Online sports betting is officially available in Louisiana. Bettors now have plenty of flexibility when it comes to placing their wagers with various sportsbooks. While betting from a phone is convenient, many sports bettors like being able to put money down in person at retail casinos or horse racetracks. This page will provide all the information needed about physical sportsbook locations.
Retail Locations For LA Sports Betting
Let’s take a closer look at the retail sports betting scene in Louisiana as it stands today, and explore how it will evolve in the coming months. There are ten brick-and-mortar casinos that are accepting sports wagers in Louisiana. Nine have been approved through the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. Here is a list of those locations.
Casino Sportsbook Location Sportsbook/Platform
Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd., Lake Charles, LA 70601 DraftKings
Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino 228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130 Caesars Sportsbook
Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111 Caesars Sportsbook
Sam's Town Hotel & Casino 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101 FanDuel
Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans 4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058 Unibet
L'Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge 777 L’Auberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 Unibet
L'Auberge Casino Lake Charles 777 L'Auberge Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70601 Unibet
Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351 Betfred Sports
Margaritaville Resort Casino 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA 71111 Barstool
Boomtown Casino Hotel 300 Riverside Dr., Boosier City, LA 71111 Barstool
Current Live Retail Sportsbook Hours
- Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans: Monday-Sunday 9am-midnight
- Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino: Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday 10am-midnight, Saturday 8am-midnight, Sunday 8am-11pm
- Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino: Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday 10am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am to 11pm
- L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge: Open 24 hours
- L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles: Monday-Friday 10am-midnight, Saturday-Sunday 8am-midnight
- Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel: Monday-Thursday 11am–midnight, Friday 11am-1am, Saturday 9am-1am, Sunday 9am-midnight
- Margaritaville Resort Casino: Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Friday 10am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am to 11pm
- Boomtown Casino Hotel: Open 24 hours
- Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino: Monday-Thursday 1-9 pm, Friday-Sunday 12-10 pm
- Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino: Monday-Friday 10 am-11 pm, Saturday-Sunday 9am-midnight
Paragon Resort Casino in Marksville, which is operated by the local Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, opened the state’s first retail sportsbook on Oct. 6, 2021, in partnership with Betfred Sports. Mobile sports betting on tribal land will be exclusive, meaning bettors in these locations can only use the partnered sportsbooks in the area and not other commercial sportsbooks. Paragon is the only casino in Louisiana not regulated through the state.
Other details of the sports betting industry include:
- A requirement for every sportsbook to partner with one of Louisiana’s land-based, Native American, or riverboat casinos. An additional license will be awarded to the Louisiana Lottery Corporation
- A tax rate of 10% for retail sports bets and 15% for online sports bets
- The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will oversee the sports betting industry and handle things like licensing fees and registration processes
There are not many limitations regarding what types of sports that people can bet on. Some states have made rules that prevent sportsbooks from offering bets on in-state college teams, but that is not the case in Louisiana. Louisiana bettors to place wagers on in-state college teams like LSU, Tulane, and Louisiana Tech.
Sports bettors are able to wager on NFL games, NBA games, MLB games, and any other professional American sport, too. Most popular sportsbooks also offer betting markets for international sporting activities like rugby and more niche competitive events like darts and cricket.
All in all, Louisiana’s sports betting industry is bright.
Can I Claim An Online Sports Betting Bonus At A Retail Sportsbook?
The Louisiana sports betting industry is becoming increasingly competitive among the various platforms. To try to stand out among the competition, many mobile sportsbooks have bonus and promotional offers for new users. For example, here are a few of the most popular:
- DraftKings Louisiana welcome bonus: $50 free bet + 20% deposit match up to $1,000
- Caesars Louisiana welcome bonus: First Bet on Caesars up to $1,250 + 1000 Tier Credits + 1000 Reward Credits®
- FanDuel Louisiana welcome bonus: No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000
Generally, bonus and promotional offers are only available when registering online. Many offers require bettors to create accounts on mobile apps and deposit money into their accounts before qualifying for the offer. Because of this, claiming sports betting bonuses at retail sportsbooks is not very common. However, be sure to read the terms and conditions for each offer to see if claiming a bonus in-person is a possibility.
Types Of Bets Taken At Sportsbooks In Louisiana
The sports betting industry in Louisiana lets you place a variety of bets at its in-person sportsbook locations and using online platforms. This includes standard bets, including moneyline and spread wagers, totals, team and player props, and futures. Live betting is also available.
The Three Most Popular Sports for Sports Bettors In Louisiana
Any sportsbook in Louisiana will let you place wagers on a variety of sporting activities. The most popular are the NFL, the NBA, and the MLB.
That’s in part because of the two major pro-teams that call Louisiana home: the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and the NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. Naturally, basketball and football are two of the most popular sports in Louisiana. Both teams have their own diehard fans that love to put money down on their favorite sporting organizations and support their teams in this way.
Betting on the MLB is popular, too. Louisiana doesn’t have its own team, but with quality college baseball programs like LSU, Louisiana Tech, and Tulane, Louisiana has a strong college baseball fan base. Check out how to bet on the College World Series.
Legal Sports Betting In Louisiana
Retail and online sports betting is finally in Louisiana thanks to two bills: SB 247 and SB 142. The former bill breaks down the regulatory structure for the industry. The latter bill focuses on revenue allocation for taxes and similar topics.
Between the bills, it has been established that sports wagering in both retail and online contexts will be legal in 55 out of 64 parishes throughout Louisiana. Furthermore, up to 41 operating licenses will be available between both types of sports wagering.
As a result, most national sports wagering operators are entering Louisiana. There’s bound to be a lot of competition, which is a good thing for sports wagering enthusiasts.
Louisiana Sports Betting Timeline
The push for sports betting legalization in Louisiana started in November 2020, when the vote for legal sports wagering appeared on the state’s presidential election ballot. The vote asked Louisiana’s parishes to either approve or deny the construction of sportsbook operations within their territories.
The results were clear: after November 2020, 55 out of the 64 parishes in Louisiana voted to allow legal sports betting both in retail and online contexts. Only after this vote passed did more sports betting legalization efforts continue.
In early 2021, SB 247 and SB 142 were both passed by the state legislature, which then sent the bills to Gov. John Bel Edwards. He promptly signed these bills along with another sports betting bill, which allowed the laws to go into effect three weeks later.
In early July 2021, the Gaming Control Board announced its intention to open the application process for sportsbook operators. This officially began the launch of the sports betting industry.
Louisiana Retail Sportsbooks FAQs
Yes. Boomtown Casino & Hotel and Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in New Orleans now offer retail sports betting. Boomtown connects online with Barstool Sportsbook while Harrah’s uses Caesars Sportsbook.
Yes. Both Louisiana retail and online sports betting are now available where it is legal in the state.
The ten retail sportsbooks offering sports betting in Louisiana are: Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans, Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino, Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino, L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge, L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles, Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel in Marksville, Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City, Boomtown Casino Hotel Bossier City, Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino Shreveport, and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Charles.
Yes. Any winnings you get from retail sports bets will be taxed at a rate of 10%. If you win anything from placing online sports bets, those winnings will be taxed at a rate of 15%. You’ll need to report those winnings to the IRS at the end of every year.
At mobile sportsbooks in Louisiana, live or in-game betting is offered at many of the most popular locations. Operators like DraftKings and FanDuel offer stable live streaming and in-play betting platforms.
Any Louisiana sports wagerers will need to be 21 years of age or older. This will be the legal sports betting age regardless of location or wager type.