Track the Progress of Legal Sports Betting in Louisiana

How we got here, and when to expect legal betting to go live in The Bayou State

Timeline of Legal Sports Betting in Louisiana

With sports betting finally going live in Louisiana, we need to take a look at where we are and how we got here. Below is the complete timeline of the legislative process to bring legal sports gambling to Louisiana.

Louisiana Launches Sports Betting

The Bayou State went live with sports betting in late January of 2022. This was perfect timing, as it was right in the thick of the NFL Playoffs. All online sportsbooks within the state have reported a healthy amount of sports betting handle so far.

Now that the party has officially started in Louisiana, look for sports betting to bring in a ton of tax dollars for the state in 2022.

February of 2022 saw the state bring in a total of $238.4 million in handle. Judging by that number, next football season promises to be big in Louisiana.

What SportsBooks Will Operate in Louisiana?

Every online sportsbook that wishes to operate in Louisiana must partner with one of the state's 20 casinos.

Each casino receives a license to offer legal sports betting as well as two 'skins' that they can can provide to a third-party operator. This means there could be as many as 40 skins awarded in the state of Louisiana.

Considering the relatively operator-friendly regulations in the state, Louisiana sports bettors should have no shortage of options. Tennesse passed some of the harshest fees and tax rates we have seen to date and operators are lining up to gain access to the market.

Both FanDuel and DraftKings have actively lobbied for legal sports betting in the state, and Caesars SportsBook recently signed a stadium sponsorship deal with the New Orleans Saints.

In addition to FanDuel, DraftKings, and Caesars, these three sportsbooks are already live in Louisiana:

  • BetMGM
  • BetRivers
  • Barstool SportsBook
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