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Mobile Sports Betting Set To Launch In Louisiana On Friday, January 28

Mobile Sports Betting Set To Launch In Louisiana

After nearly 2 years in the making, mobile sports betting is finally set to launch down in Louisiana. 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes approved sports betting via ballot referendum all the way back in 2020 but up until now, the state had not finalized all licensing and eligibility requirements for mobile apps. In June 2021, Governor John Bel Edwards signed the measure into law but the necessary regulations from the gaming control board had not quite gotten the ball over the goal line for mobile sports betting. Until now. Starting on Friday, January 28, 2022, mobile sports betting will be fully legalized and launched within the state. 8 gaming operators have already applied for licenses and Dave Portnoy confirmed the launch of Penn National Gaming’s Barstool Sportsbook this Friday.

Fellow sportsbook heavyweight DraftKings also announced their launch this afternoon via Twitter:

According to the Louisiana law, the decision to approve mobile and retail sports betting will be approved by each individual parish, so any reader down in LA should be sure to check with their local leaders to see what their gambling status may be. Previously, in-person sports betting in Louisiana boasted a $27.6 million handle in November 2021, the first full month of legalization in just 8 locations across the state. Football betting led the way, which makes sense considering the Superdome just had a name change:

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