Louisiana Sports Betting Apps To Launch On Friday, Jan. 28

The big day is finally here for Louisiana sports bettors. Louisiana sports betting apps will launch at 8 a.m. on Friday, Louisiana Gaming Control Board chairman Ronnie Johns announced on Wednesday.

The launch will occur just in time for the NFL’s conference championship games on Sunday. The Super Bowl — the biggest sporting event of the year for sports betting — will follow on Feb. 13.

Which Louisiana Sports Betting Apps Will Be Available?

The LGCB has not specified which sportsbooks will launch on Friday. With news of the launch breaking on Wednesday morning, however, sportsbook companies likely will announce their plans to launch at the first available time on Friday. 

Five sportsbooks have announced their intentions to launch at the first available time. They are Caesars Louisiana, DraftKings Louisiana, FanDuel Louisiana, BetMGM Louisiana, and BetRivers Louisiana.

“There have been several DraftKings developments in Louisiana in the last year alone, including the debut of our daily fantasy products and retail sportsbook, and this latest online sportsbook launch is another significant milestone,” Cofounder and president of DraftKings North America Matt Kalish said. “Although Louisiana bettors have previously been able to place wagers in person at our Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles location, the arrival of mobile betting greatly enhances accessibility and adoption potential within the Pelican State.”

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Prelaunch Bonuses Still Available

When it became apparent several months ago that Louisiana online sports betting would launch early in 2022, various sportsbooks announced pre-launch bonus offers.

As of Wednesday morning, at least four of those pre-launch bonus offers were still live. Each one requires that new users register before online sports betting launches in Louisiana so it is best to act fast.

Here are more details on each pre-launch bonus and information on how to sign up.

Each sportsbook may change its offer in advance of Friday’s launch, or they may simply add to their pre-launch offer. Stay tuned for details.

Also Read: What Types Of Bets Will Be Allowed With Louisiana Sports Betting

Where is Louisiana Sports Betting Restricted?

A large majority of Louisiana residents will be able to make mobile sports wagers from the comfort of their own homes, but not all of them.

Residents in nine of the state’s 64 parishes voted against allowing sports betting, and it will be enforced through geofencing technology. You will not be able to do so if you are physically located in one of these parishes.

  • Caldwell
  • Catahoula
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • Lafourche
  • Sabine
  • Union
  • West Carrol
  • Winn

It’s not all bad news for residents of those parishes, though. You can still place a mobile sports wager if you travel to a parish that voted to allow it.

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Corey Roepken

Corey Roepken is News Editor for Louisiana Sharp. Corey has 20 years of experience as a sports journalist in Michigan, Texas, and Tennessee. Most notably, he covered professional and international soccer for the Houston Chronicle. He has also covered college softball, SEC football, the MLB, and the NFL.