DraftKings Sportsbook Offering $100 bonus bet For New Louisiana Users

Posted on November 4, 2021 - Last Updated on April 4, 2023

Lay out the welcome mat, Louisiana, and give a warm welcome to DraftKings Sportsbook.

While the Pelican State awaits the official launch of online sports betting, one of the leading legal sportsbooks in the country has pre-launched in Louisiana.

Also offering daily fantasy sports contests in the state, DraftKings rolled out its sports betting app to allow Louisiana users to download and create their online sportsbook accounts.

As an added incentive, new customers with DraftKings will receive a $100 bonus bet just for signing up.

Sign up for $100 bonus bet with DraftKings Louisiana

While Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman has indicated that online sports betting in Louisiana expects to launch by Jan. 1, 2022, there’s no time like the present to sign up with DraftKings Sportsbook.

Sure, DraftKings Louisiana can’t accept any actual bets just yet. But users in the state can still register their accounts so as to be ready for when the mobile industry launches. Likely in time for much of the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl.

And DraftKings has an incentive to get those sign-ups going right away.

Just by downloading the app and creating an online sports betting account, DraftKings will reward new users with a $100 bonus bet. The offer is good for new users only of DraftKings, which will credit those customers’ accounts the day online sports betting in Louisiana goes live.

Bettors will have seven days to use the bonus bet.

How to sign up and claim the DraftKings Louisiana $100 bonus bet

When mobile wagering does launch in Louisiana, users will have to be located within the state border as well as within one of the 55 parishes that legalized sports betting.

That said, users can be anywhere to sign up.

What’s more, the process to do so and claim the $100 bonus bet is simple. After downloading and opening the DraftKings Louisiana app, users only need to follow the prompts and submit several pieces of personal information.

DraftKings needs this data in order to verify the identities of its customers and ensure they are eligible to participate in legal sports betting in Louisiana. Information to have ready includes:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Last four digits of Social Security number
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Once users agree to DraftKings’ terms and conditions, as well as opting in to the bonus bet offer, Louisiana bettors will be on the list to accept that $100 credit.

Welcome to Louisiana sports betting, DraftKings

From its humble beginnings as a daily fantasy sports operator, DraftKings has evolved into a regulated sports betting powerhouse.

The brand is offered in 13 states across the country. And in each jurisdiction, it has established itself as one of the leading regulated sportsbooks available.

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

It should be expected that DraftKings will look to duplicate similar success in Louisiana. Time will only tell.

Photo by AP / Charles Krupa
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Grant Lucas is a longtime sports writer who has covered the high school, collegiate and professional levels. A graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville, Grant has covered games and written features and columns surrounding prep sports, Linfield and Oregon State athletics, the Portland Trail Blazers and golf throughout his career.

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