Mobile sports betting will soon be available in Louisiana. That means bettors will soon be able to bet from the comfort of their own homes. BetMGM Louisiana is expected to be one of the first operators to launch its mobile app in the state. BetMGM is a well-known operator in sports betting circles, having already launched in several other states where mobile betting is already live.
Before it is launched in Louisiana, bettors can get in on the action with a bonus offer from the New Jersey-based sportsbook.
BetMGM Sportsbook Louisiana Pre-Launch Bonus Offer
Like other sportsbooks that are planning to go live in Louisiana, BetMGM is promoting a bonus offer to Louisiana bettors. When creating an account on the BetMGM Sportsbook app, you can get $200 in free bets upon registration. No deposit is required.
Follow these steps to create your account:
- Find the BetMGM Sportsbook app in the App Store and download it to your mobile device.
- Register with the sportsbook by providing basic information and verifying your age and location (bettors must be 21-years-old or older and within one of the approved parishes). It may also ask for information like your Social Security number and physical address.
- Use our exclusive BetMGM bonus code: TODAY
- Deposit your desired amount of funds into your account using a debit card, credit card, or e-wallet such as PayPal.
Geofencing Technology Used For Mobile Betting
In-person betting is now available at nine brick-and-mortar casinos in Louisiana. Mobile betting is expected to launch in the coming weeks. Ronnie Johns, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, told Louisiana Sharp that he expects mobile sports betting to launch in Louisiana in the first week of January. When this happens, you will be able to use the $200 in free bets from the BetMGM Louisiana bonus offer.
Johns said one of the primary aspects of setting up online sports betting in Louisiana is geofencing technology. This refers to allowing bets in legal areas and blocking bets from illegal areas.
Geofencing is already being used in areas of the country where online betting has been launched. For example, a bettor in Illinois can place a mobile wager, but if they drive across the state border to Missouri, they will no longer be able to place a bet. Conversely, people in Missouri can simply drive across the state border to Illinois to bet on sports on their mobile devices.
The same concept is applied to Louisiana online sports betting. In Louisiana, bettors will have to be in one of the 55 parishes where voters approved sports betting in order to place a mobile wager. No one can place sports wagers from these nine parishes:
- West Carrol
Bettors in these parishes will have to drive to a parish that voted yes to legalizing sports betting in order to place a mobile wager.