FanDuel Sportsbook Louisiana Launches: Promo Options Include $1,000 Risk-Free Bet

Written By Derek Helling on January 28, 2022 - Last Updated on November 1, 2022
Lousiana FanDuel Launch With Two Options For Customers

Choose your own adventure-style fiction books were a pop culture fad of the late 1970s and early 1980s. FanDuel Louisiana is reviving the concept to a degree to celebrate its launch in the Pelican State.

Louisiana sports betting is a bit adventurous itself, as its legality is on a parish-by-parish basis instead of uniform all over the state. Successful sports betting is the result of a succession of solid choices, beginning with which of two bonus offers to take advantage of.

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FanDuel Louisiana launch offers: Choose $1,000 free bet or Bet $5, Win $150

On day, Jan. 28., FanDuel started accepting wagers online in most of Louisiana. Nine parishes voted last November to keep sports betting illegal within their borders. However, in the other 55 parishes, FanDuel is good to go.

Since that vote, FanDuel and regulators have been working to get online sports betting ready in Louisiana. They are now seeing the fruits of their labors, as several online sportsbooks are taking action in the 55 enabling parishes.

Your adventure with FanDuel begins with weighing which of the two options to get in on. You can’t do both, and each has its advantages and disadvantages compared to the other.

FanDuel Louisiana launch offer details

When weighing these offers, it’s good to ask yourself some questions. An example is would you rather take on some risk to have a shot at some big money or would you rather potentially diminish your return to also downplay your risk? Your options are:

  • Bet $5, Win $150 in actual cash
  • A risk-free first bet of up to $1,000

The Bet $5 Win $150 deal represents the first scenario. It’s essentially an odds boost for your first real-money wager. If you get a win, you’ll get $150 cold-hard cash.

However, you do actually have to win that bet for this bonus to pay off. If you lose that bet, FanDuel keeps your $5 and better luck next time.

For lesser risk, you can opt for the second deal instead. To get an idea of how it works is an example. Say your initial deposit was $110 and you put it all on the Los Angeles Rams -3.5 at -110. If the Rams cooperate, you’d get your payout of $210 and that’s that.

Should the San Francisco 49ers spoil your wager, however, you’d get a free bet equal to the value of your wager. In this case, that would be $100. The cap on that is $1,000, though. Whichever way you want to go, the path to get there is the same.

How to start your adventure with FanDuel

As with any other form of gambling in LA, you must be at least 21 years of age. These deals are also only for bettors who are brand new to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Should you live in any of the nine parishes where sports betting remains illegal, don’t fret. You can conduct almost all of your business with the sportsbook right from your couch.

The only time when your location within the state matters is when you actually go to place your bets. You can sign up for FanDuel, make deposits, browse the lines, and withdraw your winnings from anywhere.

All you need to get started is your smartphone, a data or wifi connection, and a few moments of free time. Install the app from the App Store or Google Play.

Then, follow the prompts to register your account, pick your bonus, make your first deposit, and get to betting. No matter which promo you go with, your first choice to try out FanDuel was a solid move.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA. Helling focuses on breaking news, including legislation and litigation in the gaming industry. He enjoys reading hundreds of pages of a gambling bill or lawsuit for his audience. Helling completed his journalism degree at the University of Iowa.

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