PointsBet has received authorization from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board to go live and take its first bets in the state of Louisiana.
Following its launch in the Pelican State, PointsBet is now live in four US states through its agreement with PENN Entertainment, a partnership that was further extended in March last year.
The operator now has an online sportsbook in 12 states, as it is also live in New Jersey, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Kansas.
“The PointsBet team is excited to share that we are now officially live in the Pelican state and that Louisiana is our twelfth state of online operations,” commented Johnny Aitken, CEO of PointsBet US.
“The sports community of Louisiana, one that our very own brand ambassador Drew Brees is very familiar with, is unmatched with their devotion and passion for their local teams, the
New Orleans Saints of the NFL, New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA, and nationally recognized college football programs.
“We look forward to delivering Louisiana sports fans, from Bourbon Street to the Bayou, our fast, premium sports betting products. And, with the NFL and CFB season in full swing, the timing is perfect to showcase our live betting capabilities.”
Earlier this month, PointsBet launched a retail sportsbook in Maryland at The Riverboat on the Potomac.