Top 5 Things To Consider About The Upcoming Louisiana Sports Betting

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With Louisiana sports betting expected to launch before the end of the month, excitement in the Pelican State is at an all-time high. As mobile sportsbooks follow nine retail sports betting locations, here are five things that LA customers should consider.

Is online sports betting in Louisiana available in my location?

While online sports betting will be available throughout most of Louisiana, not all of the state’s 64 parishes voted in favor of the new legislation.

As a result, players seeking to use LA betting apps will not be able to do so in the following locations:

  • Caldwell
  • Catahoula
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • LaSalle
  • Sabine
  • Union
  • West Carroll
  • Winn

In order to wager at an LA online sportsbook, you’ll need to be physically located in one of the 55 parishes where wagering is legal. This has been one of the main stumbling blocks for a quick launch as regulators scrutinize their geofencing capabilities.

What information will I need to sign up at Louisiana sportsbooks?

Providing you’re located in a legal parish and are at least 21 years of age, registering at LA betting sites is an easy process. In order to sign up, you will only need to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Password
  • Social security number
  • Government-issued ID

The last two items on that list are only needed to verify your identity and confirm you’re not signing up for multiple accounts. You may also need to enable your account by clicking a link sent via email.

Where can I find the best sportsbook bonuses in Louisiana?

A number of the soon-to-launch LA betting apps, including Caesars Louisiana Sportsbook, are still offering pre-registration bonuses to customers.

With these bonuses providing great incentives such as free bets to players who sign up early, it’s definitely worth shopping around. Current top gambling offers include:

  • Caesars LA Sportsbook

Caesars offers up to $300 in site credit. You can sign up for it here.

  • FanDuel LA Sportsbook

FanDuel Louisiana offers a $1,000 risk-free bet to pre-registered players.

  • DraftKings LA Sportsbook

Players can claim a $100 pre-launch bonus at DraftKings Louisiana.

  • BetMGM LA Sportsbook

BetMGM Louisiana is offering pre-registered players $200 in free bets.

What are the best sports to wager on at Louisiana betting sites?

With LA betting sites expected to launch ahead of Super Bowl LVI, there’s certainly going to be a lot of betting on the NFL showcase.

That being said, players in Louisiana will have plenty of other sports to choose from when the first mobile betting apps go live.

NBA betting is likely to prove hugely popular in the state, as are the markets offered on MLB and NHL.

Players should also keep an eye out for featured lines on local teams such as the New Orleans Saints and the LSU Tigers. These are likely to feature boosted odds to further appeal to players in Louisiana.

Where can I place a bet before Louisiana sports betting goes live?

If you can’t wait for LA betting apps to go live, remember there are also a number of retail sportsbooks in Louisiana. At the time of writing, players can place in-person wagers at any of the following venues:

  • Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans
  • Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino
  • L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge
  • L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles
  • Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel, Marksville
  • Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City
  • Boomtown Casino Hotel Bossier City
  • Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino Lake Charles

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