Louisiana sports handle tops $193.6 million in May

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There are now 8 Louisiana sportsbooks available, such as FanDuel Sportsbook Louisiana, BetRivers Sportsbook Louisiana, and DraftKings Sportsbook Louisiana.

Louisiana sports betting originally launched on January 28th, 2022. The Bayou State also has retail sportsbooks at places like Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge and Harrah’s Casino New Orleans.

the state announced revenues of $193.6 million in May, the highest Louisiana’s has seen since sports betting companies began operating in November 2021 and coincided with major football wins for LSU, Tulane and Southern University. All three teams made it to their conference championship games earlier this month. 

The jump in revenue confirms Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie John’s September prediction that revenues would increase if LSU had a good season.