- Caesars has announced the prelaunch release of their mobile sportsbook app in Louisiana, despite the official launch of its sports betting industry being weeks away.
- Users can download the app, create an account, view odds, and make deposits, but will have to wait for the official launch of the market in Louisiana to place any wagers.
BATON ROUGE, La. – Caesars announced on Friday that they would be making their sportsbook app available for download in Louisiana on a prelaunch basis.
Users will be able to download the app, register for an account, view odds, and make deposits, though they will have to wait until the official launch of the industry to place any wagers.
Caesars Sportsbook will be the first online sportsbook app available to download in Louisiana. Residents of any of the 55 parishes in the state that voted to legalize sports betting will be able to download and use the sportsbook once the market goes live.
Caesars In Louisiana
Caesars is getting ahead of the game by offering their app for download before the industry officially rolls out even though Louisiana sports bettors may have to wait some time before the official launch of the mobile portion of the newly legalized and regulated sports betting industry in the state opens.
Ronnie Johns, Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB), said the state is aiming to launch retail sportsbooks by November 1; however, mobile sportsbooks are still a few months behind retail sportsbooks, as mobile apps require a separate set of regulations that are still in the process of being implemented. This means that users who download the Caesars sportsbook in Louisiana may have to wait several months to place their first wagers.
To make the wait more worthwhile, Caesars is offering a free $100 bet on the first day of the official launch for those who sign up in the prelaunch phase.
This move comes after Caesars launched the first land-based commercial sportsbook in Louisiana at Harrah’s New Orleans, which is set to change its name to Caesars New Orleans after a $325 million renovation is completed.
Caesars has also been very active in entrenching themselves in the local sports community, securing the naming rights to the Superdome, a partnership with the LSU Tigers, and a deal with NOLA.com within the past months.
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