Sports betting continues to make its way across the Pelican State. Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Shreveport announced that it will begin accepting sports wagers on Friday, Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.
The facility has partnered with FanDuel Sportsbook, becoming the first retail location for FanDuel in Louisiana. Sam’s Town will become the 10th retail casino to implement sports betting in the state.
FanDuel Sportsbook At Sam’s Town Experience
In preparation for Friday’s launch, Sam’s Town re-designed its 1,466 square foot facility to give patrons an enjoyable betting experience. There are now three betting windows, multiple self-service betting terminals, several video displays showing odds and lines, as well as seating for more than 20 guests.
Bettors must be 21 years of age or older with a valid state or government-issued photo ID to enter FanDuel Sportsbook in Sam’s Town to place bets.
Louisiana Sports Betting Landscape
Retail sports betting has been live in Louisiana for several months, and mobile sports betting is in the works. The first legal sports bet in Louisiana was placed on Oct. 6 at Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville. The following list shows the other nine retail locations in which sports bets can currently be placed in Louisiana:
- New Orleans: Boomtown Casino & Hotel and Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino
- Bossier City: Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino, Margaritaville Resort Casino, and Boomtown Casino Hotel
- Baton Rouge: L’Auberge Casino Hotel
- Lake Charles: L’Auberge Casino and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
- Marksville: Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel
While no official launch date for mobile betting has been announced, it is expected that mobile sports betting will be available in Louisiana in the coming weeks. A number of platforms have already set up shop in the state and are offering pre-launch promotions to users.
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