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Louisiana Sports Betting

Legal Betting
Sports betting in Louisiana launched in October of 2021 with plenty of sportsbooks to choose from. From sports betting education to the state’s local betting rules, here you will find everything you need to know to place your first sports bet in Louisiana.
What To Know
Online sports betting is legal
Must be 21+ to bet
Available Sportsbooks

Today's Best Promos In Louisiana

Additional Promos in Louisiana

Upcoming Games To Bet On In Louisiana

Sports Betting Education 101

If you are new to sports betting, don’t worry!
Here at BetSided, we want to serve all sports bettors, from the experienced ones to novice bettors, in order to help them enjoy sports betting in the best way possible.
We have our Sports Betting Education section of the website that includes breakdowns such as:
… and so much more. You can also check out our Youtube channel for video breakdowns on how to bet on specific sports.

Louisiana Sports Betting Legalization Timeline

Louisiana lawmakers had been trying to pass a sports betting bill into law since 2019, but failed to do so on their first attempt. However, there was enough momentum to try again in 2020 with the sports wagering bill making it on election ballots.
With help from the likes of Senator Cameron Henry, mobile betting was set to be decided in 2021, and it passed. Sports betting went live in casinos in October 2021 and the Louisiana Gaming Control Board passed emergency sports betting rules effective Aug. 23. This started the process of sportsbook licensing. By October, there were retail sportsbooks opening in the state.
Online sportsbooks opened on Jan. 28, 2022 as part of the legislative decisions in 2021.

Tax Rates in Louisiana

There is a 10% tax on retail sports betting and 15% mobile sports betting tax rate.

Futures Bets To Place In Louisiana

Louisiana Sportsbooks

BetMGM Sportsbook

BetMGM is live in Louisiana and is part of the MGM Resorts company, one of the largest casino operators in the world. The app offers several different betting options, with a solid navigation that allows users to edit and cash out bets.

Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook may be the most popular name in Louisiana, as the Saints play in the Caesars Superdome. Caesars offers a wide variety of promotions and bets, and has numerous casinos in the US.

DraftKings Sportsbook

DraftKings has quickly expanded from a Daily Fantasy giant into one of the best sportsbooks on the market with an easy to navigate app and several different same-game parlay features.

FanDuel Sportsbook

One of the biggest sportsbooks and Daily Fantasy operators in the United States, FanDuel’s sportsbook app is easy to navigate and has plenty of same-game parlay features. A retail FanDuel location opened up at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Shreveport.

BetRivers Sportsbook

Even though BetRivers doesn’t have a casino location in Louisiana, the app was one of the first to launch in the state.

Barstool Sportsbook

Barstool Sportsbook, backed by Penn National, was the sixth sportsbook to launch in Louisiana. It also has five different retail locations in the state.

WynnBet Sportsbook

WynnBET was able to gain market access in Louisiana through Caesars, launching prior to the Super Bowl in the 2021 NFL season. WynnBET was the seventh sportsbook to launch in the state.

PointsBet Sportsbook

Similar to WynnBET, PointsBet went live in Louisiana prior to the Super Bowl between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. It was the eighth sportsbook to go live in the state.

Recent Sports Betting News In Louisiana

  • November 22, 2022: Betway appears lined up to be the next sportsbook to go live in Louisiana, likely launching in early 2023.
  • September 22, 2022: PointsBet announced it is live in Louisiana, the eighth online sportsbook.
  • September 2, 2022: Caesars Sportsbook opened up a new sportsbook at Harrah’s New Orleans and Horseshoe Bossier City.

How To Place A Sports Bet In Louisiana

Signing up for an account for a sportsbook in Louisiana can be done on a web application or through the sportsbook app. When registering you must include personal information such as your Social Security number and age. You must be 21 or older to wager in Louisiana.

Step-By-Step Process for Louisiana Sports Betting:

Once you have created your account and deposited, you can navigate through the sportsbook to place your wager in Louisiana.
Say you want to bet on an NBA playoff game, here is the step-by-step process at WynnBET Sportsbook.
Step 1: Select the game you would like to bet on
Step 2: Select the wager you’d like to make, in this scenario, we are taking the Warriors -5.5.
Step 3: Select your bet amount and place your bet

Details Of Louisiana's Sports Betting Law

The Louisiana Sports betting law, which was based around the regulatory framework of Senate Bill 247 and the related tax and licensing rules in House Bill 697, were signed into law and were effective at the beginning of July 2021.
This sports betting law allows casinos, racinos and video poker businesses to offer retail and mobile/online sports betting in 55 parishes and distribute up to 20 licenses.

