting will go live in Louisiana.
  • June 7, 2021 β€” Governor Edwards signs HB697 as a law
  • June 3, 2021 β€” SB142 passes through the Senate by 33-3 margin.
  • May 20, 2021 β€” HB697 becomes the first sports betting legislation to be sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards.
  • May 11, 2021 β€” HB697 passes the House.
  • Nov. 4, 2020 β€” 55 out of 64 Louisiana parishes (districts) vote to allow sports betting in LA.

⭐ Rules and Regulations for LA Sports Betting

Louisiana Sports Betting Information
Retail Sports Betting Tax Rate 10%
Online Betting Tax Rate 15%
Legal Betting Age 21 years
Instate College Betting Yes
Mobile Betting Yes
DFS Yes

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