Louisiana Sports Betting Launch: Live Sportsbook Apps

Sports betting via mobile sportsbook apps went live on Jan. 28 in Louisiana (in 55 of the 64 parishes in the state). The anticipation leading up to this new state launch of online sports betting has led to a flurry of new registrations as fans in Louisiana enter the market.

Now that Louisiana sports betting apps are live, it’s time to look at bonus offers for new users. Here are the sportsbooks available now for mobile sports betting, and their offers.

Louisiana Live Sportsbook Apps

Each of the popular sportsbooks is handing out bonus offers in Louisiana for bettors when they launch. Most offers are either a deposit bonus and/or a risk-free bet.

DraftKings Louisiana — Get A $50 Free Bet with a $5 Deposit + 20% Deposit Match

Now that online sports betting is available in Louisiana, you can get a $50 free bet when you make a $5 deposit from DraftKings Louisiana. In addition, the sportsbook is offering a nice deposit bonus with a 20% match rate up to $1,000. That means new users in Louisiana are eligible for $1 in site credits for each $5 they deposit with DraftKings Louisiana. Be mindful that to get your free site credits with this promo offer, you first must use your initial deposit amount.

Also Read: Upcoming Games to bet on now that Louisiana sports betting is live

FanDuel Louisiana — Get A $1,000 Risk-Free Bet Or 30-to-1 Odds On NFL Playoff Wager

FanDuel Louisiana is giving new users two options when they sign up. Here are the details of each one.

  • Option 1: On your first wager, bet up to $1,000, and if you lose, FanDuel will give you back your stake in site credits. Use your risk-free site credits on future sports bets only. They cannot be utilized as cash or for other types of bets.
  • Option 2: Make a pre-game moneyline wager of at least $5 on either of the two NFL Playoff games on Sunday, Jan. 30, and receive $150 if your bet wins.

BetMGM Louisiana — Claim Risk-Free Bet Up To $1,000: Use code SHARP

BetMGM Louisiana offers one of the most lucrative promos in Louisiana for new users. Place a bet of up to $1,000 and if your bet should happen to lose, BetMGM will give you back that amount in free bets. If it wins, your winnings will be returned in the form of withdrawable cash.

This offer applies only to your first bet with BetMGM Louisiana sportsbook, and your risk-free credits can only be used for future sports bets. They must be used within a certain time period, so check the terms and conditions.

Caesars Louisiana — Claim 100% deposit match up to $1,500 + $150 NBA jersey: Use code SHARPBETCZR

Use the special Caesars Louisiana Promo Code SHARPNEW to claim two fantastic sportsbook bonuses. If you deposit at least $50, Caesars Louisiana will give you a 100% deposit match up to $1,500. Caesars also has an NBA promo ongoing through Feb. 7 with which you can get a $150 NBA jersey if you make $100 in wagers on NBA games.

BetRivers Louisiana — Get A 100% Deposit Match Up To $250: Use Bonus Code SHARP250

This is a great offer for the new sports bettor who doesn’t want to go all-in right away. BetRivers Louisiana will match 100% of your initial deposit up to $250.

When Will Other Sports Betting Apps Launch in Louisiana?

As in other states, Louisiana is launching mobile sports betting in phases, with a limited number of approved sportsbooks launching in the initial wave. More will follow as the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and State Police complete their authorization and mandated regulatory reviews and background checks etc.

You should expect other sportsbooks to join the initial sports betting apps that are currently active in the Louisiana market.

Louisiana Sports Betting FAQ

Where Can I Bet On Mobile Sportsbook Apps In Louisiana?

You can place sports bets with an online sportsbook in Louisiana as long as you are within one of the 55 parishes that permits it. Nine parishes (Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carrol, and Winn) opted to not allow sports betting when the measure was voted on in 2020.

Can I Place A Bet In Person At Louisiana Retail Sportsbooks?

Yes, retail sportsbooks are active in the state at a number of locations — either at casinos or horse racetracks. Consult our Louisiana sportsbook list to find the one nearest you.

How Old Do I Have To Be To Bet On Sports In Louisiana?

You must be at least 21 years old to participate in sports betting in Louisiana.

Where Does Tax Revenue From Louisiana Sports Betting Go?

Taxes gathered from sports betting and other types of legal gambling in Louisiana are used for education programs (25% of the tax revenue collected must go toward early education funding), problem gambling education and resources, and other programs to benefit the state and parishes that participate.

About the Author

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.