In a sign that legalized sports betting in Louisiana is not far away, the most-watched ABC affiliate in the state has agreed to a deal that will see them broadcast gaming programs from VSiN on WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge.
VSiN is owned by DraftKings and originates their programming from Las Vegas. It’s expected that WBRZ-TV will broadcast the VSiN show A Numbers Game, and Prime Time Action, as well as possibly other programming with sports betting content.
WBRZ-TV reaches much of the state via a cable programming offering as well as a digital streaming option. The channel carries the ANC network schedule and also offers six hours of news each weekday.
VSiN offers programming for the popular Southeast Conference, a powerhouse conference in college football, which includes Louisiana State University as a member. Louisiana law will allow gambling on LSU and other in-state collegiate sports.
When Can I Bet Legally On Sports In Louisiana?
Sports betting was passed into law in Louisiana in November of 2021, in a referendum by voters. But as of yet, the state has not granted operational licenses for legalized sports betting in the state. It is anticipated that the first sports betting licenses and apps will be available in time for the 2021-22 National Football League season. Those interested in placing bets will have to be 21 or older and set up an account with a sports betting operator in the state.