Louisiana is set to launch mobile sports betting at 8am on Friday.
US.- Louisiana’s mobile sports gambling is to go online at 8am. Friday, Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns has confirmed. Sports betting at land-based casinos in Louisiana launched in October.
“Our goal was to have it available before the Super Bowl, so we were able to beat that target,” Johns said. “It will be ready for this weekend’s NFL conference championship games.”
“Currently eligible sports wagering operators will be approved to accept mobile bets as early as 8 a.m. Friday morning,” said the statement from the Gaming Control Board. “The remaining mobile sports wagering operators are in the process of meeting statutory and regulatory requirements and will be approved once those requirements are met.”
Six sportsbooks have already been approved for launch – DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, Betfred, and BetRivers. Online sports betting will be taxed at 15 per cent.
Other gaming operators with existing retail sportsbooks will likely pursue mobile licences. The likely candidates include Penn National (Barstool Sportsbook), Churchill Downs (TwinSpires), and Boyd Gaming (Boyd Sportsbook). Louisiana will have as many as 41 distinct mobile sports betting operators, with each of the 20 gaming operations in the state permitted to partner with up to two sports betting skins.