Online Sportsbooks in
Louisiana

The people of the Bayou State have spoken! After a referendum held in November 2020, sports betting is now legal.

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Louisiana is expecting to take action soon when it comes to legalize Online Sports betting & Online Casino

Louisiana online sports betting

The Louisiana House had the opportunity to approve sports betting during the 2020 Legislative session but instead opted to put it to a referendum in November 2020, where voters decided to allow sports betting in the state.

Now, the issue of taxation will need to be thrashed out in the House. This can take some time, if the issue of fantasy sports betting is anything to go by where a bill was approved in 2018 but legal wrangling over tax rates have resulted in the bill still not going through.

If all goes through smoothly then Louisianians could be looking at legal online sports betting by March 2021

Betting in La - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ❌

Bet on sports online ❌

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ❌

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs online sports betting in Louisiana

Sports betting is now legal in the Bayou State. Here are your most commonly asked questions.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?

Yes. Voters in a referendum that took place in November 2020 decided to allow sports betting in the state.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Louisiana?

Not yet. Sports betting is now legal, but various issues such as taxation need to be sorted out now. If all goes well, we could see the first Louisianan sportsbooks in March 2021.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Louisiana?

Sports betting is now legal but no operational, since the issues of taxation and in-person sign-ups need to be approved.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Louisiana?

You cannot currently bet on sports in the state of Louisiana. We expect the first sportsbooks to be operational in the state by March 2021.

You can cross over to the bordering states of Arkansas or Mississippi where there are legal retail sportsbooks.

Online Sports Betting in Louisiana

Louisiana has voted in favor of sports betting. This is huge news in the sports betting world.

The House and Senate both approved a bill which would legalize sports betting in the state.

The bill will need some work when it comes to issues such as taxation, but ultimately it has been approved by the state legislative body and the residents of Louisiana.

The current bill allows for parishes to make their own decision on wether to allow sports betting which means that this could result in a situation where sports betting will only be legal in certain parts of the state.

As it stands if you are looking to place a sports bet and are based in Louisiana, your best bet (excuse the pun) would be to head over to Mississippi where there are large number of sportsbook along the coast.

Sports Betting in Louisiana: The situation in short
  • The Supreme Court deems the PASPA act unconstitutional in May 2018.
  • A House Bill was introduced in 2018 that aimed to legalize sports betting but was not approved in either the 2018 or the 2019 legislative sessions.
  • In 2020, H357 was passed by the Senate leaving the bill to be approved by a state-wide referendum in November 2020.
  • In November 2020, the people of Louisiana voter in favor of sports betting.

Sports Teams in Louisiana

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.

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.

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