Market launch date still undefined

WynnBET kickstarts pre-registration for Louisiana online sports betting

2022-01-26
United States
Reading time 1:22 min

Online sports betting and casino app by Wynn Resorts, WynnBET, announced Tuesday that account pre-registration and deposit is now available in Louisiana. 

Starting today, bettors can take advantage of the state-exclusive pre-registration offer, “Bet $10, Win $250”: If a patron in permitted parishes within Louisiana completes pre-registration, they will receive $250 in free bets, irrespective of their first $10 bet result when WynnBET is authorized to accept wagers. 

WynnBET’s marketing activities in Louisiana will be anchored by brand ambassador and LSU legend Shaquille O’Neal. WynnBET is currently live in Arizona,  Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and Virginia, with plans to launch in New York and Iowa in the near future.  

In an official press release, Wynn Interactive President Ian Williams said: “WynnBET's launch in Louisiana is just the beginning of an exciting few months for our company as we significantly increase our footprint during the first quarter of 2022. Pending regulatory approval, we will also soon be launching our online sportsbook in New York and Iowa, expanding the number of states players can enjoy our platform from seven to 10. We look forward to welcoming new customers from across the country to WynnBET in the coming weeks."

This pre-launch takes place as Louisiana defines a launch date for online sports betting. Chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Commission Ronnie Johns established earlier this month that the timeline is being modified daily, and that there is no confirmed date for the kickstart of online betting. However, he hopes it will be just in time for the Super Bowl, around February 13. 

“We are working literally on a daily basis to finalize all of the compliance issues and the technical issues with sports betting”, he said, and added that the State Police are still determining the suitability of the launch. 

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