Bengals Feel Love as FanDuel, Caesars, DraftKings Reveal First Mobile Bets Taken in Louisiana
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The Cincinnati Bengals are spear-headed by two former LSU standouts in quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.
So, it’s safe to say the vast majority of the state of Louisiana — which went live with online sports betting Friday — will be rooting for the club Sunday when it takes on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship.
Customers with the privilege to take their first hacks online at a select few sportsbooks in Louisiana all bet the Bengals, in some capacity or another, per NOLA.com.
The first wager at FanDuel was a $20 parlay: The Bengals to beat the Kansas City Chiefs (+285) straight up and the Los Angeles Rams -3.5 vs. the San Francisco 49ers. Both correct outcomes would pay out $147.
At Caesars, the first bet taken was a straight bet on Cincinnati moneyline. The $85 wager would return $228 if the Bengals win.
Lastly, the first reported bet at DraftKings was a $10 four-leg parlay, consisting of the Bengals +7, Bengals-Chiefs Under 54.5, the Rams -3.5 and the Rams-49ers Under 45.5. If all four hit, the bettor nets $136.
Bet MGM and Barstool were the other two books to go live in Louisiana.
Burrow and the Bengals were, at one point, 150-1 to win the whole thing before the season. After beating the Raiders in the Wild Card Round, they became one of the top long shots to ever reach the Divisional Round.
They’ve been scorching-hot and filling bettors’ pockets, covering six straight games entering Sunday’s matchup with the Chiefs.
The winner punches a ticket to the Super Bowl.