Louisiana sports betting cleared for Sunday launch


Louisiana sports betting is on the way with the state’s first commercial casinos receiving their licenses.

Louisiana Games Control Board President Ronnie johns signed LA sports betting licenses for four casinos Friday. These casinos are:

  • Harrah’s New Orleans (Paris Sportsbook)
  • Horseshoe Casino (Paris Sportsbook)
  • Auberge Casino (Penn National Gaming)
  • Boomtown Casino (Penn National Gaming)

With Johns signing, retail sports betting at these four locations can open Sunday Morning. The Louisiana State Police are still reviewing nine licenses, Johns said.

“It was a good day, excited that we started something,” Johns said. LSR Friday afternoon. “This morning, the state police sent the recommendation to authorize these four casinos. We’re moving forward with the pending apps and hopefully in the next few days we’ll be releasing another batch. “

Which LA Sports Bets Are Opening?

Johns said the Caesars Sportsbooks at Harrah’s New Orleans and the Horseshoe Casino will open Sunday.

“I started to think about it, the Saints are playing Tampa Bay in New Orleans on Sunday. It’s a big game, ”said Johns. “This is the perfect time to get started.

The Auberge Casino at Red Stick and Boomtown, near New Orleans, will open their sports betting On Monday. An ad titled sports betting at L’Auberge “Sports betting at the Auberge”, not a Sportsbook bar stool.

Not the first sports betting in Louisiana sports betting

In October, a Betfred sports betting open to tribal ownership Paragon Casino.

Because the casino is on tribal land, it did not need LGCB approval.

Los Angeles sports betting delay is over

Louisiana regulators hoped that sports betting would be started by September. The landing of Hurricane Ida delayed the process.

Louisiana State Police Soldiers are conducting background investigations and have been removed from their gaming duties to assist with the emergency response. By the end of September, state soldiers assigned to the games were once again focused on the licensing process.

Johns said 13 of 20 sports betting-eligible casinos and racinos in Louisiana have applied for licenses. Each of the 20 licensees receives two skins online.

Positioning for mobile launches

Johns said the goal will be to launch the mobile in January 1, 2022. He said that will include FanDuel and DraftKings.

“These are the big guys, they’re licensed everywhere,” Johns said, explaining that while it will take longer to get a mobile license, their position in other states should help. “This will be the key to the success of all of this: mobile. “

Perhaps the most bullish in the market is Paris Sportsbook. Caesars has signed various partnerships with state media teams and organizations.

DraftKings won the long race to launch daily fantasy sports first in Louisiana earlier this summer, while FanDuel received a DFS license in October.

Other sports betting operators with access to Louisiana include:

  • BetMGM
  • Sportsbook bar stool
  • WynnBET
  • TwinSpires
  • PointsPari
  • Bally Bet

Way to launch for sports betting in Louisiana

Governor John Bel Edwards signed a law on sports betting in June. The legislation creates 20 commercial licenses, each with up to two mobile skins, and a lottery license.

The state experienced turmoil this summer when the LGCB found itself without a president. Still, regulators approved the rules for sports betting in mid-September.

The lottery plans to launch its sports betting product, which includes online and retail products, in January 2022.

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