Louisiana sports betting education: All you need to know

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Connor Grootenhuis

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Covering all things sports betting with a focus on MLB and college football. Lifelong sports fan based in the Bayou State of Louisiana. Strong believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.

Voters in 55 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes approved sports betting in the fall of 2020, and the industry is beginning to launch in the state. Retail sports betting has been live for several months, and bets can currently be placed at nine brick-and-mortar casinos:

  • New Orleans: Boomtown Casino & Hotel and Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino
  • Bossier City: Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino, Margaritaville Resort Casino, and Boomtown Casino Hotel
  • Baton Rouge: L’Auberge Casino Hotel
  • Lake Charles: L’Auberge Casino and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
  • Marksville: Paragon Casino Resort and Hotel

While most retail casinos have their own sportsbooks, some have partnered with more nationally-recognized brands. For example, Caesars is the betting platform at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in New Orleans and Horseshoe Hotel & Casino in Bossier City. DraftKings is used at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles.

Mobile betting is not available yet, but is expected to go live in the coming weeks. The process is still in the works, but it’s tough to see mobile betting not up and running before Super Bowl LVI on February 13. A number of platforms have already set up shop in the state and are offering pre-launch promotions to users.

How to get started

Installing sportsbook apps on your mobile device is a simple process. All you need to do is search for the app you want to use in the App Store or Google Play Store. Follow these steps to get started:

  • Search for the app in the App Store/Google Play Store or visit the sportsbook’s website to use the direct link provided. This will begin the downloading process.
  • Accept the app’s geolocation tracking. It needs to confirm that you’re not only in Louisiana but in one of the 55 parishes that allow online sports betting. The parishes that did not legalize sports betting are Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin, Jackson, LaSalle, Sabine, Union, West Carrol, and Winn.
  • Register with the sportsbook by providing basic information to verify your identity. You’ll need to include most of the information on your ID, so make sure everything matches.
  • Set a strong password, and enable two-step authentication for added security.
  • You’ll then have the app downloaded to your phone. Then, simply follow the prompts to create your account. You can then deposit your desired amount of funds into your account using a debit card, credit card, or e-wallet such as PayPal.
  • You are now ready to place your bets. Don’t forget to look for any promotional offers that may be available.

When getting started, consider downloading multiple platforms. This way, you can spend some time on each app to see which one(s) you like best. Competitive odds and an easy-to-use interface are probably high on the list of what to look for in a sports betting app. Other features to keep in mind include cash-out/withdrawl methods, wide-ranging betting markets, and loyalty programs.

Top 5 sports betting tips

Always bet responsibly

Whether you are a first time sports bettor or a seasoned veteran, there are many things to keep in mind. First of all, never wager more than you can afford to lose.

Shop around for the best odds/lines

Another reason to download several sportsbook apps is to shop around for the best lines/odds. These can vary between platforms, and maximizing your potential payout is key.

Stay on top of regular odds boosts and promos

While looking around for the best odds, be sure to check for any odds boosts and promos that may be available. Sportsbooks like DraftKings and FanDuel typically have daily boosts that are worth a look.

Keep your emotions in check

It’s important to never get too high and never get too low. There will be winning days, and there will be losing days. That’s just the nature of sports betting. Be sure to stay level-headed and keep your emotions in check. In addition, avoid “chasing” after a loss.

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Why Pickswise is the best

No matter what you are looking to bet on, Pickswise has you covered. Pickswise is the home of free sports picks and betting tips. Our experts give you their best bets every day for every game of all major US sports. One of the best reasons to use our free betting tips is simply to save yourself some time. Our experts analyze trends, injuries, weather, and countless other metrics for hours daily to give you the best sport predictions for that day.

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