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It's official! Online sports betting is now legal in (most of) the Bayou State.
It's official! Online sports betting is now legal in (most of) the Bayou State.
Online sports betting legal in Louisiana
|Owner: Flutter Entertainment (previously Paddy Power Betfair)||Headquarters: New York City|
The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%).
Fanduel Sportsbook is operational in the following states:
|Website: pointsbet.com||Founded: 2017|
|Owner: Pointsbet||Headquarters: New Jersey|
BettingScanner's verdict 9/10
Pointsbet is an Australian company, that launched in the US in 2019. The sportsbook places a heavy emphasis on point spread betting, a unique form of betting where you are rewarded, or docked points, according to how wrong or right a bet was.
The company began its storied and glamorous existence under the bright lights of Las Vegas launching its online sportsbook in 2018.
In 2021, Caesars Entertainment bought William Hill, a move that sent shockwaves through the sports betting world. The British bookmaker is arguably the strongest betting brand globally and boasted a burgeoning sportsbook product in the US. However, initial scepticism over how Caesars' acquisition of such a mega-brand would play out has been resolutely quashed after the merger produced a superior product that appears to have benefited both parties.
This new-look Caesars Sportsbook has catapulted the company up our rankings. Previously it had only been active in two states and appeared to be struggling to compete with other big names such as FanDuel, DraftKings, but now the sportsbook has grown significantly in size and stature.Read full review
DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.
Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:
PlayMGM and BetMGM are owned by MGM Resorts International. The sportsbook is branded as PlayMGM in Nevada and BetMGM in New Jersey and West Virginia.
The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.
BetMGM sportsbook is operational in:
BetRivers was a brick and mortar casino than transitioned to online gambling after the PASPA ruling in 2018.
The sportsbook is now operational online in the following states:
David Portnoy started Barstool Sports in 2003 in Milton, Massachusetts.
The company's initial sports blog rapidly grew in popularity and the enterprise expanded into the Barstool Media Company producing podcasts and sports sites.
Over the past eight years, driven by David Portnoy's charismatic and controversial leadership style, the brand has garnered a loyal following of mainly young male sports fans, often referred to as 'stoolies'.
On January 29 2020, the company Penn National Gaming, a Pennsylvania based casino and racetrack operator announced that it would buy a 36% stake in Barstool sports for $163.
In 2020, Barstool Sports announced that it would be launching its first online sportsbook in Pennsylvania.Read full review
Online sports betting is now legal in all of Louisiana apart from the parishes of Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, La Salle, Sabine, Union, West Carroll, and Winn.
As long as you are outside of these parishes but still in the state of Louisiana you can bet safely online with a licensed sportsbook.
On this page, we list all those officially licensed online sportsbooks and break down some of the pros and cons with each of those.
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Sports betting is now legal in the Bayou State. Here are your most commonly asked questions.
Yes. Voters in a referendum that took place in November 2020 decided to allow sports betting in the state. You can now bet online in most of the parishes.
Yes. There are currently seven legal and licensed online sportsbooks in the state of Louisiana, but more are on the way.
You can bet online at 55 out of the 64 parishes in the state. The parishes of Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, La Salle, Sabine, Union, West Carroll, and Winn are geofenced so you will not be able to wager in those states.
To bet on sports online in Louisiana, you need to sign-up for a legal online sportsbook that is licensed in the state.
You will need to provide your basic details, link your bank account and be able to verify your identity and age.
You must also be 21 years of age or older.
After a protracted legislative process, Lousiana finally permitted the first online sportsbooks to launch in the state in 2022.
There are a few parishes; Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, La Salle, Sabine, Union, West Carroll, and Winn that do not allow online sports betting, but outside of those you can legally place a wager.
This does not mean that you bet with any online sportsbook which is available in the US. The online sportsbook has to be licensed in the state of Louisiana, which means that it has been approved by the gaming commission, and has paid all the relevant fees and taxes associated with a license.
There are a number of online sportsbooks now available in the state, so you will not be short of choice. Below, we run through the pros and cons associated with each of the online sportsbooks.
Your phone or computer has a unique IP address which can be read by the sportsbook you are trying to sign-up to.
The online sportsbook is not allowed to accept any wagers or sign-ups in those parishes, so they will block you if it reads you are in these locations.
This is called geofencing, when certain areas are hemmed off from internet traffic.
In the sports betting ecosystem FanDuel and DraftKings are variants of the same species.
The two companies established themselves as daily fantasy sports operators, and when sports betting was legalized at a federal level the companies leveraged their homegrown brand to launch both sportsbook and casino brands.
DraftKings offers, like FanDuel a big-brand experience. A wealth of betting options, a user-friendly product, a trustworthy service, and good-value odds.
They also take care of their existing customers, ensuring a relatively seamless crossover between their DFS product and their sportsbook product.
However, DraftKings and Fanduel are not exactly the same. One area where we feel the two products deviate is their welcome bonus.
Unlike the Fanduel bonus, the DraftKings welcome bonus you receive in site credits is equal to 20% of your original deposit, so to qualify for a $1,000 bonus you will need to deposit $5,000; an incredibly high sum, especially considering you are new to the sportsbook.
You will then receive $1 of these funds for every $25 you wager with DraftKings. So, to receive the full $1,000 in bonuses, you need to wager $25,000 and win those bets (with-300 odds or longer).
FanDuel is arguably the most reliable online sportsbook in the US market.
Thanks to their enormous daily fantasy sports product, many people will already be familiar with them.
If you are new to online sports betting and are already a DFS Fanduel customer, we highly recommend you sign-up for FanDuel sportsbook. It is extremely easy to use their sportsbook as an existing customer, you simply click on the dark blue banner on the sign-up page that says "already have a Fanduel Fantasy account?" and sign in as normal.
PointsBet began its journey down under where it became one of Australia's most popular sportsbooks. The company offered a unique form of points betting, which differed from traditional moneyline wagers in that you won more, or lose less depending on how wrong or right your bet was.
However, it is not just a one-trick pony and offers an excellent selection of traditional sports betting formats.
PointsBet is now live in more than ten states and is fast cementing itself as one of the US' most popular sportsbooks.
BetRivers has long been a household name in Pennsylvania but in 2019, a year after the federal ban on sports betting was removed in the senate, the brand launched its online sportsbook and casino. Soon after, it was bought by gaming giants Rush Street Interactive.
There are a few areas we would like to see some improvements, such as their mobile interface, but overall, they offer a pretty good service.
BetMGM, the online sportsbook arm of the renowned MGM resorts International company lives up to its blockbuster name.
The online sportsbook which began as PlayMGM in Nevada got of to a slow start after the US Senate removed the federal ban on sports betting in 2018. However, a year later they went all in and are now live in more than ten US states including Louisiana.
Overall, it is a great product with some excellent promotions and bonuses, such as live football streaming.
Barstool is not for everyone. The well-known brand is as controversial as it is popular.
However, if we look objectively at the product it's pretty good.
It has the familiar appearance of all Barstool Sportsbook sites which fans of the brand will appreciate.
The State of Louisiana is home to two professional sports teams:
New Orleans Saints (NFL): The Black and Gold play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. They won their only Super Bowl title in 2009.
The Saints are now sponsored by Caesars Sportsbook and its home stadium has been renamed as Caesars Superdrome.
New Orleans Pelicans (NBA). The Pelicans were founded in 2002 and originally called the New Orleans Hornets. They plat at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. They have two playoff series victories and one division title.
The Pelicans are partnered with BetRivers Sportsbook.