Caesars and DraftKings are both offering sports fans in Louisiana a $100 pre-registration bonus to encourage them to sign up ahead of the launch date.
Caesars, DraftKings, and FanDuel have all gained licenses to launch online sportsbooks in Louisiana. The industry is expected to begin in mid-January 2022.
Competition for customers is already fierce, so Caesars and DraftKings are keen to register players ahead of the launch date. To that end, both operators are providing generous pre-launch bonuses.
Caesars Sportsbook’s Early Sign-Up Bonus
You can visit williamhill.com/us/la to claim your early sign-up bonus from Caesars Sportsbook.
You will need to complete the standard registration process. This requires you to provide your name, email address, date or birth, cell phone number, address, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. You can set up a password, and there will also be a KYC process, whereby you need to prove your identity and address by uploading scans of certain documents.
You will then be credited with $100 in bonus funds. You will not be able to use the bonus funds or place any sports bets via the Caesars Sportsbook Louisiana app or website until the legal industry begins.
It promises that you will also get extra bonus when Caesars Sportsbook launches, on top of the $100 no deposit bonus.
The current nationwide sign-up offer from Caesars is a 100% matched first bet worth up to $1,001. This is essentially a deposit match welcome bonus.
DraftKings Sportsbook’s Early Sign-Up Bonus
Claiming the DraftKings pre-registration bonus is a very similar process. Just visit DraftKings.com and click “Sign Up”, complete the registration process, and you will be set up with an account, which includes $100 in bonus credit.
The bonus credit will be available to use as soon as DraftKings Sportsbook launches in Louisiana. It has a 1x playthrough requirement.
You may also be able to claim an additional bonus when DraftKings launches. It changes its sign-up bonuses on a regular basis, but they are always very appealing.
Currently, new customers across the country can unlock $100 in free bet credit by signing up for an account with DraftKings Sportsbook. You just have to deposit $5 and wager at least $1 on any NFL, NBA, college football, or college basketball moneyline bet. If at least 1 point is scored in that game, you will get $100 in free bet credit. At least 1 point is scored in every game, so you are guaranteed to receive the funds.
The bonus credit is divided into four free bets worth $25 each. The free bets have a 1x wagering requirement. This is a great offer, but it is unlikely to still be running by the time Louisiana goes live.
When Will Louisiana Online Sports Betting Begin?
Voters in 55 of 64 Louisiana parishes decided to legalize sports betting in the November 2020 ballot. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board has been laying the groundwork for the legal industry to begin ever since then.
Chairman Ronnie Johns has signed eight retail sports betting licenses. Two Caesars Sportsbook sites opened on October 31, and they were soon joined by DraftKings retail sportsbooks and Penn National Gaming Sportsbooks.
Caesars, DraftKings and FanDuel have all been cleared to launch online, but they are awaiting a start date. It was initially hoped that the industry could begin this year, but Johns now says he hopes for an early January 2022 start date. It should be up and running in time for the Super Bowl.