How Do I Start a Sportsbook From Louisiana?

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Dan Shapiro
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Louisiana offers ample opportunities for bookies with the state-regulated apps offering some limitations.


How to Start Your Online Mobile Sportsbook in Louisiana

For a fee as low as $3 per head (per customer/player) per week, you will get a customized website for your players, 24/7 customer service (online and by phone), full odds service, live in-play wagering, betting on most international sports, full reporting, an online casino, a horse book and much more.  AcePerHead is currently running a FREE WEEK every month FOR LIFE promo.

There are no upfront costs such as the purchase of the software, etc...  Also no need to hire anyone other than the recommended accountant and perhaps an assistant.  Remember, you will be spending most of your time on the beach. 

Is Sports Betting Regulated in Louisiana?

Yes.  There are a handful of parishes where the state-regulated apps are not permitted.  These are quite small in population.

For a state of this size there's probably two or three too many apps competing for market share. Those include DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, PointsBet, BetRivers, WynnBet and Barstool Sports.  Betfred is slated to be coming soon.

The legal age for the apps is 21 and up.  College prop bets are not offered with the state regulated apps.

The tax is 30% on winnings (5% of which goes to the state).

Benefits of Betting With a Local vs. Regulated Sportsbook in Louisiana

There are plenty of state-regulated apps for the Louisiana gambler.  But local bookies provide anonymity, wagering on credit and typically accept customers 18 and up.  They also do not require extensive paperwork.  Pay per head businesses like also provide wagering on many events and options not available at regulated books.  They also feature an online casino and racebook.  Local bookies do not report your winnings to the IRS (you still need to file your taxes).


Never accept customers you have not fully screened beforehand.  You should either be familiar with your customers or they should contain references.  A pay per head has eliminated a number of elements of the bookmaking business once deemed to be illegal such as the operation of a wire room and the settlement of payments/collections via cash.  For example, bets are placed over a secure website with servers outside the United States.  Bets by phone are strongly discouraged

Pay per heads like AcePerHead also offer money transactions via Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that take place via the website.

Take That Extra Step:

  • Do not take bets over the phone.
  • Avoid taking on customers who reside outside your state.
  • Know your customers and check referrals.
  • Do not engage with individuals involved in any type of criminal activities.
  • Use cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin Tumblers provided by AcePerHead, for secure anonymous transactions.
  • Keep your customers information private.
  • Always file your taxes.

Today's pay per head businesses are regular sponsors on your favorite search engines so they enjoy maximum exposure, but not all pay per head businesses are the same.  AcePerHead is one of the most established in the industry.

Avoid those services that only offer the software for super cheap and nothing else.

Louisiana Team Report (Updated April 1, 2023)

LSU Tigers Women's College Basketball - Congrats to the Tigers as they were playing in this year's NCAA Championship game.  They beat Virginia Tech 79-72 to play in their first ever title game.

Alexis Morris scored 27 points.

“I’m never satisfied. I’m super-excited that we won, but I’m hungry,” said Morris, who jumped on a courtside table and fired up LSU fans after the game. “Like, I’m greedy. I want to win it all so I can complete the story.”

“It’s like a dream. It still hasn’t hit me that I’m at the Final Four,” said Angel Reesee, nicknamed the ”Bayou Barbie.” “I’m just not even believing this right now. It’s crazy how much my life has changed in one year.”

LSU Tigers College Football - The Tigers are the defending SEC West champs.  Quarterback Jayden Daniels is back to lead the offense.

The defense has to reload in the secondary, however, edge rusher Harold Perkins returns, as does lineman Maason Smith.

LSU had the 6th shortest odds to win the College Football Playoff Championship as of April 1, 2023.

New Orleans Saints - The New Orleans Saints sit among the middle of the pack in the Odds Department.

The Saints offense averaged fewer than 20 points a game squeaking into the playoffs after losing their quarterback.

Well the quarterback quagmire should now be solved with Derek Carr joining the team anyway.  There are still needs such as defensive tackle, wide receiver and guard.  But Carr makes the Saints the favorite in this otherwise weakest division.

- Dan Shapiro,

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