WynnBet Secures Market Access in Louisiana
WynnBet Gains Access to Louisiana Online Sports Betting Market
It has not yet been confirmed when online sports betting will launch in Louisiana, but operators continue to enter the state’s market. The latest online betting brand to signal its intentions to offer online sports wagering in Louisiana is WynnBet. The Pelican State became the 17th jurisdiction where WynnBET has gained market access. The betting site is also available in New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, and Colorado.
The gambling operator is also currently negotiating to go live in seven additional states, which would mean approximately 77% of the U.S. adult population would have access to the WynnBet online sportsbook.
No Movement on Louisiana Sports Betting
It has been a frustrating waiting game for bettors in Louisiana. The first temporary sports betting licenses were due to be given in the middle of September but were delayed to the end of the month. The next target date was early October, but Wade Duty, Louisiana Casino Association Executive Director, has now suggested on social media licenses are not expected until mid-October.
The most significant factor in the delays to sports betting in Louisiana has been the effects of Hurricane Ida. The Gaming Division at the police department is responsible for reviewing sports betting applications and investigating the vendors and applicants. But after the hurricane struck in August, the officers assigned to the gaming division were reassigned to assist with recovery efforts.
Retail Betting to Launch First
Retail sportsbooks will launch first in Louisiana. Any of the 20 riverboat casinos in the state, racetracks, and land-based casinos will be eligible to take sports wagers.
Online sports wagering is still some time off in Louisiana. According to Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns, operators are required to pass the regulatory and licensing process, which has not yet started.
Johns said that “mobile takes longer because the casinos use outside vendors” to carry out that work. He confirmed that those vendors hadn’t been licensed yet, so they must go through all of the background checks with the State Police.
Sports wagering was passed in 55 of the 64 parishes when it was put on the ballot in November 2020. Johns said the process is moving “as quickly as possible,” and they are keen to offers online sports betting to the 55 parishes that approved it.
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