Horse racing might not be the first form of excitement that comes to mind when a trip to Louisiana is planned but horse racing is a big part of the state’s gaming industry.
There’s live racing available at tracks in Shreveport-Bossier, Vinton, Opelousas, and New Orleans.
Louisiana Best Horse Betting Offers
Louisiana Horse Betting Sites And Mobile Apps
TwinSpires is an online betting site operated by Churchill Downs. As well, the following platforms offer access to their horse race wagering online and mobile sites to Louisiana horse bettors:
- BetMGM App
- NYRA Bets
- DRF Bets
Current Bonuses by Louisiana Horse Betting Sites
|Horse Racing Sites||Betting Promos|
|AmWager||$300 deposit match, daily cash rewards, Fair Value Exacta Grid|
|TwinSpires Louisiana||$200 signup bonus, best odds, live races and highlights, 24/7 support|
|123bet||$1230 new member bonus, handicapping products from Equibase|
|BetMGM App||100% match up to $200, insurance promos, horse racing’s guide|
TwinSpires is the official online partner of Fair Grounds. it offers a $100 signup bonus to new customers. The $100 bonus cash will be credited instantly after $500 in completed wagers are played. TVG invites first-time players to their site with a 50 percent matching signup bonus on their first deposit. This offer comes with a maximum amount of $250. At NYRA Bets, newcomers receive a $25 free bet, as well as a 100 percent matching first deposit bonus worth a maximum of $200.
Betting Features: Live races and highlights of previous races both on the website and the app, a 15% boost on a winning Trifecta bet every Tuesday.
AmWager offers new players the chance to choose their own signup bonus from among two options. Firstly, there’s a $100 first-deposit match. To gain the full value of the bonus, players must make the first deposit of $100 and then wager at least $100 through their first 30 days as an AmWager customer. The second option is a $500 cash-back offer. Players who opt for this signup bonus will receive 10 percent cash back on every wager during their first 30 days as an AmWager customer. To access the full $500 cash back they would need to wager at least $5,000 over that initial 30-day period.
Betting Features: pool wagering, race replays, free bet, current and historical horse race results.
There are 3 options for newcomers at 123bets. Option 1: Get a $12 match deposit bonus: just sign up and receive a matched deposit up to $12. Option 2: $123 new member bonus – wager $100 online within 30 days of your registration completion and you’ll receive $123 deposited into your account within five business days. Option 3: $1230 new member bonus – sign up and play $10000 within 30 days and you’ll receive $1230 deposited into your account.
Betting Features: No fees Friday, Loyalty Reward Points, Handicapping products from Equibase.
DRF Bets Louisiana
New players at DRF Bets get a 100 percent matching first deposit bonus worth up to $200.
Betting Features: stakes preview, unlimited DRF Classic, and Formulator Past Performances, Free Beyer Speed Figures.
Day At The Track Louisiana
Dayatthetrack.com offers a $400 sign-up bonus to newcomers.
Betting Features: live video, race replays.
1/ST BET Louisiana
1/ST BET new players can choose from among three signup bonus options. They can get a $20 match for their first $20 wagered, a $100 match for their first $500 wagered, or a $10 match per $100 up to a total match of $500. A bettor would need to wager $5,000 to max out the latter offer.
Betting Features: Rewards points every Tuesday and other weekly offers.
Popular Online Horse Bet Types & Races
Straight wager bets include a win (horse finishes first), place (horse finishes first or second), and show (horse finishes first, second, or third).
Exotic wagers include daily double (pick winners of two consecutive race); Exacta (pick the first two horses in exact order of finish for a single race), trifecta (pick the first three horses in exact order of finish for a single race), Quinella (pick the first two horses to finish in either order for a single race), Superfecta (pick the first four horses in exact order of finish for a single race).
There are also Pick Three, Pick Four, Pick Five, and Pick Six options.
Major US Horse Betting Events You Can Wager On In LA
|6-05||700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY, 40208||TVG|
|20-05||5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215||AmWager|
|10-06||2150 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont, NY 11003||AmWager|
Louisiana Downs has been home to the Super Derby since 1980. The 1¼ mile race for three years olds has been won by a who’s who of the thoroughbred elite. Belmont Stakes winner Temperence Hill won the inaugural Super Derby and became only the third thoroughbred in history to earn more than $1 million.
In its 24 runnings, the Super Derby has attracted four Kentucky Derby winners, four Preakness Stakes winners, five Belmont Stakes winners, and seven Travers Stakes winners. Six previous Super Derby entrants have won the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Classic and three Super Derby winners, Tiznow, Sunday Silence and Alysheba have been voted the Eclipse Award as Horse of the Year, the industry’s highest award.
Louisiana Horse Racing Betting Legal Overview
On the eastern edge of Bossier City there’s Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, boasting one of the nation’s highest-quality thoroughbred courses. There’s also a 150,000-square-foot casino and entertainment complex, which includes several restaurants.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack and Casino in Opelousas offers a state-of-the-art “racino” and a new one-mile oval. There’s a host of live-racing and off-track betting options, along with an array of slots and gaming choices, plus dining and live entertainment year-round. Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Hotel in Vinton presents both thoroughbred and quarter-horse seasons, along with simulcast events, along with year-round slot and video gambling, live entertainment, dining, and overnight accommodations.
In New Orleans, the oldest gaming venue in town is also home to a recent expansion. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has been a showcase for the sport of kings since 1872. Now, in addition to seasonal thoroughbred racing, Fair Grounds offers a slots facility with 600 machines, plus simulcast wagering available year-round.
Delta Downs – 2717 Delta Downs Dr., Vinton LA 70668. Offering live thoroughbred racing in October-March.
Evangeline Downs – 2235 Creswell Lane, Opelousas LA 70570. Offering live thoroughbred racing April-September.
Fair Grounds Race Course – 1751 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans LA 70119. Offering live thoroughbred racing November-March.
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs – 8000 E. Texas St., Bossier City LA 71111. Offering live thoroughbred racing May-October.
Louisiana Online Horse Betting FAQs
All Louisiana race tracks offer simulcast wagering from tracks around the world and live stream their own races. Louisiana horse bettors can also live stream races via TwinSpires, TVG, DRF Bets, AmWager, 1/ST BET, Dayatthetrack.com and 123Bet.
18 for pari-mutuel horse wagering.
TwinSpires.com, TVG.com, NYRABets.com, and BetMGM are the top horse wagering platforms in Pelican State.