Horse racing is very popular in Louisiana and the state still has four racetracks in operation today. There are dozens of Off Track Betting facilities (online sites and mobile apps) as well all throughout the state and playing the ponies online is completely legal to boot.  

Amwager horse racing betting site/app is accepting bets in Louisiana.

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As a pari-mutuel state, Louisiana law allows for advanced deposit horse racing wagering by phone or online (via several websites). 

Other online horse racing betting sites in Louisiana worth your attention in 2022.

  • Amwager (code AMGAMBLER)
  • 123bet.com
  • Betptc.com
  • Dayatthetrack.com
  • DRFBets.com
  • HollywoodRaces.com
  • KeenelandSelect.com
  • Churchill Downs
  • NYRABets.com
  • Offtrackbetting.com
  • Paribet.com

Check odds and if you can bet on the following horse racing events: Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup, Preakness Stakes, Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, The Breeders' Cup, Epsom Derby and others. Here is a list of all available in Louisiana bet apps.

Louisiana Horse Racetracks

The most notable track is the historic Fair Grounds Casino and Racebook in New Orleans, which opened in 1872 and continues to offer top-drawer thoroughbred racing.

The other horse racing tracks in Louisiana are:

  • Louisiana Downs in Bossier City (Harrah's Sportsbook), which offers thoroughbred and quarter horse racing;
  • Evangeline Downs in Opelousas (as much fun to say as it is to visit), which conducts thoroughbred racing;
  • Delta Downs in Vinton, which runs both thoroughbred and quarter horse meetings.
Louisiana Horse Racing Betting Sites Fair Grounds Race
Louisiana Horse Racing Betting Sites Fair Grounds Race. Photo by Google Maps.

Gambling on Horse Racing in Louisiana

Among Southern states, Louisiana falls on the more liberal end of the spectrum when it comes to gambling.

The Pelican State has legal casino and riverboat gambling, pari-mutuel horse and dog racing, a lottery, widespread video poker and, of course, charitable gaming. Louisiana is home to four major horse racetracks offering live racing – all of which also offer slot machines to boost purses. It also has an off-track wagering network. 

It should also be mentioned that Louisiana has produced many top jockeys who cut their teeth on the so-called bush tracks back in the day, including Eddie Delahoussaye, Craig Perret, Randy Romero, Kent Desormeaux and Calvin Borel.