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Louisiana Sports Betting Rules: Will Bets on In-State College Teams Be Allowed?

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Louisiana plans to launch online sports betting in time for Super Bowl LVI in February, if not a little earlier.

While many bettors in the state are anxiously awaiting the chance to bet on NFL playoff action, they all likely have eyes on another upcoming event that is sure to draw a lot of betting attention — the NCAA’s March Madness men’s basketball tournament.

Fortunately, Louisiana bettors will be allowed to wager on in-state college teams like LSU, UL-Lafayette and Louisiana Tech.

Bettors in other states like New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia and New York cannot bet on teams in their own states — so no Rutgers games are allowed in NJ, no Syracuse games in NY, etc.

After a down year in football, the LSU Tigers men’s basketball team has picked up the slack and is among the best in the country. Louisiana bettors will be able to place wagers from the comfort of their own homes on the Tigers, and any other college team, during the regular season and March Madness.

Football will likely be the crown jewel of Louisiana’s sports betting landscape once the season rolls around again, however. We reported last year that industry analysts estimate that college sports betting makes up 15% of total betting handle, a percentage that could be even higher in college football-crazy Louisiana.

Tigers fans can expect exciting promos from Caesars Sportsbook after a historic partnership between the King of Sportsbooks and LSU was announced in September 2021.

Six approved sportsbooks will be a part of Louisiana’s mobile sports betting launch:

Louisiana has offered in-person sports betting since October 2021 when Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville accepted the state’s first legal wager at its Betfred sportsbook.

For further updates on Louisiana and other states that will soon legalize online sports betting in 2022 and beyond, check out our legalization tracker.

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