- ⭐ Louisiana Sports Betting Sites
- ⭐ 1. DraftKings Sportsbook
- ⭐ 2. BetMGM
- ⭐ 3. FanDuel Sportsbook
- ⭐ 4. Caesars
- ⭐ 5. Betfred
- ⭐ 6. Golden Nugget
- ⭐ 7. TwinSpires
- ⭐ 8. PointsBet
- ⭐ 9. Barstool Sportsbook
- ⭐ 10. Bally Bet
- ⭐ Louisiana Sports Betting News & Updates
- ⭐ Rules and Regulations for LA Sports Betting
⭐ 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
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
Bonus: $1,000 Risk Free with Bonus Code BONUSMGM
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
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 — 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||Information|
|Retail Sports Betting Tax Rate||10%|
|Online Betting Tax Rate||15%|
|Legal Betting Age||21 years|
|Instate College Betting||Yes|
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