Penn National Gaming brings sportsbook app to Louisiana

By Gambling Insider

Penn National Gaming has joined fellow operators by taking its Barstool Sportsbook app live in the Bayou State.

The Pennsylvania-based business secured approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) to accept and process online wagers from 28 January, alongside other big-name sports betting brands including FanDuel, Boyd Gaming and DraftKings.

With five facilities in Louisiana, Penn National already boasts a significant presence in the Pelican State. As a result, its sportsbook app will complement the operator’s casino properties, two of which began accepting in-person bets last year.

Penn National launched retail sportsbooks at Boomtown New Orleans and L’Auberge Baton Rouge in November 2021. But it would be almost three months before the operator could bring its online offering to the state.

However, having now been given the green light, Louisiana bettors can place wagers from their own homes via Penn National’s Barstool app and desktop product.

The company’s President and CEO Jay Snowden commented: “We are thrilled to be launching our Barstool Sportsbook online sports betting product in Louisiana, which will provide our retail casino customers and mychoice loyalty program members with another exciting way to enjoy our unique entertainment offerings.”

Louisiana is the 12th state where Penn National’s sportsbook app is available, and Snowden was optimistic that it will receive a warm welcome.

He added: “Louisiana marks the 12th state where we operate the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app, and as in the other states, I’m confident that customers will enjoy engaging with Dave Portnoy, Dan ‘Big Cat’ Katz and other Barstool fan favourites.”

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