Online Gambling in

Louisiana

Online sports betting has finally arrived in the Pelican State! As of January 28, 2022, Louisianians located in one of the 55 parishes that allow sports betting are now able to place legal wagers online!

Louisiana

Legal Louisiana Online Gambling Options: Online/Mobile Sports Betting

Louisiana Online Gambling - At A Glance

Online sports betting: Legal ✅

Online casinos & poker: Not Legal ❌

Land-based casinos & sportsbooks: Legal ✅

Remote sign-up: Yes ✅

Legal online gambling since: January 28, 2022

Legal LA gambling age: 21+

Online gambling guide

Louisiana Online Gambling Sites

Caesars Sportsbook

Best Welcome Offer in LA
  • Fantastic user interface
  • Nice variety of payment options
  • Daily odds boosts
  • LA launch: January 28, 2022
  • Limited selection of markets
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Offer valid in AZ,CO,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NJ,NY,TN,VA,WV only

Website: williamhill.com/usFounded: 1996
Owner: Caesars EntertainmentHeadquarters: Reno, Nevada
Caesars Sportsbook
Caesars Sportsbook Live Betting
Caesars Sportsbook Casino

Summary

Author: Nick Nick

Caesars Sportsbook is licensed and legal in:
AZ, CO, IN, IA, LA, MI, NJ, NY, TN, VA, & WV.

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FanDuel Sportsbook

Best Betting App in LA
  • Best betting app in LA
  • Great single game parlays
  • Tons of promos & offers
  • LA launch: January 28, 2022
  • Relatively slow customer support
Welcome Offer
Risk-Free Bet 100% up to $1,000
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Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NJ,NY,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

Website: sportsbook.fanduel.comFounded: 2009
Owner: Flutter EntertainmentHeadquarters: New York City
FanDuel Online Sportsbook
FanDuel Sportsbook Live Betting
FanDuel Online Casino

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Author: Nick Nick

FanDuel Sign Up Bonus 💰

To claim your FanDuel bonus, all you need to do is create a FanDuel sportsbook account, make a minimum deposit of $10 and place your first bet up to $1000. If you don't win your bet, FanDuel will refund your initial wager, giving you a second bite of the cherry!

How to Get Your FanDuel Sportsbook Sign Up Bonus

  1. Register with FanDuel Sportsbook
  2. Deposit $10 or more
  3. Place a wager on your favorite sport
  4. Get the value of your bet back, if it doesn't win.
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DraftKings Sportsbook

Best For Beginners in LA
  • Most popular US sportsbook
  • Top-tier betting app
  • Fantastic user interface
  • LA launch: January 28, 2022
  • No telephone customer support
Welcome Offer
20% Deposit Bonus up to $1,000
Claim Go to website

Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NH,NJ,NY, OR,PA,TN,VA,WV,WY only.

Website: draftkings.com/sportsbookFounded: 2012
Owner: Jason RobinsHeadquarters: Boston
DraftKings Online Sportsbook
DraftKings Sportsbook Live Betting
DraftKings Online Casino

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Author: Nick Nick

DraftKings Sportsbook Review

OUR VERDICT: 10/10 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

If you’re wondering if DraftKings caters to your taste, no need. DraftKings is one of the best sports betting options for both beginners and frequent bettors alike. A generous welcome bonus, first-class cash-out feature and multitude of diverse bets - not to mention the flawless DraftKings sportsbook app - guarantees the ultimate online betting experience. All round, the most complete US sports betting site. Visit DraftKings Sportsbook.

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BetMGM

Best Same Game Parlays in LA
  • Best same game parlays
  • Edit and/or Cash Out bets
  • Extensive list of promos
  • LA launch: January 28, 2022
  • Limited customer support options
Welcome Offer
Risk-Free First Bet up to $1,000
Claim Go to website
Website: sports.nj.betmgm.comFounded: 1986
Owner: MGM Resorts InternationalHeadquarters: Paradise, Nevada
BetMGM Online Sportsbook
BetMGM Live Betting
BetMGM Online Casino

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Author: Nick Nick

BetMGM Review

As one of the biggest casino brands in the US, there was real intrigue within the industry as to how MGM’s sportsbook would fare but BetMGM has certainly delivered! Live in ten states and popular for its live-streaming feature and wide selection of payment options, BetMGM is poised to wrestle some market share from DraftKings and FanDuel. Visit BetMGM.

