Hail Caesars: First Sports Betting App Pre-Launches In Louisiana

Posted on October 22, 2021 - Last Updated on January 12, 2022

The wait goes on for the first mobile sports bets to take place in Louisiana. But the first online sportsbook has gone live in the Pelican State.

First out of the gate, Caesars Sportsbook has pre-launched in Louisiana, allowing customers in the state to start signing up with the betting app and take advantage of the brand’s pre-launch offer.

It should be noted that Caesars cannot begin taking wagers just yet. The company still awaits the green light from state regulators in order to do so.

That said, Caesars has rolled out an exclusive sign-up offer for Louisiana bettors, one that will set users up with a bonus bet as soon as the sports betting industry goes live.

Sign up with Caesars, receive a $300 bonus bet at launch

While Caesars has pre-launched its mobile betting app in Louisiana, it could still be several weeks before the operator can begin accepting legal wagers.

Still, bettors in the Pelican State can sign up with Caesars Louisiana and claim an exclusive pre-launch offer.

New users with Caesars can sign up with the app and earn a $300 bonus bet + 100% up to $3,000 on deposit to be used on the day legal sports betting launches in Louisiana. What’s more, those who deposit at least $50 prior to launch will earn $1 per point scored by Louisiana teams competing on the first weekend betting goes live in the state.

Which teams this includes will depend on when the industry launches. No doubt, Caesars will specify those games at a later date.

Extra Deposit Bonus: If a Participant makes their first real money deposit in their Caesars Account by 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 of at least $50.00 (“Qualifying Deposit(s)”), they will receive an additional bonus bet that is equal to the sum of the points scored by selected teams in at least two (2) games that will take place within seven (7) days after the Launch Date (“Qualifying Games”). This bonus bet will be credited within 24 hours after the last Qualifying Game concludes.
Qualifying Games will be chosen and posted on the Promotion Page within 14 days of the first Qualifying Game.

How to sign up, deposit with Caesars Louisiana

Customers in Louisiana can download the Caesars sports being app and create their online sportsbook accounts right now.

Users should be ready to submit several pieces of personal information in order for Caesars to verify their identities. This includes:

  • Legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Last four digits of Social Security number
  • Residential address
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

As noted, sports betting operators need this information to verify the identities of its customers. This allows the platforms to ensure customers are eligible to participate in regulated wagering.

After signing up, users can fund their online betting accounts with a variety of payment methods, including:

  • Credit/debit card
  • Echeck
  • Online money transfer

Caesars expands sports betting reach in Louisiana

The pre-launch of Caesars comes on the heels of a landmark major sponsorship agreement between Caesars and Louisiana State University. That multiyear, seven-figure deal made Caesars Sportsbook the sole gaming and sportsbook partner of LSU athletics.

Meanwhile, Caesars is renovating Harrah’s New Orleans, currently the only land-based casino in Louisiana, at an estimated $325 million. Harrah’s has even proactively turned its former Acme Oyster House restaurant into a temporary sportsbook that can seat about 75 to satisfy the licensing requirement of a special limited-access wagering area.

Renovations stalled by Hurricane Laura are expected to lead to the opening of a second land-based casino by fall 2022, when the new Caesars Horseshoe Casino will replace the Isle of Capri Casino-Lake Charles riverboat casino. Estimates for that makeover range around $112.7 million.

Caesars’ current other Louisiana properties are:

  • Harrah’s Louisiana Downs
  • Horseshoe Bossier City
  • Belle of Baton Rouge Casino Hotel

In addition, its recent deal with the New Orleans Saints gave Caesars the naming rights to the Superdome. Now with its pre-launch, Caesars may just turn out to be the leading gaming brand in Louisiana.

Photo by AP / Ross D. Franklin
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Marian Rosin is a freelance writer that has written on a variety of topics including publications like Upnest and Psychology Today. Marian brings experience in the gambling sector as the senior copywriter for Isle of Capri casinos.

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