The biggest online sportsbooks in the country – including DraftKings, BetMGM, FanDuel, Caesars and BetRivers – have become available to Louisiana residents. Regulators green lit Louisiana mobile sports betting at 8 a.m. CT.
While nine of the 64 parishes in the state did not approve LA sports betting, the most populous regions of Louisiana have given the okay. So, for residents of those areas of the Pelican State, here is a quick guide to get started:
DOWNLOAD MOBILE SPORTS BETTING APPS
Each main sportsbook has it’s own app, which can be downloaded from the Google or Apple Store on any smartphone. Simply search for DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, BetRivers or BetMGM Sportsbook to find the right platform.
All five apps make it easy to sign up, create an account, and personalize your experience by selecting the sports of your choice.
Users will have to prove that they are over 21 and provide some personal information so that the sportsbook can confirm they are legally allowed to gamble in the state of Louisiana.
Make a Deposit
All five of the top sportsbooks mentioned above are offering promotions for new users from Louisiana who download their apps and deposit into an account. Each site offers fantastic sign-up bonus promos. As always, terms apply, so read the fine print.
Deposits should be made through a secure, personal internet connection to avoid any risks related to cyber crime. Most sportsbooks will offer PayPal or other electronic payments for those who don’t want to send a direct deposit from their bank account.
Trying out Your LA Mobile Sports Betting App
While Championship Weekend in the NFL won’t kick off until 2 p.m. CT on Sunday, there are tons of live sports going on before then, including a huge slate of NBA games and NHL games each Friday and Saturday.
Online Sportsbooks offer markets on live sporting events in different countries and may even provide an option to bet on eSports or simulated games.
It’s always a good idea to start small with your wagers until you get a good idea of the lay of the land and feel comfortable with the process of betting live sports. Most Louisiana mobile sports betting apps will offer a risk-free bet right off the bat to provide users the opportunity to lose their first wager without losing too much of their bankroll.