Louisiana Sports Betting Launch Dates and Prelaunch Offers | August 2022

Your Guide to Louisiana Launch Dates

Louisiana Online Sports Betting is now live as of January 28, 2022 at 8am CT.

On this page we break down when each online sportsbook goes live, and when the others are slated to go live, all the top offers and help you choose which sportsbook is right for you.

ByPat Pickens

Feb 8, 2022

Sports gambling officially became legal in Louisiana on October 1, 2021. Currently there are nine sportsbooks in Louisiana where fans can legally place wagers on games and events in-person.

Online gambling, where fans can place legal wagers via sportsbook apps starts on January 28, 2022. Each major online sportsbook is tripping over itself to put together a pre-launch promotion to attract fans to sign up before online gambling officially takes off.

Yes! online sports betting is legal and many launched on January 28, 2022!

Louisiana regulators also will allow restaurants and bars to offer sports gambling via online kiosks, which is regulated by the state’s lottery commission, though those have not been installed yet.

When is online Sports Betting Launching in Louisiana?

Online sports betting went live on January 28, 2022 when we saw several sportsbooks start taking bets to coincide with the NFL playoffs.

Online sports gambling expects to be a huge revenue stream for the Louisiana government. The state will collect a 10 percent tax on each bet made at an in-person venue and a 15 percent tax on wagers made online. According to The Advocate, gambling is the most lucrative industry in the state and trails only taxes as the largest revenue driver in Louisiana.

What Online Sportsbooks Are Coming to Louisiana?

All the major players are jockeying for position in the online gaming space in Louisiana. DraftKings, Unibet, Caesars, Penn National and Betfred already operate sportsbooks inside state casinos, and they are developing deals to attract new players in this very competitive betting market.

WynnBet, BetMGM, FanDuel and Bet Rivers do not yet have physical locations planned — although Wynn reportedly will have kiosks inside one of the Caesars casinos in-state — but are all the following sportsbooks listed below will offer betting online.  The full list includes

Live as of January 28th, 2022

  • Caesars Sportsbook
  • BetMGM
  • DraftKings
  • FanDuel
  • BetRivers

Projected Late January/Early February 2022 Launch

  • WynnBet
  • Unibet
  • BetFred
  • Barstool

Best Promotional Offers in Louisiana

Now that online sportsbooks have gone live, some big names in the industry are offering lucrative new player bonus offers. You will need to sign up using the bonus codes outlined below, so now is the time to cash in on these special offers.

Caesars Sportsbook LA

  • New Player Offer: $1500 deposit match
  • Promo Code:
  • Full Review: Caesars Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: January 28, 2022

One of the biggest names in the gambling industry is bringing their online sportsbook to LA. Caesars has shown their dedication to being a top name in the US sportsbook market through their laundry list of weekly promos, the biggest new player offer in the country and acquiring William Hill, one of the first and most respected names in international online sports betting.

Caesars, which operates two Louisiana sportsbooks including Harrah’s in New Orleans, will match a new user’s first deposit up to $1,500, giving you tons of bonus funds to play around with when you first join.

BetMGM Sportsbook LA

  • New Player Offer: $1000 risk-free bet
  • Promo Code:
  • Full Review: BetMGM Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: January 28, 2022

MGM is an international powerhouse in gambling world, and they are bringing that same class and elegance associated with MGM to your computer or mobile device. Already one of the top sports betting options in other legal states, BetMGM has a ton of betting options, weekly promos and an easy to use interface.

BetMGM, which does not yet have a brick-and-mortar gaming operation in Louisiana, is offering new sign ups a $1000 risk-free bet. This means that if you create a new account using the promo code GAMEDAY and make your first deposit, your first bet on the site is risk-free.

So, make a deposit, place a bet and if it comes up short, you will be refunded the total amount of that bet in the form of 5 equal free bets up to $1000. For example, if you place a $1000 bet, and you win, congrats! You will be paid out as any other cash bet. If that first bet is a loss, you will get 5 $200 free bets to use on any market you choose.

DraftKings Sportsbook LA

  • New Player Offer: $1000 deposit match
  • Promo Code: 
  • Full Review: DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: January 28, 2022

From DFS superstar to sports betting juggernaut, DraftKings is one of the go-to online sportsbooks for many bettors throughout the country. With daily odds boosts, flash live betting and a plethora of betting markets, DraftKings has carved out a solid fanbase and live up to their self-proclaimed title as “King of Sportsbooks."

Now that the DraftKings Sportsbook is live in LA, you have your choice of a few promotional offerings, but the standard offer is a 20% deposit match up $1000. To take full advantage of this offer, you will need to deposit $5000 and you will have $1000 added to you bonus bank. For each $25 wagered, $1 will be transferred to your cash balance.

FanDuel Sportsbook LA

  • New Player Offer: $1000 deposit match
  • Promo Code: 
  • Full Review: FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Launch Date: January 28, 2022

FanDuel got its start in DFS, but jumped at the chance to get in on the sports betting boom when it started in New Jersey back in 2018. They took the top spot and have not looked back. FanDuel has a loyal customer base and for good reason. Daily odds boosts, intuitive app and some of the best lines in the industry, FanDuel is the most player-friendly sportsbook coming to LA.

When you register a new account with FanDuel, you will be eligible to place a risk-free bet up to $1000 that is refunded in the form of site credit. Site credit plays the same as cash, so you will be paid out both the profit and stake on winning bets placed with the site credit.

For example, if you place your first bet on the Pelicans moneyline at +200 for $1000, and they win, you will be paid out the usual $3000 ($1000 stake+ $2000 profit) and you are done with the promotion. If they end up losing the game, no worries, you will get $1000 in site credit. You then just need to wager the $1000 one time through to convert the site credit back to cash.

How to Register at a Louisiana Online Sportsbook

Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Follow the directions below to register:

  • Find the sportsbook you would like to register with and click Get Bonus (this will guarantee that you get the best bonus offer available)
  • Click register or join once you are on the sites landing page
  • Enter your personal information
  • Enter the promo code listed above when prompted if needed (ex. for caesars)
  • Start betting!

Author

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.