The first retail sportsbooks have started opening throughout Louisiana. Of course, the pièce de résistance when it comes to legal sports betting in the Pelican State — mobile wagering — remains on hold.
However, as regulators target an early 2022 launch for online betting, sportsbook operators have begun pre-launching apps to allow Louisiana bettors to set up accounts and make their first deposits.
What’s more, by signing up early, users can take advantage of special pre-launch offers.
That includes with one of the latest online sportsbooks to become available in Louisiana: FanDuel Sportsbook.
Claim free $100 bet with FanDuel Louisiana
In a deal exclusive to the Pelican State, new users with FanDuel Louisiana can create and register their online sports betting accounts to claim a $100 free bet.
That’s $100 for simply signing up with FanDuel.
The offer is good for first-time sportsbook users through FanDuel and will show up as site credit once mobile wagering goes live in Louisiana.
Claiming this bonus is simple, really. Simply download the app and follow the prompts to create your online sportsbook account.
And again, once Louisiana online sports betting launches, those new FanDuel bettors can use that free $100 bet for their first wager.
How to sign up with FanDuel Louisiana
Once users have downloaded and opened the FanDuel app, they will be greeted with a landing page.
When signing up, customers should expect to enter a few pieces of personal information. This allows FanDuel to verify users’ identities and confirm that users are eligible to participate in legal betting.
Among the information you should be ready to submit:
- Legal name
- Date of birth
- Last four digits of Social Security number
- Residential address
- Email address
- Telephone number
Once agreeing to FanDuel’s terms and conditions, all that’s left for Louisianans is to make their deposits to be ready for launch day.
State regulators have permitted a number of ways in which users can fund their online sportsbook accounts. They include:
- Credit/debit card
- Online money transfer
All that’s left, then, is the waiting game for the launch of online betting in Louisiana, which Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns expects to occur by January 1, 2022.
FanDuel adds Louisiana to its ever-growing portfolio
What began as a daily fantasy sports provider, FanDuel has grown into one of the most popular legal sports betting options in the country.
In the past three years, FanDuel has rolled out its sportsbooks in 12 states across the nation.
- New Jersey
- West Virginia
In due time, Louisiana — where FanDuel has recently started offering real-money DFS — will make it a baker’s dozen. Certainly, bettors in the Pelican State can at least expect the FanDuel betting app to go live for the bulk of the NFL playoffs and, of course, the Super Bowl.