Is BetMGM Legal in Louisiana? Starting Today, YES!

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  • Louisiana sports-betting goes live today (Friday, Jan. 28)
  • BetMGM Louisiana will be accepting online sports bets as of 8:00 AM CST
  • See what BetMGM LA has to offer and how to take advantage

Today marks the first day that online sports betting is legal in the state of Louisiana. A number of the country’s leading sportsbooks have entered the LA sports-betting scene on the ground floor, and that includes industry giant BetMGM. Like its main competitors, BetMGM Louisiana will be offering massive sign-up promos in an effort to gain a strong foothold in the Bayou.

But until the LA online sports betting officially launches at 8:00 CST, Friday, Louisiana residents can claim BetMGM’s $200 pre-registration bonus.

Once BetMGM Louisiana is live, customers will be able to claim a $1,000 risk-free bet upon sign-up.

BetMGM Officially Launches in Louisiana

The launch of Louisiana online betting has been a long time in the making. The online sports betting was officially legalized in 56 of Louisiana’s 64 parishes via referendum back in November 2020.

From there, it took nearly a year and a half to surmount all the regulatory hurdles and officially launch LA’s online betting industry.

But starting today, all the speedbumps and roadblocks are in the rearview mirror. Along with Barstool Sportsbook, Caesars Sportsbook, DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, FoxBet, PointsBet, and WynnBet, BetMGM Louisiana is one of the eight online betting apps available in Louisiana as of 8:00 AM CST today.

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BetMGM Sportsbook Now Live in 14 States

With a population of roughly 4.7 million, Louisiana ranks 25th in terms of the most-populous states in the union, barely squeaking into the top half.

As far as BetMGM’s market reach, Louisiana is the 14th state in its portfolio (15th if you include Washington, DC).

States Where BetMGM Has Launched

State Population (in Millions)
New York 20.2
Pennsylvania 13.0
Michigan 10.1
New Jersey 9.3
Virginia 8.6
Arizona 7.2
Tennessee 6.9
Indiana 6.8
Colorado 5.7
Louisiana 4.7
Iowa 3.3
Mississippi 3.0
West VIrginia 1.8
Washington, DC* 0.7
Wyoming 0.6

*We are aware that DC is not technically state. No angry comments, please.

BetMGM Louisiana Betting Options

Louisiana is home to a passionate group of sports fans (to put it mildly). However, when it comes to major-league teams, only the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans qualify.

The MLB, NHL, and MLS have yet to enter the LA market.

However, what Louisiana lacks in pro teams, it more than makes up for in the college-sports realm.

A total of five FBS football teams call Louisiana home (Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, LA Tech, LSU, and Tulane) along with 12 Division I college basketball teams (Grambling, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe, LA Tech, LSU, McNeese State, New Orleans, Nicholls, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern, and Tulane).

In some states where online has been legalized (New Jersey and New York for example), it remains illegal to bet on in-state college teams. LA residents can breathe a sigh of relief that their own legislators went in a different direction.

As of today, bettors in Louisiana can legally place online wagers on LSU football, Tulane basketball, LA Tech baseball, and every other college team in the Bayou.

Once the site is officially accepting wagers, a number of generous BetMGM Louisiana bonuses and promos will be available for all new customers.

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Author: Renee Castillo