Sports fans in Bayou State are bracing for the coming arrival of online sports betting. While physical casinos have been open since October 31, online sports bettors are still patiently waiting for mobile betting to go live. The legislation was formally enacted in June 2021, which will see up to 41 different mobile game operators formally entering the state. Until now, gambling in Louisiana has only been legal in river casinos that run up and down the Mississippi River.
Just because mobile betting isn’t officially open doesn’t mean that mobile apps aren’t open for registration! Caesars is one of the biggest names in the sports betting industry, and although it opened two brick-and-mortar stores in Louisiana in October, there is a lot of anticipation for its new mobile sportsbook app. Soon, sports bettors in Louisiana will be able to bet on their hometown teams like the New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Pelicans and LSU Tigers. If all goes well, fans will know that Caesar Sportsbook has a good chance for the Saints vs Dolphins game which will be a prime time Monday Night Football game in the NFL.
The Caesars Sportsbook app is one of the most respected names in the mobile sports betting market and is available in all states where mobile betting has been legalized. As with previous states, sports bettors in Louisiana will be able to receive $ 100 in free bets simply by creating an account with the Caesars Sportsbook app. The best part about this offer is that players won’t even need to make an initial deposit! Once players open their accounts, they will have access to the lucrative Caesars Rewards program which offers prizes, free bets, and even rooms and upgrades at Caesars hotels.
What sports can I bet on on the Caesars Sportsbook app?
Louisiana residents will be able to bet on all major North American sports leagues as well as some international leagues. This includes the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and NCAA sports, which are widely represented in the Cajun country. Sports bettors can also choose from other sports including golf, tennis or soccer from the Caesars Sportsbook app in Louisiana, with a full range of bet types available.
Is Sports Betting Legal In Louisiana?
It is now! Although mobile sports betting has not yet officially started, legislation has been officially enacted for the state of Louisiana. Brick-and-mortar sports betting has opened in land-based casinos across the state, and it is only a matter of time before mobile sports betting goes live on mobile apps like the Caesars Sportsbook app. Players must be of legal age i.e. 21 years old when creating an account. Players should also keep in mind that mobile sports betting is legalized in 55 of the state’s 64 parishes, so there may be limitations depending on where you live.
The Caesars Superdome
The people of New Orleans may have already noticed that Caesars is making its way onto the Louisiana sports scene. Indeed, since July 2021, the New Orleans Saints stadium has officially changed its name from Mercedes Benz Superdome to Caesars Superdome. The deal will see the name remain the Caesars Superdome for the next twenty years, as Caesars becomes the official sports betting partner of the New Orleans Saints and LSU TIgers. The Caesars Superdome will host major sporting events like the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2022, the Sugar Bowl, some NCAA college football playoff games, and even the Super Bowl in 2025.
Where is the Caesars Sportsbook app used?
The Caesars Sportsbook app is quickly catching on in all of the states that legalize online sports betting. Louisiana is one of the latest additions to the app, but currently sports bettors in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia can use the app for sports betting. Soon added to that list are Maryland, which opened mobile and online sports betting to its residents earlier in December, and New York, which will likely add sports betting in early 2022.
Which Louisiana sports teams are popular?
The great state of Louisiana has no shortage of teams residents can cheer on. Obviously, the New Orleans Saints are one of the best draws in the state. The team are trying to find their identity after losing retired Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees. The Saints are currently seated at 6-7 and are away looking for the NFC playoff race, a position the team are not used to being.
The NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans currently sit last in the Western Conference standings and have yet to see star Zion Williamson on the court this year. Williamson has a number of injuries including pain in his surgically repaired foot. With an 8-21 record, the Pelicans have one of the worst records in the NBA and appear to be heading for another high pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
The LSU Tigers have been a team in transition from the big team in the 2019-20 NCAA College Football Championship. This team was led by current NFL superstars Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, Justin Jefferson and Clyde Edwards-Helaire, to name a few. Last season, the Tigers managed to finish the season 6-6, which secured them a spot in the Texas Bowl on Jan. 4, 2022 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The end of this season marked the departure of popular Louisiana head and local coach Ed Orgeron. Coach Orgeron will be replaced by Brian Kelly, who was previously the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Southbend, Indiana. Kelly will assume the head coach duties in the 2022 season, as the Tigers will be coached by interim head coach and offensive line coach Brad Davis.