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BetRivers

Best For Live Betting in LA
  • Range of markets across an array of sports
  • Large number of in-game betting options
  • Nice range of promotions
  • LA launch: January 28, 2022
  • Unnecessary 'Newsfeed'
Welcome Offer
100% Deposit Bonus up to $250
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Offer valid in AZ,CO,CT,IL,IN,IA,LA,MI,NJ,NY,PA,VA,WV only.

Website: https://pa.betrivers.com/Founded: 2009
Owner: SugarHouse HSP Gaming, LPHeadquarters: Pittsburgh, PA
Betrivers IN live betting
Betrivers PA sports start
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Author: Nick Nick

You’re right! You’ve seen this sleek and stylish design before! BetRivers is the sister site of PlaySugarHouse and is now live in Pennsylvania and Indiana. If it’s experience, expertise and an easy to use site or app you’re after, it’s hard to discount BetRivers. The up-and-coming sportsbook is near faultless and steadily growing its market share in PA and IN and most likely coming to a state near you soon.

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Barstool Sportsbook

Best Payment Options in LA
  • Great welcome bonus
  • Numerous payment options
  • Good level of customer support
  • LA launch: January 28, 2022
  • Entertaining but controversial brand
Welcome Offer
$10 No Deposit Free Bet with a Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000
Claim Go to website
Website: Founded: 2021
Owner: The Chernin Group, Penn National GamingHeadquarters: New York, NY
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Author: Nick Nick

Barstool Review

Leading digital sports media platform, Barstool Sports entered the sports betting sphere with its own online sportsbook in September 2020 and has since become one of the industry leaders. Whether you're a Stoolie or looking for somewhere new to bet, Barstoool's online sportsbook & casino offers all you need for a solid betting experience. Visit Barstool Sportsbook.

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Louisiana Online Gambling - FAQs❔

Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about online gambling in Louisiana.

Is online gambling legal in Louisiana?

Yes. Online gambling is now live and legal in 55 out of 64 parishes in Louisiana.

Louisiana began allowing legal online sports betting on January 28, 2022.

How can I gamble online in Louisiana?

You can legally gamble online in Louisiana if you meet three main criteria:

  1. You are located in one of the 55 parishes that allow online gambling
  2. You are aged 21 or older
  3. You use one of the licensed and regulated online gambling sites in Louisiana. (All six legal gambling sites can be found on this page)

Where can I gamble online in Louisiana?

There are six legal online gambling sites in Louisiana

  • Barstool Sportsbook
  • BetMGM
  • BetRivers
  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • DraftKings Sportsbook
  • FanDuel Sportsbook

Is online gambling in Louisiana safe?

Yes, as long as you are betting responsibly and using a betting site/sportsbook that is licensed and regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB).

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS A GAMBLING PROBLEM, CALL 1-800-522-4700.

Is online poker legal in Louisiana?

No. Online poker is forbidden under current Louisiana state law.

Are online casinos legal in Louisiana?

No. Online casinos are forbidden under current Louisiana state law.

Is DraftKings legal in Louisiana?

Yes. DraftKings Sportsbook is legal in Louisiana for people aged 21+ and located in one of the 55 parishes that permit sports betting.

DraftKings Sportsbook began accepting legal online wagers on January 28, 2022, in the Pelican State.

Is FanDuel legal in Louisiana?

Yes. FanDuel Sportsbook is legal in Louisiana for people aged 21+ and located in one of the 55 parishes that permit sports betting.

FanDuel Sportsbook began accepting legal online wagers on January 28, 2022, in the Pelican State.

