Louisiana Sports Betting Rules You Need To Know

Written By Nicole Russo on January 28, 2022
Louisiana online sports betting

The launch of Louisiana online sports betting . Online operators have the go-ahead to launch their betting platforms on Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. CT. With mobile wagering on the horizon, there are some important Louisiana sports betting rules and regulations to pay attention to in the state.

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Minimum Age To Bet In Louisiana

While some forms of gambling in Louisiana set the minimum age to 18, you have to be 21 years of age or older to bet on sports in the state.

If you are old enough to bet, setting up an account will be extremely easy, since you are able to register remotely.

You can register for an account by clicking the links on this page to go to the operator’s desktop site or by downloading the sportsbook’s mobile app.

How To Register For A Louisiana Online Betting Account

To complete your registration for a Louisiana online sports betting operator, you will need to provide the sportsbook with some personal details:

  • Name
  • Address (should match your ID)
  • Date of birth
  • Last four of your SSN
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Create username and password

Registration is free and easy! You can set up your Louisiana sports betting account from anywhere. Geolocation restrictions only come into play when you go to place a wager.

Once you have registered, check out the approved deposit methods in order to fund your account. Using the links on this page will ensure you get the best new-user offers out there.

LA Sports Betting Geolocation Guidelines

In order to place a wager in Louisiana, you must be physically located within state lines. It is important to note, however, that nine parishes in the state voted against sports betting.

If you are trying to wager in one of these nine parishes, you will get an error message:

  1. Caldwell
  2. Catahoula
  3. Franklin
  4. Jackson
  5. La Salle
  6. Sabine
  7. Union
  8. West Carroll
  9. Winn

To place a wager, you would need to travel outside of these parishes into one of the areas that approved mobile wagering.

It is also important to note that if you are located near the state line, geolocation services may have a hard time confirming you are in Louisiana.

Can I Bet On In-State Teams?

Some states that have recently launched online sports betting, such as New York, have banned wagers on in-state collegiate athletics.

That is not the case in Louisiana. LSU, LU-Lafayette, Tulane, and more are on the table when it comes to wagering.

With the LSU Tigers performing so well this year, many hoops fans will be eager to get wagers down on the team.

And of course, you can also bet on your favorite Louisiana professional sports teams as well, under Louisiana sports betting rules without issue.

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Nicole Russo is the Brand Content Strategist for TheLines.com. Previously, she covered the gambling industries in Tennessee and Indiana as a content editor for PlayTenn.com and PlayIndiana.com. She comes from the world of poker, leading the marketing efforts for online poker in Nevada and New Jersey with the WSOP. Russo also assisted with the marketing efforts for the Caesars Sportsbook launch in 2019.

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