DraftKings Sportsbook in Louisiana

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After blazing a trail in the world of Daily Fantasy Sports, DraftKings helped to pave the way for the widespread legalization of sports betting across the USA. Now the company, which is ranked as America’s leader in online sports betting, brings its services to Louisiana. Since January 2022, bettors in Louisiana have been able to wager on the DraftKings sportsbook LA online and in person, as well as enjoying its DFS games.

Is DraftKings legal in Louisiana?

Yes. Louisiana legalized sports betting in November 2021. DraftKings already operated a license for its Daily Fantasy Sports games and swiftly moved to open its sportsbook in the Bayou State. Retail sports bettors could place their wagers in person at the Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles within days of the new law taking force. Then, on January 28, 2022, DraftKings launched its online sportsbook for Louisana.

The site is fully licensed by the state authorities and complies with all the regulations. Customers should note that nine rural parishes in the state voted against allowing online gambling on their territory. Geolocation software will block attempts to place wagers in these parishes.

How to sign up at DraftKings Sportsbook in Louisiana

Setting up your DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana account is straightforward. It takes just a few minutes if you follow the steps outlined below.

  1. Download the DraftKings app or visit their website. You can access the website at sportsbooks.draftkings.com or download the DraftKings app from draftkings.com/mobileapps
  2. Fill out your personal information to create an account. This is a simple box-fill exercise. You’ll need to choose a username and password, and share contact details and the last four digits of your SSN to confirm your identity. Some customers may be asked to further verify their details by submitting copies of their photo ID and proof of address.
  3. Choose a deposit method. DraftKings LA offers several ways of depositing funds into your account. These include bank transfer and credit cards, pre-paid cards, and e-wallets. For advice on how they work, see below, then pick the one that best meets your needs.
  4. Make a deposit of the desired amount. Once you’ve decided on your deposit method, select the ‘deposit’ button in the top-right corner of the screen and fill out the details for your preferred means of payment. After that, follow the on-screen instructions to deposit the funds that you want for your betting.
  5. Make sure the payment has been verified. If everything is working normally, you will see a confirmation message and your DraftKings account will update your balance to reflect the latest deposit.
  6. Start betting. Now the fun begins. Pick out the markets that interest you, click on the odds you want to take, and select your stake. Good luck!

DraftKings sportsbook LA payment options

There are many ways to fund your DraftKings sportsbook Louisiana account. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular to help you decide which one is best for you.

  • Visa. The world’s most popular card payment system, Visa has more users than any comparable piece of plastic. That’s reassuring for customers, who can be confident that their transactions are secure. Moreover, the issuing bank offers guarantees to protect customers against fraud. However, it’s important to look out for transaction fees that might eat into your bankroll on DraftKings.
  • Mastercard. This is one of the best-known names in finance. Operating for more than 50 years and available in over 200 countries, Mastercard is universally recognized and respected. There are several advantages to using your Mastercard to fund your DraftKings account. Payments and withdrawals are quick and easy and, moreover, you enjoy the high levels of security associated with an established brand. However, transaction fees can be high. It’s also important to remember that funds deposited via credit card will incur interest if you don’t pay them off right away.
  • Play+. This pre-paid service is specially designed for bettors. Play+ allows you to load up your account, and then transfer those funds to the sportsbook or casino of your choice. Of course, that includes DraftKings. Later, you can cash out any winnings to the same Play+ card and spend those funds at your leisure.
  • Skrill. This is a market-leading e-wallet. In 2019, Juniper Research named Skrill its Best Digital Wallet. It’s easy to use. Just set up an account, link to your bank or credit card, and transfer funds. After that, you can use your Skrill account to pay directly to online sportsbooks and retailers in more than 120 countries, including the USA. Quick and easy payments are a big attraction. However, Skrill charges relatively high transaction fees, including a flat $5.50 basic charge on every withdrawal.
  • Neteller. It is no longer possible to use Neteller’s services in the USA. The company withdrew from the market in 2019 and currently lists America among its non-serviced countries. However, since 2015 Neteller’s owners have also operated Skrill accounts, enabling customers in Louisiana to enjoy a similar service under different branding.
  • Discover Card. Sears launched the Discover card in 1985 and since then it’s grown to be the third biggest in the USA. It is popular with customers because it has no annual fees and offers cashback on payments and purchases. These offers also apply to online gambling transactions, making a Discover card well worth considering when you want to fund your DraftKings account.

DraftKings Louisiana betting app

Do you never leave your home without your cell phone? We don’t either. That’s why we’re all over the mobile betting apps available in LA. Here’s the skinny on DraftKings’ mobile offer.