Louisiana Online Gambling - Everything You Should Know

Online Gambling in Louisiana Goes Live

  • January 28, 2022 - Online sports betting officially goes live in Louisiana. Louisiana bettors can sign-up and wager with any of the state's six legal operators.
  • January 27, 2022 - Pre-registration begins in Louisiana after the six operators are confirmed.
  • January 26, 2022 - Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chair Ronnie Johns broke the exciting news about online gambling in Louisiana on Wednesday morning, stating that online sports betting would be ready to officially go live a few days later on Jan. 28, 2022, with six operators already approved and confirmed for launch.
Louisiana flag

Online gambling is now legal in Louisiana

Online Sports Betting Louisiana

  • Online gambling in Louisiana is strictly limited to online sports betting only.
  • Online sports betting is available in 55 out of the 64 parishes in Louisiana.
  • There are six different online sportsbooks available in Louisiana:
    • DraftKings Sportsbook
    • FanDuel Sportsbook
    • Caesars Sportsbook
    • BetMGM
    • BetRivers
    • Barstool Sportsbook

Online Poker & Casinos Louisiana

  • Louisiana state law dictates that both online poker and online casinos are not permitted in the state of Louisiana. Therefore, you won't be able to find any legal online poker or legal online casinos in Louisiana.

    ⚠️ Any source that offers online casinos or online poker in LA is operating illegally off-shore and is not regulated by the LGCB. These sites can be dangerous and put you at risk.
  • Although online poker and online casinos are forbidden under LA state law, there are still many land-based locations available that can offer poker & casino play. LA is home to lavish casinos & an abundance of video poker machines, making it easy to gamble in LA in other ways than just sports betting.

Louisiana Online Gambling Sites - Where To Gamble Online In LA

Now that online sports betting is legal in Louisiana, you're probably searching for a site to start betting with. Great! Our sports betting experts have been monitoring the situation in Louisiana closely and have compiled a list of the best gambling sites in Louisiana.

Find the best online gambling sites in Louisiana

Check out our list below where we rank every Louisiana online gambling site from best to worst.

Best Louisiana Online Gambling Sites

  1. DraftKings Sportsbook → Best mobile betting app in LA
  2. FanDuel Sportsbook → Best for beginners in LA
  3. Caesars Sportsbook → Best welcome offer in LA
  4. BetMGM → Best for same game parlays in LA
  5. BetRivers → Best for live betting in LA
  6. Barstool Sportsbook → Best payment options in LA

Best Gambling Sites in Louisiana

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Louisiana Mobile Gambling

Mobile gambling and online gambling are almost synonymous these days, with most legal online wagers being placed from mobile devices.

Let's take a look at what mobile gambling looks like in Louisiana now that the state has gone live with online gambling.

Mobile gambling

You can now use your mobile device to gamble in Louisiana

Mobile Sports Betting Louisiana

All six of Louisiana's online sportsbooks offer customers a mobile app so bettors in LA can take their betting with them on the go.

Use any of Louisiana's six betting apps to bet on sports today!
  • Mobile sports betting is permitted in any of the 55 parishes with legal sports betting. Considering only nine parishes in LA do not allow sports betting, it's safe to say this restriction won't affect the majority of customers in Louisiana. Jump to our Louisiana Online Gambling Laws section to read more about which parishes allow online sports betting, and which ones do not.

Louisiana Sports Betting Apps

Let's take a look into which betting apps are available in Louisiana and which ones we think are the best!

Best Louisiana Betting Apps

1

FanDuel Sportsbook App Louisiana

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10/10
Welcome Bonus: Risk-Free Bet up to $1000

  • Pros:
    👍
    Best betting app
    👍 Great single game parlay options
  • Cons:
    👎
    Relatively slow customer service
2

DraftKings Sportsbook App Louisiana

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10/10
Welcome Bonus: 20% Deposit Bonus up to $1000

  • Pros:
    👍
    Top-tier betting app
    👍 Great for beginners
  • Cons:
    👎
    No telephone support
3

Caesars Sportsbook App Louisiana

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️★ 9/10
Welcome Bonus: 100% First Deposit Match up to $1500

  • Pros:
    👍
    Highly reputable brand
    👍 Well designed app
  • Cons:
    👎
    Lack of niche sports
4

BetMGM App Louisiana

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️★ 9/10
Welcome Bonus: Risk-Free Bet up to $1000

  • Pros:
    👍
    Best for same game parlays
    👍 Edit or cash out your bets
  • Cons:
    👎
    Limited customer support options
5