Louisiana Betting Markets: NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and More

Popular Louisiana Sporting Events

  • Super Bowl/NFL Playoffs
  • NBA Finals/NBA Playoffs
  • World Series/MLB Playoffs
  • Stanley Cup Finals/NHL Playoffs
  • The Memorial Tournament (PGA Tour)
  • LSU vs. Alabama College Football Game
  • NCAA Tournament
  • College Football Playoff
  • The Masters
  • PGA Championship

Common Types of Bets/Terms

Point Spreads
The point spread in the margin of victory in a game. A team must win or lose by a specific number of points in order to cover the point spread and win the bet.
For example, if you take the New Orleans Pelicans to cover the spread as 2.5-point favorites against the Chicago Bulls, they must win by three or more points for your bet to win.
A moneyline bet is simply choosing the winner of a sporting event regardless of the point spread. You can choose the favorite or underdog to win the game.
The New Orleans Pelicans beating the Los Angeles Lakers outright would constitute a moneyline bet.
OVER/UNDER and Total Bets
An over/under or total is a bet on the total points scored in a sporting event. Over/unders are also used on prop bets.
Total bets can be extremely fun to root for, especially if you’re going to take the OVER when the high-powered Pelicans offense is playing this season in the NBA.
A parlay is a bet where multiple wagers are linked together in order to increase the odds on the payout. Every leg (bet) in the parlay must hit in order for it to win.
Bettors can get creative with an all-New Orleans parlay early in the NFL season with the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans to win.
Prop Bet
A prop bet is any bet placed on a game that is not not directly affecting the game's final outcome. This can include player props as well as game props.
Want to bet on Alvin Kamara’s rushing yards? What about Zion Williamson’s points? If so, prop bets are the way to go.

Most Popular Sports to Bet On

The most popular sports to bet on in Louisiana will likely include football (NFL and NCAAF), basketball (NBA and NCAAB), baseball (MLB) and hockey (NHL).

Daily Fantasy Sports In Louisiana

Louisiana passed daily fantasy sports before sports betting, legalizing it in 2018. DraftKings was the first operator to receive a DFS license on July 15, 2021. FanDuel received a license later in 2021.

Betting On Pro Sports Teams

NFL Betting In Louisiana

New Orleans Saints
The Saints are in the NFC South, competing with the likes of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers behind their stout defense that is anchored by pass rush Cameron Jordan. After long time head coach Sean Pyaton retired last season, the Saints are in the first season under Dennis Allen and are hoping to find consistency at quarterback as they cycle between Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton.

NBA Betting In Louisiana

New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans are one of the bright young teams in basketball, built around an exciting young duo of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. New Orleans has made several shrewd team building moves over the last several years to get some veteran talent around those two future All-Star talents including guard C.J. McCollum and big man Jonas Valanciunas.

Statewide Restrictions

At this time, there aren't any statewide restrictions on sports betting in Louisiana.

Betting on College Basketball in Louisiana

There are no restrictions on betting on college teams located in Louisiana, including LSU and Tulane.

Louisiana Online Sports Betting FAQ

Did Louisiana Legalize Sports Betting?

Yes, it was legalized in 2021 and went live in January of 2022.

Can I Bet Online On My Phone In Louisiana?


How Old Do I Have To Be To Bet On Louisiana's Legal Sportsbook Apps?

You must be 21 to bet on sports in Louisiana.

Can I Bet On My College Football Team?


What Payment Options Can I Use For Betting In Louisiana?

  • PayPal
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Prepaid Card
  • PayNearMe
  • Cash @ Cage (Casino)
  • Check

Louisiana Casinos

  • Amelia Belle Casino (FanDuel Sportsbook, open)
  • Boomtown Bossier City Casino (Barstool Sportsbook, open)
  • Boomtown Casino & Hotel New Orleans (Barstool, open)
  • Coushatta Casino Resort (The Rez, open)
  • Delta Downs Racetrack (FanDuel, open)
  • Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino (FanDuel, temporarily closed)
  • Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino (DraftKings Sportsbook, open)
  • Harrah’s Casino New Orleans (Caesars Sportsbook, open)
  • L’auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge (Barstool, open)
  • L’auberge Casino & Hotel Lake Charles (Barstool, open)
  • Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City (Barstool, open)
  • Paragon Casino Resort Marksville (Betfred Sports, open)
  • Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino (Caesars, open)
  • Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino (FanDuel, open)
  • Treasure Chest Casino (FanDuel, open)

Bet Sports Bars For Betting In Louisiana

  • The American Sports Saloon
  • Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux: New Orleans
  • J&J's Sports Lounge

Common Payment Options

  • PayPal
  • ACH/eCheck
  • Prepaid Card
  • PayNearMe
  • Cash @ Cage([Casino])
  • Check

Final Thoughts On Betting In Louisiana

With friendly tax rates and a ton of sportsbook operators entering the state, Louisiana sports bettors are sure to love the structure of betting in the Pelican State. With more operators there are plenty of options to choose from and to find not only the best lines, but best promotions as well to have a profitable experience!

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