In the wake of several states kicking off their legal online sports betting, the most recent one being Connecticut, the next state to start accepting mobile/online sports wagering will be Louisiana.
One of the legal sports betting platforms you will be seeing is FanDuel Louisiana Sportsbook. It is licensed by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
Online sportsbooks were officially signed into law in June 2021, but it has taken some setbacks to officially launch. It is now believed that Louisiana sports bettors should expect online sports betting sites to be up and ready to go for Nov. 1.
In addition to online sports betting sites, Louisiana sports betting also added another wrinkle with daily fantasy sports recently coming to the state.
In case you didn't know, FanDuel has a long history with daily fantasy sports and it is still something you can play to this day at the company.
Now that all the fantasy sports and sports betting bills are signed, seal, and delivered, let's look at what sports betting in Louisiana will look like if you play at FanDuel.
When you first visit an online sportsbook, make sure you look at what promotions are being offered. This is one of the best things about sports betting. At FanDuel LA Sportsbook, you will receive a sign up bonus.
The FanDuel Louisiana bonus comes in the form of a $1,000 risk-free bet. This means that, after creating an account and depositing, your first sports betting transaction will be risk-free. So, if you deposit and wager $1,000 and your bet loses, you will receive the money back in the form of site credits.
This will allow Louisiana bettors to perhaps make a wager they may have thought twice about. Instead, they will get their money back in site credits and be able to use it once again for something else!
So, you've made the decision to start betting on sports. The first thing you need to do is either go to the FanDuel desktop site or the FanDuel LA mobile app. From here, you will find the registration button in the upper right-hand corner.
Now, let's go through this step-by-step with what information you'll need to provide in order to create an account.
After this, FanDuel will use geolocation software to determine you are located in Louisiana. This is totally normal and also something that is part of the regulations set forth by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.
In terms of sports betting promotions, there are no promo codes required. All promotions are either automatic or require you to opt-in.
FanDuel was founded as a daily fantasy sports betting platform in 2009. Up until recently, Louisiana did not permit daily fantasy sports, but it now does!
Along with DraftKings, a direct competitor to FanDuel in fantasy sports and now in the sportsbook market, players will be able to make daily fantasy sports lineups in addition to placing wagers.
You will be able to make lineups in the NFL, NBA, NHL, EPL, NASCAR, and MLB.
There are other promotions offered at other FanDuel sites, but those have been around much longer. At first, expect the promotions pool to grow over time.
While visiting the FanDuel retail sportsbook or betting from home on your desktop are enjoyable in their own right, the FanDuel mobile app allows you take betting on the road.
As long as you are located in the state, you could bet from anywhere.
Maybe you're at work and on your lunch break you want to make a wager, you can!
Maybe you're on a road trip to another part of the state and want to wager, you can!
The mobile app functions immaculately and you will be hard-pressed to want to wager any other way.
It's also not a bad idea given the current pandemic world we live in to wager comfortably from your phone instead of walking into a retail sportsbook.
Believe us when we say that online sports betting in Louisiana got a whole lot better with mobile app access being allowed.
For depositing, it appear that each method has the same minimum and maximum amounts. For minimum deposit, it is $5, whereas the maximum is $25,000.
Since FanDuel is so new to Louisiana compared to a state like New Jersey, there are definitely some changes. The biggest changes are the promotions some states with FanDuel offer some promotions that you will definitely hope to see in Louisiana at some point, including an alternate welcome bonus. Also, depending on the state, you can wager on college teams in the same state and Louisiana is one of those states.
FanDuel has a multi-state partnership with Boyd Gaming. This includes Louisiana. Boyd Gaming currently owns five casinos (no, these are not legal online casinos) in Louisiana and will allow for FanDuel to have a retail sportsbook in one of them.
It's unclear which of the five Boyd Gaming-owned casinos will have the retail sportsbook. Here are the properties owned in Louisiana:
There is going to be plenty of competition in sports betting after Louisiana officially allows it. Sportsbooks such as DraftKings, Caesars, BetMGM, TwinSpires, Barstool, Betfred, and more should quickly come to the state.
In total, there are over 40 licenses available, so expect lots of competition!
Compared to other online/mobile sportsbooks, FanDuel also offers daily fantasy sports contests. The only other sportsbook in the state to do that is DraftKings. However, the FanDuel DFS platform does set itself apart from DraftKings with its different (and arguably better) welcome bonus and portfolio of promotions in general.
Once online/mobile sports betting is able to officially begin, FanDuel will be ready for you to use.
There are currently no promo codes necessary for any promotional offers at FanDuel in Lousiana.
The welcome offer at FanDuel Sportsbook LA is a $1,000 risk-free bet.
The FanDuel Sportsbook app is available on iOS and Android and you can download them at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, respectively.
Aussie Rules Football, Baseball, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motorsports, Rugby, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis.
At FanDuel Sportsbook you can wager on the moneyline, spread, totals, parlays, teasers, round robins, props, and futures.
Sports betting in Louisiana is not only for residents, no. You just need to be located within the confines of the state at the time in which you want to bet.
Yes, FanDuel does have an online casino.
Online gambling in Louisiana is currently illegal.