If you live in, near, or are planning a visit to Louisiana, you have a choice of licensed betting sites. You can register with a Louisiana sports betting site from anywhere in the US, you just need to be within the Lousiana state boundaries to deposit and bet. Pick from the list to get set up now.
If you want to choose from the amazing range of LA sportsbook sign up offers including some no deposit offers then head straight to our page for Lousiana sportsbook promos
OLBG has thoroughly reviewed each of these Lousiana sports betting sites so that you can see the main reasons to wager with them. Choose directly from this list or click through to the full reviews to find out more.
Louisiana is going to be blessed with no fewer than 20 legal sportsbook operating licenses. Even prior to being able to offer wagering opportunities, there are some pre-registration options available so that you can be set up and ready to roll once the launch date arrives
There are 6 sportsbooks we are pretty sure will be launching soon, that's the three listed at the top of this page and a further three we can be super confident will be active as soon as possible
|Online Sportsbook||Launch Date||Partner||Review|
|Twinspires|| ||Churchill Downs|| |
|Caesars Sportsbook||Pre-registration Open||Harrah's||Read Review|
|Barstool Sportsbook|| ||Penn National|| |
|Betfred Sports|| ||Paragon Casino Resort||Read Review|
|DraftKings||Pre-registration Open||Casino Queen|| |
|FanDuel||Pre-registration Open||Boyd Gaming|| |
|Golden Nugget|| ||Golden Nugget|| |
List of Legal Online Sportsbooks in Louisiana
With 5 casinos in Louisiana state, Caesars could conceivably support 10 different sportsbooks, 2 per skin, but it is highly unlikely they would want to support a rival brand and dilute their market share.
Recently rebranded from the William Hill band Caesars are a huge name in the entertainment industry and as such have built one of the best online sports betting platform released in previously operating states in the US
BetFred started operating as a sportsbook in the UK over 60 years ago, growing into one of the largest online sports betting brands in their homeland they are now operating in the US, and Louisiana is marked as another state into which they can bring their wealth of online betting experience for US punters.
They have already launched a retail outlet in October 2021 and will be a big player with a rich history of rewarding customers with an excellent promotions package
Are already operating in several states having built one of the best online sports betting apps available since rebranding from PlayMGM
Whilst there has been no official announcement as to their intention to join Louisiana's market, they have an ongoing deal with Boyd Gaming, so it might be a given that they will partner up and offer Louisiana players a service.
Also on the rebrand radar, although technically we are talking a brand new product, Twinspires have far-reaching intentions of launching their own sportsbook having brought BetAmerica into the early online sports betting scene.
BA has been shifted out to be replaced with the Twinspires brand with big plans for Louisiana
Here we can share all the information that has taken us from the passing and signing of the bill to legalize online sports betting in Louisiana through to the benefits of ditching the dodgy offshore operators and using an online sportsbook that has been legally licensed by the state.
Retail sports betting outlets hosted or tethered to the 19 casinos in the Pelican State can have 2 Skins - that is 2 brands operating with the casino. With 20 potential licenses, this means there is a maximum number of 40 online operators potentially able to trade.
The reality, however, is that we will see somewhere in the region of 12, which is more than enough for Lousiana residents and the many visitors to the state annually, who might like to partake in some online sports betting whilst within the legalized and non-geo-fenced parishes.
Online sports betting became legal in Louisiana since the referendum on sports betting in the state was won by a 56-8 majority vote in November 2020. Retail sports betting began in October 2021 along with pre-registration for online wagering services.
Each of the 20 licenses if taken up is required to pay an initial $750,000 application and license fee, followed by a $500,000 renewal fee every 5 years. In addition to this Platform providers also have a $350 application and license fee and a $250,000 renewal on a 5 years basis
All tax revenue is applied to Bond Security and Redemption funds. From there there is an allocation of 25% to the Louisiana Early Childhood Education fund, and 12% proportionately to each parish with taxable conduct occurrences.
Finally, 3%, will be split, between the Behavioral Health and Wellness Fun, and the Sports Wagering Purse Supplemental Fund as 2% and 1% respectively. Everything else goes into the general fund.
It has been estimated that revenue for Louisiana gained through sports betting activity both from a retail perspective and from online wager could be as much as between $12-$25 million per year.
Mobile betting in more mature online gaming states like New Jersey and Pennslyvania is made up around 80% of the total so we could reasonably expect a similar figure with the majority of revenue being generated by online sports betting activity.
With reports of huge customer take-up in the first month, the estimate may turn out to be on the conservative side.
|Year||Month||Betting Handle||Tax||Handle growth|
October 2021 - Retail sports betting commences - pre-registration for online sports wagering with a few licensed operators gets underway
November 2020 - Louisiana parishes were able to vote as to whether they would accept legalized sports betting in their communities, the result was 56 of the 64 voted in favor and thus things moved forward. However, the 8 parishes that voted against will be geo-fenced to prevent betting activity taking place online whilst in those areas. Tight!
