Online sportsbook WynnBet has gained access to the Louisiana online sports betting
It hasn’t been confirmed however how WynnBET gained access although it is believed that it is through one of the Caesars Entertainment properties in the state. Caesars owns the riverboat casinos Isle of Capri Casino Lake Charles and Bossier City Riverboat Casino.
WynnBet Aggressive Expansion
WynnBET is currently available in 16 states including Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia and has access to 46% of the U.S. population. The company previously said that it has pending access to seven states which would bring its reach to 77% of the total adult population in the United States.
The online gaming division of Wynn Resorts is one of the Approved Sportsbook Operator of the NFL. It is also an authorized gaming operator of sports leagues like MLB, NBA, and NASCAR. WynnBet is also a partner of several team in the NFL, MLB, and the NBA.
Louisiana Targeting October Launch
Louisiana was supposed to launch legal sports betting last month, in time for the opening of the 201 NFL Season. However, Hurricane Ida caused inevitable delays and now the launch is being targeted for this month. However, legal online sports betting could take longer to begin as the Louisiana Gaming Control Board has yet to approve and license outside vendors.
Those who wish to operate legal sports betting in Louisiana will partner with local gambling entities in order to operate in the state. Last August, the state allowed Louisiana’s 15 riverboat casinos, four racinos, and the Harrah’s in New Orleans to file licenses for legal sports betting. These 20 existing gambling entities will be allowed to have two operators or skins which are approved by the Board while the Louisiana Lottery will be allotted one skin.