DraftKings has launched legal online sports betting in Louisiana. The brand has a leg up in the market because many Louisiana sports fans already know the brand from its Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) contests. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) licensed DraftKings for DFS in mid-July.
In other US states we have seen DraftKings benefit substantially from this brand recognition. Across the US DraftKings ranks number two by sports betting revenues. The top slot is occupied by FanDuel which is also now live in Louisiana. Crucially FanDuel Louisiana was not able to get its legal DFS product to the market last year. They gave DraftKings a clear run and this gives DraftKings a shot at being the top Louisiana sportsbook.
Sports fans aiming to get into online sports betting now that it is legal can get a 20% deposit match bonus worth up to $1,000 from DraftKings Louisiana. The headline number matches the FanDuel welcome bonus at $1,000 but the terms mean that more DraftKings customers should be able to benefit from the promotion.
The DraftKings Louisiana 20% Deposit Match Bonus
When you register for your new DraftKings Louisiana sports betting account you are eligible for the bonus. DraftKings will create a bonus account containing an amount equal to 20% of your first deposit capped at $1,000. To get the maximum you would need to deposit $5,000. That’s a stretch for most sports fans but you still get the 20% even if you deposit less. E.g. a $2,000 deposit nets you $400 in bonus and even a $100 deposit accesses a $20 bonus.
This is a bonus that you earn by making real money sports bets. Every $25 that you wager releases $1 in credit to your account. You have 90 days to clear the whole bonus. Any unexpired bonus funds revert to DraftKings. Your qualifying wagers must be at odds of -300 or better.
With this form of bonus almost all sports fans can benefit. The minimum deposit is just $5. That’s a key number because DraftKings Louisiana has a second way to get free money.
For the Super Bowl on Feb. 13 DraftKings has a real giveaway promotion. Bet at least $5 on the Super Bowl and if you pick the winning team you will get an extra $280 in free bets.
The FanDuel welcome bonus is great but it acts in a binary fashion. FanDuel Louisiana offers a risk free bet worth up to $1,000. If you lose your first bet it will credit you account with bet credits equal to the dollar value of your losing wager. Great if you lose, but winners don’t get any benefit. DraftKings Louisiana’s welcome bonus works for all customers regardless of whether they win or lose.
Claim Your DraftKings Louisiana Sportsbook Bonus In Easy Steps
It takes only a few minutes to claim your DraftKings bonus. There is no promo code necessary, simply click through to the site using the links in the banner adds on this page.
Top right of the screen is a button to access the sign-up registration page. Click through and you fill in your user name, email, password and promo code. There is no promo code for Louisiana at the moment so leave this blank. We will list any future promo codes should this change.
The next screen asks for a security question to secure your account then finally you must confirm your location and submit your registration. That’s it, you can now log in and start your DraftKings online sports betting journey. If you prefer you can download the Apple iOS app or Android app and follow all the same steps on your smartphone.
Now Check Out The DraftKings Louisiana Sportsbook Site
We recommend that you first head to the cashier and choose a deposit method to add funds to your account. There are plenty of banking options so you will find something that works for you. Now before you start betting take a minute to check out some features of the site.
At the bottom of the page you will find a link to the responsible gaming information. Here you can find out how to set limits to your deposits or your bets. There are also links to local Louisiana resources if you feel you may be at risk of problem gambling.
To find what bets are available click on any of the displayed games and you will see every possible bet that you can make on a game. To place a bet click on the odds beside any bet to access the betslip. This will pop up on your smartphone or appear on the right of the screen in your browser.
Enter how much you want to bet and you can start earning your bonus.
Note that you don’t have to restrict yourself to just one Louisiana online sportsbook. If you want to try out more then you can sign up for as many welcome bonuses as you want. The Louisiana laws allow up to 41 sportsbook brands to launch in the state. There is a lot of competition for your business and a lot of bonuses available if you have the time to try them.