Louisiana Sports Betting Kiosks Installed

Louisiana Sports Betting Kiosks Installed
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Louisiana sports betting options are expanding with the placement of self-service wagering kiosks across the state.

At 17 locations in Louisiana, 283 sports betting kiosks have been installed, said Louisiana State Police Lt. Robert Fontenot.

“Some may not be available to place wagers due to technical issues, but they are still considered to be installed,” Fontenot told Gambling.com. He added that most are operational.

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Sports Betting Launched Last Year 

In 2021, Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, signed legislation into law legalizing sports betting in the 55 of 64 parishes that approved it in an earlier statewide vote.

The law legalized on-site sportsbooks inside the state’s riverboat casinos and the only current land-based resort, Harrah’s New Orleans. The law also allows the use of self-service sports betting kiosks.

The first sports wager at a ticket window in a commercial Louisiana casino occurred in October 2021, in time for NFL betting for the remainder of the fall through the Super Bowl in February. Mobile sports betting began in Louisiana in January 2022, several week before the Super Bowl.

The following mobile sports betting apps were live in Louisiana through June, according to the Gaming Control Board website.

  • Barstool
  • BetRivers
  • BetMGM
  • Caesars
  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • WynnBet

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Hundreds Apply For Ohio Kiosks

As sports betting expands across the country, self-service wagering kiosks are increasingly becoming an additional option for bettors, along with on-site casino sportsbooks and mobile apps.

Sports betting is legal and live in 30 states and Washington, D.C. It is legal in 6 additional states but not yet operational.

Sports betting in Ohio has been legalized but is not yet operational. When it is, kiosks will be a prominent feature of the sports wagering landscape. Sports betting will begin in Ohio on Jan. 1, 2023, just after midnight.

The Ohio law permits on-site sportsbooks, mobile apps and self-service wagering kiosks. The bill legalizing sports betting was signed into law late last year by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine.

The self-service kiosks will be allowed in bars and restaurants and in locations such as grocery stores.

By the Aug. 15 deadline, 656 Type C license applications for sports betting kiosks had been submitted to the Ohio Casino Control Commission for approval, according to Jessica Franks, director of communications.

She told Gambling.com on Tuesday the commission will continue to accept and process applications beyond the Aug. 15 deadline, but those applicants, if approved, won’t be guaranteed to start on the Jan. 1 universal launch date.

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