The current list of operating online sportsbooks can be found above, but there remains a large number of brands and skins that can operate and plenty more partnerships to be made, the next expected brands to join Louisiana are..
Whilst it is not technically illegal to use a readily available offshore sportsbook to make wagers, one has to consider the associated risks.
Offshore operators have no obligation to fair play to US customers and as such, there is no protection for players' funds, whereby a sportsbook could disappear overnight along with funds you may have deposited.
It is not uncommon to hear of horror stories of punters winning big but never being able to access the money they have rightfully won on wagers.
Online sports bettors in Louisiana gain all the benefits of using a licensed operator within the state with partnerships with land-based casinos and the safety and assurances that go hand in hand.
Louisiana has the full range of sports that at present are legally available for online wagering, including everyone's favorite, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer games.
|Sports Available for Online Betting in Louisiana|
There are around 13 sports regularly available for betting across the legal states in the US. There may be some restrictions around collegiate events, highlighted below.
Each state has different rules regarding collegiate event betting online, and Louisiana is no exception. However, it is possible to bet on College events in the state.
Loisiana sports teams fans will be pleased to be able to bet on their favorite teams throughout the year.
|Football||New Orleans Saints||NFL|
|Basketball||New Orleans Pelicans||NBA|
|Rugby Union||New Orleans Gold||Major League Rugby|
There is a wide range of college sports teams that you may be able to wager on in the State, given there are no in-state college team betting restrictions that are often found in other states.
With a wealth of professional sports teams in Louisiana, you'll be pleased to find that live online betting is coming to the state.
Live betting gives the customer the option of placing bets during the game either whilst play is in action or during quarter breaks etc.
The betting odds are constantly updated as the action unfold and you can enjoy watching the game and making a bet in the comfort of your home so long as you have an active online sports betting account and are within one of the legalized parishes in Louisiana
In addition to predicting the outcomes either on the money line or betting lines provided by the sportsbooks, you are able to make selected wagers once the action has begun either as play continues or during quarters.
The best online sportsbooks in Louisiana will offer, usually at the head of the events menu, games and matches that are available to make wagers on in play, across, football, basketball, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, and Tennis as well as other sports too.
|Pre Paid Cards||Yes||No|
You may have already some online betting experience f you have ever used an offshore sportsbook, If you haven't, good for you, you know not to take risks with your hard-earned cash.
Well, any concerns over the security of your deposited money are over with legal online sports betting and legislative licensing in place for selected online sportsbooks in Louisiana
This section will run through the simple procedure to get started with making your wagers online with new sportsbooks.
The age requirement to have an online sportsbook account is over the age of 21, and to be located in the state or parish to make deposits and wagers. you can however, register for an online account and get set up without being physically located in these areas
There are few things you will need to provide when registering online and they will include:
All banking transactions and management can now be undertaken, conveniently online with any of the convenient authorised payments method listed in this section
All you need to do is select the banking option that is the most convenient for you, including credit and debit cards or eWallet solutions like Skrill.
There are a wide range of banking options available to online sports bettors for Pelican state sportsbooks
Whilst credit cards are widely accepted we would advise using credit to fund your online gambling, especially if you do not have the funds to make a full repayment within the month. Betting with money you do not have is worse than betting with money you can not afford. Please see our guide to responsible gambling for more information.
Debit cards are a far better option, funds are available instantly in most cases. Withdrawals will often be processed by the sportsbook within 24 hours using this method, but depending on your bank, it could take up to 5 working days to receive your funds back to your physical account.
For quicker withdrawal methods, read on.
E-Wallets for depositing and withdrawing from your mobile betting account include well-known brands such as PayPal, Neteller, and Skrill. instant deposits and withdrawals within 24 hours are typical and in most cases, there are no fees to be paid. Double-check if you want to make multiple transactions this way, as fees can be introduced if this method is abused.
Quite often sportsbooks and casinos offer their own branded pre-paid cards. You can load them up and make deposits and withdrawals with them quickly and be able to access the cash from ATMs. A superb addition to online money management that works seamlessly with most betting sites in Iowa
Using a bank transfer can be a convenient way of funding your betting account. Do check for fees, however, which may vary by bank, and transactions can sometimes take time to clear on both deposits and withdrawals
A barcode scanning scheme where you can deposit cash using relevant retailers such as 7-Eleven
If you are close to the casino partnered with your online sportsbook you can make deposits directly into your account using cash at the cash cage in the casino. Likewise, you'll be able to withdraw in the same manner.
You'll find all sportsbooks will have a minimum deposit requirement, but they are in the main around $10 so not prohibitive.
Also, be aware of when using deposit methods if any negate the qualification of welcome bonuses. Also, check Wagering requirements of any offer.
Being able to make deposits online also negates the necessity of a visit to a physical sportsbook to make a cash deposit.
There are no restrictions based on the wager type, within reason, that you can make in the state.
You'll have the options of the most common betting lines, money line, and totals betting markets, as well as a whole new world of proposition-type bets on all sports available for wagering.