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Four Retail Wagering Licenses Issued as Online Louisiana Sports Betting Approaches

Mitchell South

by Mitchell South in Sports Betting News

Nov 30, 2021 · 12:11 PM PST

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  • The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has issued four more retail sports betting licenses
  • Eight Louisiana casinos are now accepting wagers as more await the approval process
  • Louisiana online sports betting is expected to launch in January 2022

As online Louisiana sports betting approaches, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board has awarded four more retail licenses.

This brings the total of retail sportsbooks in the Bayou State to eight, and more are going through the approval process. Louisiana sports bettors can visit these locations to place in-person wagers as they await the launch of mobile sports betting.

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Check out all the details on the retail sportsbook locations along with the latest information regarding online Louisiana sports betting.

Four More Retail Louisiana Sports Betting Licenses Issued

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board started issuing retail sports betting licenses in October 2021, and they recently issued a batch of four more.

The latest venues to receive these coveted licenses include the Boomtown Bossier City Casino, Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel and Casino, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, and Margaritaville Resort Casino.

Here are all the retail locations that have received a Louisiana sports betting license:

Retail Sports Betting Venue Louisiana Sports Betting Location
Boomtown Bossier City Casino 300 Riverside Dr, Bossier City, LA 71111, United States
Boomtown New Orleans Casino 4132 Peters Rd, Harvey, LA 70058, United States
Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel and Casino 2550 Golden Nugget Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601, United States
Horseshoe Bossier City 711 Horseshoe Blvd, Bossier City, LA 71111, United States
Harrah’s New Orleans 228 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
L’Auberge Casino Hotel Baton Rouge 777 L’Auberge Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70820, United States
L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles 777 Ave L’Auberge, Lake Charles, LA 70601, United States
Margaritaville Resort Casino 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA 71111, United States

Each of these locations are now authorized to accept in-person sports bets.

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It’s worth noting that Caesars Sportsbook Louisiana owns and operates the Horseshoe and Harrah’s properties, while Penn National Gaming (Barstool Sportsbook Louisiana) runs the Boomtown New Orleans and L’Auberge Baton Rouge.

More Operators Are Expected to Be Approved Before the End of the Year

Aside from the eight locations that have been approved, five more operators are expected to apply before the end of the year. Louisiana Gaming Control Board chairman Ronnie Johns recently confirmed these other properties will go through the approval process before 2022 gets underway.

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will turn their attention to online sports betting in January, so they’re planning to conclude these approval processes for outstanding retail locations. These casinos can operate two online sports betting skins as per their official licenses.

Online Louisiana Sports Betting Is Fast Approaching

As the approval process for retail sportsbook locations comes to a close, Louisiana will begin accepting wagers on betting sites and mobile apps sometime in January 2022.

While an official launch date is yet to be confirmed, Louisiana sports bettors can expect to wager from the comfort of their couch in the new year. Stay tuned to Sports Betting Dime for all the latest updates on Louisiana sports betting.

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