BetRivers App Louisiana

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️★ 8/10
Welcome Bonus: 100% Deposit Bonus up to $250

  • Pros:
    👍
    Good betting variety
    👍 Live streaming options
  • Cons:
    👎
    Cluttered feel
6

Barstool Sportsbook App Louisiana

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️★ 8/10
Welcome Bonus: $10 No Deposit Free Bet with a Risk-Free Bet up to $1000

  • Pros:
    👍
    Good customer service
    👍 Great welcome bonus
  • Cons:
    👎
    Controversial brand

Louisiana Online Gambling Promos & Bonuses

Ready to start gambling online in Louisiana? Great, just be sure to take advantage of the welcome bonuses offered by online gambling companies when you sign-up for an account!

Let's take a look at the welcome promos offered by legal gambling companies in Louisiana:

Louisiana Gambling Bonuses

  1. First Bet Insurance up to $1,100

  2. 100% Deposit Bonus up to $250

  3. $10 No Deposit Free Bet with a Risk-Free Bet up to $1,000

  4. Risk-Free First Bet up to $1,000

  5. Risk-Free Bet 100% up to $1,000

  6. 20% Deposit Bonus up to $1,000

How To Start Gambling Online in Louisiana

Although the exact sign-up process may slightly vary from operator to operator, they typically require the same information.

We've created a guide for you so you can know what to expect when registering for a new betting site.

1

Find the right betting site for you

Browse through the gambling sites listed on this page until you find one that you would like to sign-up with.

Once you've found one that you like, press one of the green 'CLAIM', 'JOIN', or 'PLAY NOW' buttons to make sure you don't miss out on your welcome offer on your way there.

2

Enter your email and create a password

Upon entering the site, find the button to begin the registration process, this is typically done by clicking on the 'Join' or 'Register' button.

Once you've begun the registration process you'll most likely be prompted to provide your email address and create a password for your account.

3

Provide personal information

Betting sites require some personal information to ensure safety and security for both themselves and for you.

It's not uncommon to be asked for any of the following:

  • Full name
  • DOB
  • Address
  • The last 4 digits of your SSN
  • Proof of identity
  • Establish security questions
4

Select your preferred payment method

Select your preferred payment method (We recommend using PayPal when it is an option)

Make your first deposit to add funds to your account.

5

Have fun and bet responsibly!

After following all the steps to set up your account, you should now be ready to begin betting on your favorite sports!

Learn more about how to create a sports betting account

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Legal Online Gambling in Louisiana - What Are The Rules?

When PASPA (the federal ban on sports betting) was overturned in 2018, it left each state to decide and define its own rules and regulations regarding how sports betting would work in their respective states. In Louisiana, SB 142, SB 247, & HB 697 alongside the Louisiana Gaming Control Board defines the rules and regulations associated with sports betting in the Pelican State.

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Louisiana Gambling Laws - Online Sports Betting, Casinos, & Poker

These are the key rules everyone should know about online gambling in Louisiana:

  • Full-scale online/mobile sports betting is permitted in 55 parishes.
    • 9 parishes do not allow any form of online gambling/sports betting:
      • Caldwell
      • Catahoula
      • Franklin
      • LaSalle
      • Sabine
      • Union
      • West Carroll
      • Winn
  • Online casinos (including online poker) are strictly forbidden under Louisiana state law.
  • The minimum age to gamble online is 21 years old (21+).
  • In addition to online sports betting, retail sports betting is also permitted at licensed land-based locations.
  • All real money bets placed with a Louisiana licensed sportsbook, online or in-person, must take place within one of the 55 parishes that allow sports betting.
  • Collegiate sports betting (in-state teams included) is fully permitted in any of the 55 parishes where sports betting is legal.
  • The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will act as the regulatory authority for online gambling in Louisiana.
  • In Louisiana, a total of 20 sports betting licenses were allowed to be awarded.
    ↳ Each license holder is allowed two online skins (or “brands”), meaning the total amount of online sportsbooks in LA could eventually reach 40.
  • Louisiana residency is not required to place a bet. I.e state visitors aged 21 and up can place a real money wager while visiting Louisiana.

Louisiana Sports Gambling - Types of Wagers

Now that online sports betting is legal in Louisiana you can sign-up with a legal sportsbook and start betting in numerous ways online!

