Despite having only two professional teams, Louisiana is deeply-rooted in sports culture. With sports betting in Louisiana recently legalized and nearing statewide rollout in the early weeks of 2022, the Bayou is buzzing with anticipation.
Here is everything you need to know for a beginner’s guide to Louisiana online sports betting apps from where to bet to how to signup for an online sportsbook account.
Which Sports Betting Apps Can You Use In Louisiana?
Although online sports betting isn’t currently available, several online sportsbooks have already secured partnerships with Lousiana-based casinos. Some of the more popular sportsbooks that will be available in Louisiana are Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel.
The legislation passed in Louisiana allows for up to 41 sports betting licenses. This will benefit the customer as sportsbooks will be pushing each other to offer the best odds and the best customer experience in Louisiana.
In an attempt to secure market share and establish a customer base, sportsbooks are offering pre-launch signup bonuses. FanDuel specifically, is offering $100 in site credit deposited to your account on the first day that sports betting is live in Lousiana if you sign up before the launch of online sports betting. FanDuel is also giving a risk-free bet of up to $1,000 following your first deposit.
Can You Bet On Sports Anywhere In Louisiana?
The short answer is no. As part of the legislation that was passed, sports betting will only be legal in 55 of the 64 Louisiana parishes that voted for it. There is no residency requirement, however, so as long as you’re located within one of the 55 parishes at the time of your bet, you will be able to place sports bets both via mobile apps and websites.
There is one unique place you’ll be able to place wagers in Louisiana, and that is while you’re eating a meal or enjoying a drink in select establishments. The Lousiana Lottery was also granted a sports betting license, so it will be installing kiosks for you to place sports bets inside restaurants and bars scattered across the state.
Which Sports Can You Bet On In Louisiana?
Nearly every online Louisiana sportsbook will offer all of the major professional sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR) as well as NCAA Division I sporting events. So, if your love for sports lies in SEC football and the LSU Tigers, you’ll be able to place your wagers for Saturday’s games.
Some states allow player prop bets for college games while others do not. For example, New Jersey does allow it while Pennsylvania does not. If those types of bets are available, you’ll also be able to bet on markets such as how many points LSU basketball forward Darius Days scores in his next game.
What Kind Of Sports Bets Are Available In Louisiana?
The kind of bets you’ll be able to place on sports betting apps in Louisiana will vary from sportsbook to sportsbook. Taking the 2021 World Series, for example, online sportsbooks like FanDuel and DraftKings offered a wider variety of bets compared to Caesars Sportsbook.
At the Caesars Sportsbook, you were limited to the next game to be played and about 15 prop bets. DraftKings and FanDuel, on the other hand, offered prop bets like most hits, most home runs, most stolen bases, and most strikeouts.
How To Register For Online Sportsbooks In Louisiana
Registration for most online sportsbooks is simple. Most of them offer mobile apps which you can download for either Android or iOS users in the Googe Play Store and Apple App Store.
Once you download the online sports betting app of your choice, you’ll be prompted to enter some basic information such as your name, address, date of birth, and social security number so your identity can be verified. Once the online sports betting app you’re using verifies your information, you’re all set.
If you’re not sure which online sports betting app to use in Louisiana, check out some sportsbook reviews as well as the sign-up bonuses each sportsbook offers new customers. The best part is you can use as many sportsbooks as you want.