An announced start date for online sports betting in Louisiana is expected as soon as October 21st, and Louisiana bettors could see bonus offers come available from sportsbooks almost immediately. With a total of 21 licenses up for grabs, Louisiana bettors should have no shortage of sports betting apps to choose from. Below are the top offers from sportsbooks that have already positioned themselves to operate in the Bayou State.
|Sportsbook||Louisiana Offer||Bonus Code|
|Bet $10, Win $200 Instantly|
Valid on Any Sport and Any Wager
|Bet Up to $1,000 Risk-Free|
On First Wager at FanDuel
|$5,000 Risk-Free Bet|
Official Saints Partner
|Bet $1 at DraftKings to Win $100|
If Your Team Wins
The new player bonus offer BetMGM will likely offer in Louisiana when sports betting officially begins is a $200 bonus on first $10 wager. Your bet does not have to win to receive the $200 bonus, the only requirement is a touchdown scored by the team you bet on.
There have been 7 games through the first 5 weeks of the NFL season in which a team has failed to score a touchdown. To avoid losing your bonus, we recommend targeting a strong offense against a weak defense.
Assuming Louisiana launches ahead of week 8, we would recommend betting on the Rams against the Texans, however, for you Saints fans out there, we think they find the end zone against a Bucs' defense that is allowing over 24 points per game.
Be sure to follow these four steps to lock in your $200 BetMGM bonus:
Caesars recently signed a 20-year naming rights deal with the Superdome, which will host Super Bowl LIX in 2025! From Tom Reeg, CEO of Caesars Entertainment:
"All of us at Caesars are proud to be part of New Orleans' vibrant culture. We understand that the Caesars Superdome is more than an iconic venue, it's the symbol of a resilient and innovative community."
The Caesars sportsbook received a complete overhaul ahead of the start of the 2021 NFL season and players are raving about the new app. In addition to the app redesign, the company also announced that all sportsbook users would be eligible for Caesars Rewards effective immediately.
For you high-rollers out there, the current $5,000 risk-free bet offer from Caesars is the largest total welcome package available in the US sports betting industry.
How we recommend using this offer is relatively straightforward. Find a favorite you love this week, let's say you think the Rams are going to easily beat the Texans. Rather than bet the 10.5 point spread, use your risk-free bet on the moneyline. If you put $5,000 on the Rams moneyline and they win, this offer pays out as a $1,300 deposit bonus!
To receive your $5,000 risk-free wager, simply use the promo code CZR2 when you register at Caesars.
Occasionally, sportsbooks may limit what sports their offers apply to. In this case, if you are a fan of a certain sport, one sportsbook's offer may be better for you. To help with this, we have identified the top bonus offer available in Louisiana for each sport.
If you are a fan of the New Orleans Saints and are looking for the Louisiana sportsbook with the best available NFL offer this October, TwinSpires is our pick. New players that sign up using the promo code BV250 are eligible to receive $250 in free bets with any $10 NFL wager. While they are running a number of promotions, this is the top TwinSpires offer available at the moment.
While there are plenty of sportsbooks competing for the top NFL offer, FanDuel ran away from the competition with their current NBA promotion. New Louisiana players that register and place any $2 NBA wager will receive a $150 bonus. Even better, this is a cash bonus, not free bets or site credit. The only thing to note with this offer is that it applies to spread bets only, so hold off on those Zion Williamson props and bet on the Pelicans.
The great thing about the offer from BetMGM is that it isn't restricted by sport. This means that whether you want to bet on playoff baseball or early-season hockey, they have you covered. Given Louisiana does not have a team in the NHL or MLB, most sportsbooks overlooked these sports in the state, which gives BetMGM a nice edge here.