Louisiana legalized sports betting on June 22nd 2021, and the Bayou state went live with sports betting on January 28th 2022. Multiple legal sports betting companies have entered Louisiana sports wagering market, such as BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetRivers and Ceasars Sportsbooks. Louisiana sportsbooks offer plenty of bonuses, betting markets, types of bets, and promotions.
With 4,5 million people, Louisiana is not the biggest sports betting state in the US. Nevertheless, the 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.
Louisiana residents can wager on their favorite teams and players both online and at retail sportsbooks. These are the top 7 sports betting sites in Louisiana.
⭐ DraftKings Sportsbook
DraftKings is one the best apps 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. The official partner of the UFC, they offer new players a $1,000 for registering on their site. DraftKings has amazing sportsbook app, which offers legal wagering on major sports and many bonus offers for new customers.
⭐ BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM will have a massive operation in the Pelican State.
Bonus: $1,000 Risk Free with Bonus Code BONUSMGM
BetMGM is the third biggest online sportsbook in the US. With arguably one the best sports betting apps in the US, BetMGM Louisiana bonus code 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.
⭐ FanDuel Sportsbook
Fanduel, the biggest sportsbook in America, is coming to Louisiana.
Bonus: $1,000 No Sweat First 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. They’ll give Louisiana bettors who create a new sports betting account and make a real money wager a $1,000 Free Bets bonus.
⭐ Caesars Sportsbook
Bonus: Up To $1,250 On Caesars + 1000 Tier Credits + 1000 Reward Credits®
Caesars Sportsbook & Casino is running a huge marketing campaign across the US. This includes a ludicrous $1,250 first bet, that is covered by Caesars plus 1000 Tier Credits and 1000 Reward Credits®, which they give out to all new Lousiana sports bettors. The strength of Caesars Louisiana is in their rewards program. Every customer is automatically enrolled into Caesars Rewards, which pays out great rewards.
⭐ WynnBet Sportsbook
Bonus: $200 Risk Free
WynnBet Louisiana is now live and offering a welcome bonus for all new sports bettors.In order to qualify for the new user bonus, you need to wager $50, after that you will receice a bonus worth $200.
⭐ 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.
⭐ BetRivers Sportsbook
Bonus: $500 Match Bonus
BetRivers Louisiana is welcoming new Bayou bettors with multiple bonus offers, including new customer match bonus. By joining BetRivers, you can have your first deposit matched up to $500 (minimum deposit $10).
⭐ Expected Sportsbooks in Louisiana
🏈 Bet365 Sportsbook
Bonus: $200 Free Bets
Bet365 Louisiana is expected to go live in 2022 in the Bay State. It is a world known sportsbooks that offers the biggest selection of live betting options for its users. Even though bet365 is available only in two states, they have all the chances of winning over the Louisiana bettors with their generous welcome bonus and amazing promotions. Stay tuned to find out when bet365 Louisiana will go live and how you can claim your welcome bonus.
🏈 Golden Nugget Sportsbook
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.
🏈 PointsBet Sportsbook
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.
🏈 Bally Bet Sportsbook
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.
🏈 BetFred Sportsbook
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.
🏈 ClutchBet Sportsbook
BlueBet is expected to join online sports betting market in Louisiana under the brand name ClutchBet. It has a deal with Rubico Acquisition Corporation, the owner of the Louisiana Downs casino and racecourse. ClutchBet mobile sports betting app aims to provide a unique and memorable sports wagering experience to players.
🏈 MaximBet Sportsbook
MaximBet is another online sports betting player, which is planning to cater to Louisiana bettors. For now, they are considered to be a small sportsbook, which offers legal sports wagering only in Colorado. However, to win sports bettors, MaximBet offers amazing welcome bonuses and promotions. Their future expansion to mobile sports betting marketin in Louisiana, should bring multiple welcome bonuses, awesome mobile app.
October 6, 2021 — A Betfred sportsbook opens at the tribal-owned Paragon Casino.
September 16, 2021 — The Louisiana Gaming Control Board passes the permanent sports betting rules. Betting is set to commence during the NFL season.
August 19, 2021 — 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 — 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 — Governor Edwards signs HB697 as a law
June 3, 2021 — SB142 passes through the Senate by 33-3 margin.
May 20, 2021 — HB697 becomes the first sports betting legislation to be sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards.
May 11, 2021 — HB697 passes the House.
Nov. 4, 2020 — 55 out of 64 Louisiana parishes (districts) vote to allow sports betting in LA.
⭐ Rules and Regulations for LA Sports Betting
Louisiana Sports Betting
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Last updated: 11/09/2022
1️⃣ Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
Yes! Online sports betting launched on Jan. 28, 2022 and now you can wager using Louisiana sports betting apps.
2️⃣ Can you bet on instate college sports in Louisiana?
Yes. Louisiana sports betting law allows in-state college sports betting on steams like the Bengal Bayous, and LSU Tigers.
3️⃣ What is the legal betting age in LA?
You need to be at least 21 years of age to bet on sports or play daily fantasy sports in Louisiana.
4️⃣ Where can I download Louisiana sports betting apps?
All of the legal sportsbooks offer app for both Android and iOS users. You can download mobile sports betting apps from Google Play or App Store, so you can bet online on your favorite Louisiana sports teams