Before NFL fans find out which teams will be playing in Super Bowl LVI, BetMGM Louisiana has broken its huddle. BetMGM Sportsbook – the online version – started taking bets in most of the Pelican State on Friday, Jan. 28.
That means bettors in the 55 enabling parishes will get plenty of time to test the app out before Super Bowl LVI rolls around on Feb. 13. Louisiana sports betting apps have arrived to up the ante for what remains of the 2021 NFL season.
BetMGM Louisiana launch offer details
While the AFC and NFC conference championship games will decide who will play in Super Bowl LVI, Louisianans have some decisions to make as well. Among them is which of the now available sports betting apps to try first.
BetMGM makes a case that it should be among your first options. Bettors who are new to BetMGM in LA can enjoy a free bet worth up to $1,000.
BetMGM is pretty comparable to all the current options in terms of its app and offerings. Part of that is a bonus for new users. Whether you qualify for that is something that all prospective players should look into.
What is the BetMGM Louisiana promo offer and am I eligible?
As with any other gambling activity in LA, you have to be at least 21 years of age to participate. The next point of qualification is whether you have an active account with BetMGM. There’s an upside and downside to that.
If you’ve wagered with BetMGM online in another state before, there’s bad news and good news. The bad news is that makes you ineligible for this deal. The good news is that you won’t have to re-register to use the app in LA.
In that case, just sign into the app with your existing credentials. The app will verify your account for use in LA and boom, you can pick up right where you left off. If you’re new to BetMGM, then here are the details on the offer.
BetMGM is offering a risk-free first bet worth up to $1,000 for new customers. Simply get the app, register your account, and make an initial deposit.
Then, place your first real-money wager. For the sake of example, let’s say you risk $50 on the Los Angeles Rams -3.5 at -110 odds against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday night.
Then, let’s say the Rams perform accordingly in the game. If that happens, you’d get your $95.45 payout (your wager back plus $45.45 in profit). If Los Angeles disappoints, however, you essentially get a do-over.
BetMGM will give you site credit equal to the value of your first bet or $1,000, whichever is lesser, if you lose your first bet. So in our example, you’d get $50 in site credit because you risked $50.
A final thing to note in LA when it comes to online sports betting is that it isn’t legal statewide. How that effects your betting is something to note.
Louisiana’s unique parish-by-parish rules
Last year, voters in nine LA parishes decided to keep sports betting illegal in their neighborhoods. So, what if you live or work in one of them but want to try BetMGM out anyway?
The good news is that you can conduct almost all of your business with the sportsbook from anywhere in the state. Yes, that includes within the bounds of those nine parishes.
The only time whether the parish you’re in is one of the 55 with legal sports betting is relevant is when you actually go to submit your bet slip on the app. At that time, you will have to be within the borders of one of those parishes.
Should you merely need to register for an account, make a deposit, browse the odds, or withdraw your winnings, you can do those things from anywhere.
Just as you want to get in on the action for Super Bowl LVI, BetMGM feels the same way. With this offer, they’ll “pay” you to try their app out.