  • The feature set, functionality, and user experience on the DraftKings app. The DraftKings app is the easiest way to make your wagers. The entire sportsbook menu is available via your mobile device, so you literally hold the whole website in your hand. Do remember that geolocation applies, so you can only use the app when you are physically in a Louisiana parish that has voted to permit online gambling.
  • Getting DraftKings on iOS. The easiest way to find the iOS DraftKings app is to click the ‘Download now’ button. This is prominently displayed when you access the homepage from your iOS device. Once there, you’ll be able to choose the version of the app you need, download it and register your account. You can also download it from Apple’s app store.
  • Getting DraftKings on Android. It’s much the same process as for iOS. Access the DraftKings homepage from your mobile device, select ‘Download now’ and follow the on-screen instructions to get the app working on your phone or tablet.
  • Game library in the app. DraftKings offers a separate casino app. This runs all your favorite table games and slots. It also boasts exclusive slots and blackjack games unavailable elsewhere.

The most common sports to bet on at DraftKings Louisiana

The DraftKings sportsbook offers markets on a huge range of sporting events, from the world-famous to the utterly obscure. Here’s a look at some of the most popular games with bettors in Louisiana.

  • Hockey. The world’s fastest team sport isn’t always a natural fit with Louisiana’s sub-tropical climate. However, even though the NHL does not have a team in the state, there’s plenty of interest in this exciting, hard-hitting winter sport. From the season openers in October to the Stanley Cup final, the action comes thick and fast. In addition, there is an extensive international program, including the Winter Olympics and the World Cup of Hockey, not to mention a flurry of interest around each summer’s NHL draft.
  • Basketball. The New Orleans Pelicans represent Louisana in the NBA and the state has produced some bona fide legends of the court. The late Bill Russell still resonates as one of the greats of the game. The Monroe, LA, native played center for the all-conquering Celtics dynasty of the 1960s, winning the championship 11 times in his 13-year career. Today, local interest centers on the Pelicans, who relocated from Charlotte, NC, in 2002. So far, though, the Pels have yet to make a big impact in the big league.
  • Football. With its unique blend of crunching on-field action and spectacular razzmatazz around the stadium, football is big business at the bookmakers. Bettors in Louisiana are no exception. In its first months of operation, DraftKings reported that retail gamblers in Bayou State flocked to NFL action to place their wagers. Oddly, the local New Orleans Saints were not the most-backed team, with bettors preferring to put their money on the Buccaneers, the Chiefs, the Cowboys, and the Rams.
  • Baseball. There is no MLB team in Louisiana, and historically the game has never been a huge draw in the Southeastern states. However, that does not mean that sports fans and bettors are immune to the lure of America’s pastime. Far from it, the college circuit gets plenty of attention, with several local schools taking pride in the players they have provided to the major leagues. When it comes to following the MLB, then the Astros, and the Rangers, just across the state border in Texas, attract the most support from LA.
  • Rugby. The USA may be some way from matching the rugby powerhouses of the Southern Hemisphere, but Louisiana is at the heart of the nation’s pro game. The New Orleans Gold competes in the fast-growing Major League Rugby tournament. This 13-team competition began in 2018 with the Gold contesting the first-ever game on the road in Houston. Since then, the Gold has built a fanbase around a team largely comprised of homegrown talent. Bettors can stay local with the MLR, or take an interest in the international game, dominated by New Zealand and hugely popular in the British Isles, France, South Africa, Australia, and Argentina.

LA online gambling platforms love to attract new customers using promos and bonuses. DraftKings is no exception. Here’s a look at some of the most popular bonuses you might see on the site.

  • Deposit match bonus. A deposit match bonus does exactly what it says. The customer makes a deposit, and the site
  • matches that deposit (or a percentage thereof) in free bets. This is often used as a sign-up bonus and may be subject to a wagering requirement before you can withdraw your winnings.
  • Sign up bonus. DraftKings automatically gives new customers a 20% deposit match on sign-up, up to a maximum of $1,000 in free bets. Every $25 you stake will bring you a $1 free bet to boost your bankroll. To qualify for a sign-up bonus, just create a new account and make a deposit.
  • No deposit bonus. As the name suggests, a no deposit bonus is offered to customers without requiring them to pay in funds. These are more common in casinos than sportsbooks, and almost always attract a substantial wagering requirement on any winnings.
  • Free bet. Sportsbooks offer free bets to attract new customers or reward loyal bettors on their platforms. With a free bet, you can add to your stake without risking any of your own funds. However, the free bet sum will not be returned with any winnings. It is possible to use free bets to guarantee a small win regardless of the outcome of an event. In addition, free bets can be used to boost your winnings by safely increasing your stake in your preferred pick.


How old do I need to be to play at DraftKings LA?

21. Louisiana has different age limits for different types of gambling. Sportsbooks and casinos are only available to 21-year-olds, as is the state lottery. However, poker, bingo, and bets on horse races are permitted from age 18.

Is DraftKings LA safe to play at?

Yes. DraftKings LA is licensed by the State of Louisiana, which requires it to meet various minimum standards. So you can be sure that you will enjoy fair gaming and a secure platform for your betting funds. However, there is always a risk that your bets might lose.

On what devices can I play at DraftKings Louisiana?

The website is accessible on pretty much any desktop or laptop computer with a stable internet connection. In addition, the DraftKings app works with Android and iOS devices.