Sports betting continues to make its way across the Pelican State. A pair of Bossier City casinos are the latest retail sportsbooks to introduce sports betting in Louisiana.
Ronnie Johns, Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, said Margaritaville Resort Casino and Boomtown Casino & Hotel were granted sports betting licenses on Nov. 10.
Margaritaville Resort Casino
Located at 777 Margaritaville Way in Bossier City, Margaritaville Resort Casino began accepting sports wagers after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 12. The company officially opened The Sportsbook, which is located right inside the main entrance of the casino.
Margaritaville will take sports bets seven days a week. Bets can be placed from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Boomtown Casino & Hotel
Boomtown Casino & Hotel began accepting bets today at 4 p.m. Located at 300 Riverside Drive in Bossier City, The Sportsbook at Boomtown is located on the first floor of the casino next to the Video Poker Bar.
Like Margaritaville, the betting area at Boomtown will give bettors plenty of options. The Sportsbook features 10 sports betting kiosks and three ticket-writing stations.
Penn National Gaming serves as the parent company for both Margaritaville and Boomtown in Bossier City.
Louisiana Sports Betting Landscape
Retail sports betting is now offered at nine Louisiana casinos. Eight locations have been approved through the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
The first launch for Louisiana sports betting occurred on Sept. 6 when Paragon Resort Casino and its partner Betfred began accepting sports wagers at its location in Marksville. Because Paragon is owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, it is not regulated by the state.
In Lake Charles, The Golden Nugget and L’Auberge Casino launched retail sportsbooks on Nov. 10.
Margaritaville and Boomtown in Bossier City are the seventh and eighth casinos statewide to earn the licenses.
In all, 13 of the state’s 20 casinos have applied for sports betting licenses. The Louisiana State Police are in the process of vetting all of them and likely will grant licenses to them in the near future.