Genius Sports has received certification by the State of Louisiana Gaming Control Board to become a sports wagering service provider in Louisiana for an initial six months, while the firm waits for full license authorization.
With the addition of the Bayou State, Genius Sports is now authorized to operate in 18 US states, powering official data, streaming, and marketing solutions for sportsbooks and lotteries.
Mark Locke, Genius Sports CEO, commented: “We are honored that the Louisiana Gaming Control Board has awarded Genius Sports its temporary sports wagering service provider authorization to provide licensed sportsbooks with access to our groundbreaking NFL products and media solutions.
“As an increasing number of US states legalize sports betting, Genius Sports welcomes the opportunity to work with states like Louisiana, on providing sports fans with official sports data-powered solutions.”
Louisiana authorized online sports betting earlier this year in June. Retail sportsbooks in the state are starting to open and online sports wagering is likely to launch in the coming weeks.
Last month, Genius Sports signed a new supplier agreement with PointsBet to provide its full range of official sportsbook data, content, and fan engagement solutions.