Golden Nugget Lake Charles in Louisiana Opens DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill

Written by: Mike Lukas
Updated October 14, 2022
3 min read
  • Golden Nugget Opens Permanent DraftKings Sportsbook, Largest in Louisiana
  • DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill Offers an “Immersive Sports Wagering Experience”
  • Since Louisiana Legalized Sports Betting, its Collected Almost $17M in Tax Revenue
Golden Nugget Opens Draftkings Sportsbook

Golden Nugget Opens Permanent DraftKings Sportsbook, Largest in Louisiana

Louisiana gamblers now have a chance to upgrade their sports betting experience by placing bets on their favorite teams at the Golden Nugget Lake Charles Hotel & Casino where DraftKings, the state’s largest sportsbook, just opened a permanent venue.

It’s called the DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill and it is dedicated to enhancing the sports betting experience for Louisiana punters who want to watch their favorite teams in person and put some money on the game.

The sports betting Bar & Grill concept is something DraftKings’ senior director for retail sportsbooks, Michael Kibort, is incredibly proud to be a part of, telling the media:

We are thrilled to be opening our permanent retail DraftKings Sportsbook inside the Golden Nugget Lake Charles. The massive space, big screen TV’s, odds boards, and dining options will bring the DraftKings brand to life in an ideal setting to experience live sports.

It’s true – the venue is geared for sports fans who love to gamble.

DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill Offers an “Immersive Sports Wagering Experience”

The goal of the DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill at the Golden Nugget will be to give clients an “immersive sports wagering experience” made possible with the help of 3,200 square feet of TV screens broadcasting live games plus 16 video poker machines and three blackjack tables.

Of course, there will also be VIP areas as part of the 12,000-square foot sports betting venue where gamblers will be able to find legal action using one of the 30 self-service betting kiosks that are located throughout the area, all convenient ways to get in on the live action.

With the gradual unfolding of the newly legal US sports betting market, expect to see lots of other similar sportsbook-themed bars and restaurants begin to pop up, the perfect way to reignite the struggling retail sports betting market that suffered during the worldwide pandemic.

It’s also the perfect way to make money.

Since Louisiana Legalized Sports Betting, its Collected Almost $17M in Tax Revenue

Last year, Louisiana lawmakers made sports betting legal in 55 of 64 of its parishes and since then resident gamblers have generated a $1.25 billion handle that has created $116 million in sportsbook revenue which equates to over $16.5 million in tax revenue for the state.

That new income stream is valuable for Louisiana and the other over thirty states now with legal sports betting markets, money that they are using to fund projects that help residents in need and the state population in general by improving infrastructure or educational opportunities.

The US sports industry is undertaking an exciting new sports betting journey and those who make a living off watching pro athletes compete all want a piece of the multi-billion dollar action.

With the NFL’s 2022 season about to kick off on September 8, the launch of DraftKings Sportsbook Bar & Grill at the Golden Nugget is right on time, and those of us who can’t make the fun trip south will have to make do with all the new sportsbooks now available nearby.

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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager.
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