What You Need To Know When Louisiana Online Sports Betting Goes Live

Online sports betting in Louisiana is expected to begin later this month. This means that a number of sports betting apps will soon be available in the Pelican State. Louisiana is set to become the third southern state to allow mobile sports betting, along with Virginia and Tennessee.

Louisiana Sports Betting Promos Available

Online sports betting promotions and bonuses are now available in Louisiana! Many notable sportsbook apps planning to go live in the state offer various sign-up bonuses for new bettors. These include deposit matches, risk-free bets, and free bets just for registering.

You can find more details on Louisiana sports betting bonus offers here, along with direct links to sign up. The best part is, you can claim promos and bonus offers from multiple sportsbooks. Just be sure to check all bonus terms and conditions before depositing to ensure you understand the requirements for each LA bonus offer.

Also read: Breaking Down Each Louisiana Mobile Sportsbook Bonus Offer

Where Can I Bet Online In Louisiana?

Unfortunately, online betting will not be allowed everywhere in Louisiana. Bettors will have to be in one of the 55 parishes where voters approved sports betting in order to place a mobile wager. No one can place sports wagers while located in these nine parishes: Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carrol, and Winn.

Geofencing technology will be used to allow bets in legal parishes and block bets from illegal parishes. Geofencing is already being used in areas of the country where online betting has been launched.

Bettors in the nine parishes that do not allow sports betting will have to drive to a parish that voted yes to legalizing sports betting in order to place a mobile wager.

Also read: 5 Tips For Downloading Louisiana Mobile Sports Betting Apps

Which Louisiana Sports Betting Apps Will Be Available?

With up to 41 online licenses available, it is expected that many of the top sportsbooks in the country make their way to Louisiana. The chart below shows some of the notable sportsbook apps anticipated to launch in Louisiana, the affiliated promo, and their retail location in the state (if available).

 Bonus OfferRetail Location (If Available)
Caesars Sportsbook LouisianaFirst bet insurance up to $1,250 (Use code SHARPBETFULL)Harrah's New Orleans Hotel & Casino - 228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA, 70130
Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino - 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA, 71111
FanDuel LouisianaGet a risk free bet up to $1,000Sam's Town Hotel & Casino - 315 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA 71101
Betfred LouisianaTBDParagon Casino & Resort Marksville - 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA, 71351
DraftKings LouisianaDeposit match 20% up to $1,000Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino - 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA, 70601
BetMGM LouisianaUp to $1,000 risk free betTBD
BetRivers Louisiana100% deposit match up to $500 (Use code SHARPRIV)TBD
WynnBet LouisianaBet $10, Get $100TBD
PointsBet Louisiana$2,000 risk-free bet (Use cod

Upcoming Games To Wager On

Louisiana bettors will have plenty of options to choose from. Most notably, the NFL playoffs are in full swing. Super Bowl LVI takes place on Feb. 13, and it is often the most-bet singular sports event in the U.S. each year.

Other sports and leagues that are currently taking place include the NHL, NBA, and college basketball.

Also read: What To Expect At Golden Nugget Louisiana Sportsbook By DraftKings

Louisiana Mobile Sports Betting Launch FAQs

How old do you have to be to place sports bets online in Louisiana?

Once the industry launches, you will have to be 21 years of age or older in order to place sports bets in Louisiana.

Can I claim more than one mobile betting app bonus offer?

Yes. In fact, we recommend downloading multiple sportsbook apps in order to take advantage of several bonuses. This helps to add more money to your bankroll. Keep in mind that some promos have limitations, so be sure to read the terms and conditions when signing up.

Where can I bet on sports in-person in Louisiana?

Retail sports betting is currently available at 10 brick-and-mortar casinos:

  • New Orleans: Boomtown Casino & Hotel and Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • Bossier City: Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino, Margaritaville Resort Casino, and Boomtown Casino Hotel
  • Shreveport: Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino
  • Baton Rouge: L’Auberge Casino Hotel
  • Lake Charles: L’Auberge Casino and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
  • Marksville: Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel
Can I claim mobile bonuses in person?

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.

What does the mobile launch mean for Louisiana's land-based sportsbooks?

If there’s a retail location that you enjoy visiting to place sports bets, you will still be able to do so. The in-person sportsbooks will operate like normal once mobile betting is live. Some retail sportsbooks, like DraftKings at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, are in the process of building large, permanent sport betting areas for customers to enjoy.

About the Author

Connor Grootenhuis

Connor Grootenhuis is a Content Manager and sportswriter covering all things sports betting. Based in the Bayou State of Louisiana, he is a lifelong sports fan and a believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.