Gambling enthusiasts in Lafayette are never short of things to do in the city when it comes to all things betting. Louisiana legalized betting in 2021, and since October, betting operators have welcomed them through their doors of their land-based establishments.
So where can residents and visitors to the parish go to enjoy a wager, and how can they place a sports bet if they fancy their luck on the big game?
The short answer is yes! If you are over 21 years old you can join a bricks and mortar casino or you can open an online account with a mobile betting site. After the initial bill was passed to legalize gambling in Louisiana, each of the 64 parishes took their own vote on whether to allow it in their parish. Nine ruled against it, but fortunately, Lafayette Parish was not one of them. You are therefore permitted to place a bet in a Lafayette casino, at a nearby state racino, or online with a sportsbook – as long as you are physically in one of these legal parishes.
Lafayette is the 4th largest city in Louisiana but with a third of the residents of New Orleans. So, as you’d expect, the number of betting establishments is more modest. There are a few truck stops with video poker games in Lafayette but no main casino as you’d find in the nearest neighboring city of Baton Rouge, approximately 60 miles away. There you can visit the L’Auberge Casino which has its own Barstool sportsbook. Alternatively, you could drive two hours to Fair Grounds race track where you can bet in the racino.
Because the sports betting choices are somewhat limited in the immediate Lafayette region, we recommend you register with one or more licensed online sportsbooks in Louisiana. This will give you the widest choice available when it comes to what sports you can bet on, preferred odds, available bet types, and bonus offers and promotions.
At the time of writing, there are 6 fresh-on-the-market mobile sports betting sites that are all vying for you attention, and your dollars! Here’s our rundown:
Residents and visitors to Lafayette can rest assured knowing they can join in with the Louisiana online sports betting fun, whether they choose to travel a little out of town or simply pick up their smartphone. Keep checking back here at Betting.net to keep up to date with all the latest news on Louisiana betting as things are constantly changing – for the better!
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Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.
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