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Genius Sports gets Louisiana green light


Genius Sports is now able to operate in 18 US states after obtaining a temporary sports betting license in Louisiana.

The official data, technology and commercial partner has been certified by the State of Louisiana Gaming Control Board as sports wagering service provider for an initial six months. Genius Sports, whose clients include the NFL and Premier League as well as DraftKings and Entain, is currently awaiting its full license authorization.

With the addition of Louisiana, Genius Sports is now authorized to operate in 18 US states, powering data, streaming, and marketing solutions for leading sportsbooks and lotteries.

“We are honored that the Louisiana Gaming Control Board has awarded Genius Sports its temporary sports wagering service provider authorization to provide licensed sportsbooks with access to our groundbreaking NFL products and media solutions,” said Mark Locke, chief executive of Genius Sports.

“As an increasing number of US states legalize sports betting, Genius Sports welcomes the opportunity to work with states like Louisiana, on providing sports fans with official sports data-powered solutions.”

Online sports betting was authorized in Louisiana in June 2021. Certain of Louisiana’s retail sportsbooks are beginning to open and online sports wagering is likely set to launch in the coming weeks.