But do you know which types of wagers you can place on your favorite sports team in Louisiana? The following are some of the most popular betting markets you’ll come across when betting online in Louisiana.

Money Line

A great wager to start with for its simplicity. All you need to do is call the winner of a game. The odds that are offered represent the team’s chance of winning, set by the bookie who will take into account form, team selection issues (injuries, suspensions) and are presented with a monetary value and either a positive or minus preceding it.

The team with a minus value are the favourites to win, the number indicating how much someone needs to wager in order to win $100. Naturally, backing the favourite will require you to stake more money for a significant profit.

The other team with its positive value, are the underdogs and not expected to win. Here, the odds indicate how much you can win from every $100 wagered. The lower probability of the underdog winning leaves high odds and means you needn’t stake as much for a favourable return.

Best for: NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, SOCCER

Point Spread

Similar to a Money Line bet in the sense you pick one of the two sides to come out on top. But this time, instead of picking an outright winner, you call the margin of victory. Games in which there is a huge gulf in talent between two teams often bring little value, making the money line too obvious and not worth playing. The point spread, a line set by the bookmaker, brings more value to said game.

As with the Money Line, the team assigned the negative value indicates who is expected to win. For example, let’s say Team A +22.5 and Team B - 22.5 points have the following point spreads (the .5 differentiates clearly between 22 points and 23 points).

If you bet on Team B, you require a winning margin of 23 points or more, to win the wager. A losing margin of 22 points or less, or a win, is needed for Team A to win the bet. This type of wager ensures the playing field is leveled out and brings value to a game that otherwise wouldn’t be there.

Best for: NFL & NBA

Totals (Over/Under)

This wager comes away from the scenario of betting on a winner entirely to focus on the combined score of both teams and whether it falls Over or Under a set line.

If the line is 66 points for instance, and you feel the game’s score will equate to a total that exceeds 66, then you’d bet Over (the line).

If you think the sides involved may err on the side of caution and play out a more defensive affair resulting in a combined score of less than 66, then you would bet Under.

Best for: NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB

Futures

This kind of bet sees you lay money on the final outcome of an event and tends to be played well in advance of it starting, with the view to winning a substantial amount should your prediction come right.

Typically, the market which yields the most interest is the winner of a league championship or tournament. But you can also bet on teams to finish in the playoffs, end up being demoted, or even the two teams to make the Super Bowl.

Futures can be applied to almost any competition across all of the major leagues and have been known to produce sizeable sums come the season’s end. Just make sure you don’t lose your bet slip in between!

Louisiana Online Gambling Timeline - How did sports betting become legal in LA?

2022

  • Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chair Ronnie Johns broke the exciting news about online gambling in Louisiana on Jan. 26, stating that online sports betting would be ready to officially go live a couple of days later on Jan. 28, 2022, with six operators already approved and confirmed for launch.
  • Six operators launch their online sportsbooks on January 28, 2022, and officially kickoff online sports betting in Louisiana.

2021

  • Three separate bills are passed, making the future of sports betting in Louisiana more certain.
  • Senate President Patrick Page Cortez introduced legislation outlining the regulatory framework for online and retail sports betting, as well as 20 licenses for the state's casinos and racinos.
  • Rep. John Stefanski handled the tax and fee structure, as such regulations are required by law to originate in the House. Stefanski also added a Louisiana Lottery license, which permits for kiosks in local taverns and restaurants.
  • Senator Rick Ward drafted legislation to spend the tax income earned by sports betting.
  • In October 2021, legal (in-person) sports betting began at commercial casinos in Louisiana.

2020

  • With Sen. Danny Martiny's tenure expiring, other senators stepped up to advocate for Louisiana sports betting.
  • Some of the legislation put sports betting on the ballot, but they also included regulatory language that confined LA sports betting to casino locations, making it impossible for consumers to bet from home.
  • Sen. Cameron Henry's bill only put the measure on the ballot and established the Louisiana Gaming Control Board as the regulating body. It postponed the decision on mobile betting until 2021.
  • In November, voters in a majority of Louisiana parishes decided to legalize sports betting in the state.