Overview

Becoming a Sports Betting Retailer with the Louisiana Lottery

The sports betting market is exploding across the state! In addition to offering a sports betting website and mobile app, the Louisiana Lottery has been authorized to permit local bars and restaurants to offer sports betting on location! This is a chance for your business to get in on the action. Becoming a Sports Betting Retailer will help create revenue for your business, provide commission on sports betting sales and generate excitement in your business on gameday.

Eligibility

An eligible retail establishment for sports betting will be defined as an establishment that has a Class A-General retail permit or a Class A-Restaurant permit as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption and that is located in a parish that approved a proposition to authorize sports wagering. Or, an establishment that holds a retail food establishment permit from the office of public health issued pursuant to the provisions of LAC 51:XXIII 101 et seq. and that is located within a parish that approved a proposition to authorize sports wagering but due to local and municipal laws and ordinances is prohibited from holding a Class A-General retail permit or a Class A-Restaurant permit as defined in Part II of Chapter 1 or Part II of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 for the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.

Fees

The initial application fee for a sports wagering retail establishment permit shall be $1,000, and shall be non-refundable. The initial application fee shall be submitted to the corporation at the time of application.

The permit fee for a sports wagering retail establishment permit issued shall be $100. The permit shall be for a term of one year. The permit fee shall be submitted to the corporation on the anniversary date of the issuance of the permit every year. The first permit payment shall be submitted to the corporation at the time of application.

Compensation

The corporation shall provide by rule the minimum requirements of a contract between its sports wagering platform provider and a retail establishment. The rules shall include a requirement that the contract provide that in consideration for the hosting of a sports wagering mechanism, the retail establishment shall be paid the greater of the following each month: One and one half percent (1.5%) of the cash accumulated in the sports wagering mechanisms located on the retail establishment's premises; or, ten percent (10%) of the net gaming proceeds of all wagers placed by patrons through a sports wagering mechanism located on the premises of the retail establishment and wagers placed through an operator website or mobile application while the patron is located on the premises of the retail establishment.


If you are interested in becoming a Louisiana Lottery Retailer Sport Betting location, please complete the inquiry form on the tab on this page to receive more information as it becomes available.