After the Golden Nugget Casino Lake Charles opened its doors in Louisiana, DraftKings, the leading daily fantasy sports company, announced that it would expand its partnership with the facility by launching mobile sports betting in the state on January 28. With the launch of sports betting in Louisiana, it becomes the 17th state to offer online sports betting. There are plenty of opportunities for fans in the Bayou State to engage with the company. Matt Kalish, the company’s co-founder, noted that this new venture is another significant milestone for the company in Louisiana.
Since the launch of sports betting in Louisiana in November 2021, the NFL has been the most popular league among local gamblers. During the Week 17 of the season, a five-team parlay became the largest winning bet among Louisiana’s sports gamblers. The college football championship game between Alabama and Georgia on January 10, 2022, is also considered the most heavily bet event on DraftKings. As a responsible gaming operator, DraftKings is committed to providing a safe and secure gaming experience to its customers. The company is an active member of various gaming groups and has tools that help prevent problem gambling.