- A Louisiana sportsbook just took its first big sports wager from former Saints quarterback, Bobby Hebert.
- The winnings from the bet will be donated by both Hebert and Caesars to the Second Harvest food bank.
NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana sports betting is now a reality, and the “Cajun Cannon” Bobby Hebert just placed the first big wager on his old team, the Saints.
First New Orleans Sports Wager
On Sunday Bobby “Cajun Cannon” Hebert bet $1100 that the Saints would cover a 4.5-point underdog spread at the Caesars Superdome versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“It’s just great to be part of this,” said Hebert. “I think for sure the Saints are going to cover, but we need a win.”
The bet was placed at Caesars Sportsbook in Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, and was the first act of legal sports betting done on public land.
The Winning Bet To Be Donated
Not only did the underdog Saints cover the spread, they won the game outright. Hebert’s bet paid off, winning him $1000 for a total payout of $2055.56.
These winnings were set to be donated by both Hebert Caesars to the Second Harvest food bank.
Legal Louisiana sports betting was approved last November when residents voted overwhelmingly in its favor, and it was signed into law in June.
Although there was a delay from the massive damage done by Hurricane Ida, four casinos finally received approval to begin taking sports wagers last Friday.
“It’s about time we can do a little gaming and sports betting here in Louisiana,” said Hebert.
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