Sportsbook opens at Boomtown Casino in Bossier

Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 11:11 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2021 at 9:18 PM CST
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Sports betting has arrived.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Boomtown Casino & Hotel in Bossier City as officials announced The Sportsbook is open, pending regulatory approval.

Shawn Dawkins was the first person to place a bet at the newly opened Sportsbook. The Tyler, Texas, native said this makes sports betting a lot easier.

“I can’t tell you how much, but I just placed a bet on the Rams to win tonight,” said Dawkins. “It’s a lot more fun and interactive. You can bet on the fights, UFC, other sports. I am more partial to boxing, but football as well.

“We are coming into that prime part of the season, so it’s going to be a lot of fun toward the end of the year.”

Stacy Brown, president of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, said sports betting couldn’t have come to Northwest Louisiana at a better time. “We are really excited for our market to be offering sports betting.

“This is a great opportunity to welcome visitors back to Shreveport-Bossier who maybe haven’t been here in a while,” Brown added. “So many people postponed or canceled their plans last year and they are really coming out and visiting this year. We have seen a swing this year, not so much for conventions, but for sports and the casinos. We are excited to welcome them back.”


  • The Sportsbook at Boomtown Casino & Hotel opened Monday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.
  • Boomtown Casino & Hotel is located at 300 Riverside Drive in Bossier City
  • Guests can use Bet Builder to create bets before placing wagers and to see their potential winnings
  • The Sportsbook is located on the first floor of the casino next to the Video Poker Bar

Sportsbook at Boomtown will feature 10 sports betting kiosks and three ticket-writing stations to support thousands of betting options for customers. Sportsbook will be open daily and is on the first floor of the casino next to the Video Poker Bar.

“We are excited to welcome all sports fans to The Sportsbook at Boomtown, where will offer more ways to bet and more ways to win,” said Mike Gallagher, assistant general manager and CFO for Boomtown.

Guests can use Bet Builder to create more accurate bets ahead of making their wagers. With the tool, guests can check the latest lines, plan their bets and see their potential winnings. Click here to start building your bets.

Click here for more information about Boomtown Casino & Hotel.

Margaritaville Resort Casino in Bossier City opened a Sportsbook location Friday, Nov. 12.

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