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Louisiana to launch mobile sports betting on 28 January

| By Robert Fletcher
The US state of Louisiana is to launch its regulated mobile sports betting market tomorrow (28 January), with a number of licensed operators set to go live on opening day.

Sports wagering was legalised in Louisiana in November 2020 following a parish-by-parish referendum. However, the market’s launch was delayed until 2021 due to Louisiana only permitting the passing of a new tax in an odd-numbered year.

This meant the state had to wait to pass laws taxing the vertical, with regulations eventually signed into law in June, setting the launch in motion.

Legal retail betting began in October of last year when Betfred Sports rolled out in-person wagering in partnership with Paragon Casino Resort, while Caesars followed soon after, launching retail betting at its Harrah’s New Orleans and Horseshoe Bossier City Hotel & Casino properties.

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