Nine Parishes within the state of Louisiana did not vote for the legalization of sports betting. However, Baton Rouge was not one of them, which is fantastic news for Baton Rouge residents!
Louisiana legal online sports betting is officially now live. It launched on Friday, January 28 at 8 a.m. CST. The launch date was determined after Louisiana’s sports betting regulation bill was signed into law way back in June 2021 by Gov. John Bel Edwards.
This bill allows as many as 41 online operators into Louisiana. For the official launch date, six LA sportsbooks received approval to go live, with lots more to come later on. If you reside in Baton Rouge, you’re allowed to engage in sports betting, so here are some great pointers:
You must be 21 years of age and be physically located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Your location will be verified by geolocation technology or a desktop plugin for you to wager legally.
Louisiana bettors, including those residing in Baton Rouge, will have access to Louisiana betting options on all the major leagues in the US, and that includes college basketball and football. There are even more options like European and other international sports to wager on.
Here are some of the most popular and most common betting types you’ll see as options on sportsbooks in Baton Rouge:
Here is a breakdown of what you can legally bet on in Baton Rouge, LA. There are lots of choices, and most of the available sportsbooks will offer these.
Other betting market options like tennis, rugby, boxing, tennis, and others will also be offered at Louisiana’s sportsbooks. However, keep in mind that it is illegal to wager on high school sports.
Six top sportsbooks made their entrance in Louisiana this past Friday, and are available to all parishes that voted for legalizing sports betting. Here is your collection of top choices:
Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
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