DraftKings to launch as first daily fantasy sports operator in Louisiana

| By Richard Mulligan
DraftKings has become the first operator to obtain a daily fantasy sports (DFS) license in Louisiana and is set to go live later today (Friday).

DraftKings’ launch comes almost three years after voters in nearly three-quarters of the state’s parishes agreed to legalise DFS, with lawmakers since creating the framework by which it will be run.

The operator’s application was approved unanimously by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) and it is now able to offer its games via mobile and online to consumers within those parishes which approved its legalisation.

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