PointsBet Launching in Louisiana

PointsBet will launch its originative sportsbook in Louisiana on Sept. 8, according to sources at Louisiana Sharp.

Available in 11 other states, PointsBet is unusual in that it affords bettors the chance to win more the more correct they are.

Louisiana Sharp has an exclusive PointsBet Louisiana offer: two risk-free bets up to $2,000 when you sign up for a new account. Whether you bet on fixed odds or use the “points betting” feature, you’re eligible for risk-free bets.

PointsBet LA: Get Two Free Bets Up To $2,000 >

The Unicorn Sportsbook: Why PointsBet is Different, and Glad to be

Whereas many sports betting companies are deploying the strategy of blanketing the airwaves with advertisements in a frenetic clamber to acquire customers, PointsBet is using a different philosophy.

In an industry where the sportsbooks basically offer the same product but in a different wrapper via fixed odds, PointsBet courageously builds its business on an innovative wagering model.

PointsBet USA has employed a measured marketing approach while being resolute in its commitment to providing alternative sports betting options.

With PointsBet, bettors use “Points Betting,” which enables the customer to increase their winnings depending on the final score as measured against the point spread. Conversely, losses can be mitigated when a bettor loses a bet by a smaller margin. With Points Betting, which is only available from the PointsBet sportsbook, a blowout game can still be interesting because every point (compared ton the point spread) matters to your bottom line.

As PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken told S&P Global earlier in 2022, his company’s sportsbook is designed for the bettor who is not only interested in “being right, but being really right.”

Popular in New York

According to PointsBet, the points betting model has been extremely popular in New York, the country’s largest sports betting market, which launched in January.

Louisiana joins 11 states that previously licensed PointsBet: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. But even with that market penetration, PointsBet is deliberate about its growth.

Whereas other sportsbooks have gone into jurisdictions with loud thunder, PointsBet often comes as a steady drizzle, choosing not to spend outlandishly on marketing campaigns.

Launched in Australia in 2017, PointsBet USA is headquartered in Denver, and is the official sports betting partner of NBC Sports. Former basketball star Shaquille O’Neal and NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Drew Brees are ambassadors for the brand.

Two Risk-Free Bets Up to $2,000

To get the Risk-Free bets from PointsBet Louisiana, simply download the PointsBet app or visit the PointsBet website. After successfully registering, make your first deposit, and place wager on any regular season NFL game (or other event).

There are two ways to get risk-free bets from PointsBet in Louisiana:

  1. If you lose your first fixed-odds wager, PointsBet will return your bet amount (up to $500) in the form of free betting credits.
  2. You’ll receive up to $1,500 back if you lose your first “PointsBetting” wager.

Louisiana Sharp has awarded PointsBet Sportsbook a 4.8 stars rating for ease of use, promotional offers, odds and sporting event choices, and for customer support and specials.

The highly-rated PointsBet Louisiana app is available for iOS and Android. You can make a deposit via credit/debit card, bank transfer, PayPal, and other methods. With PointsBet you’ll get withdrawals quickly and safely.

Wager on the Saints in Week One of NFL Season

New Orleans Saints fans can place a wager on their favorite team through PointsBet. The Saints will be in Atlanta to face the Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 1 p.m. CT.

Odds from PointsBet on Saints at Falcons:

  • Saints -5½
  • Falcons +5½
  • Saints -225 moneyline
  • Falcons +185 moneyline
  • OVER 42½ (-110)
  • UNDER 42½ (-110)
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.