One of Louisiana’s mobile sports betting apps is coming all the way from the United Kingdom.
Betfred will be among the mobile apps that launch in Louisiana, although we don’t know exactly which date it will launch. We do know, however, that some Louisiana mobile apps will launch on Friday, Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. Betfred previously had a pre-launch offer in Louisiana, but it has eliminated that offer. It likely will add a launch bonus when its app goes live in the Pelican State.
The good news is that a few other mobile apps that will launch in Louisiana still have their pre-launch offers up and running. Check out the news on Caesars Louisiana Launch Bonus and FanDuel Louisiana Launch Bonus.
Betfred Was First Sportsbook In Louisiana
Although many other sportsbooks have followed in Louisiana, Betfred will always be the first.
On Oct. 6, Betfred launched a retail sportsbook inside Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville. It was the first Louisiana retail sportsbook to open. Paragon was allowed to open because it is a tribal casino owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe.
A few others followed suit with four casinos opening their retail sportsbook locations on Halloween weekend. These included Harrah’s in New Orleans, Boomtown Casino in Harvey, L’Auberge Baton Rouge, and Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City.
Louisiana Sports Betting Update
Legal sports betting in Louisiana was signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards in June 2021. Then, in August, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board approved emergency rules. To date, 10 Louisiana casinos have opened retail sportsbooks.
As many as 41 mobile platforms could launch in Louisiana in the long run, but it is likely that number is closer to 10 in the short term. The great news is, Louisiana residents can start placing mobile wagers on Friday morning.