Here are all the sports you can bet as Louisiana launches mobile app options
Almost every gambler is familiar with the NFL and NBA, but the Louisiana Gaming Control Board has included 31 sports that are legal to bet on in its catalog as the state launches mobile sports betting Friday.
The first Louisiana onsite casino sports books opened in October, but the mobile option took longer to launch.
Among the sports or events that might surprise you: snooker, a bumper pool game; Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest; darts; the Academy Awards; and badminton.
"It's really amazing all of the options that are offered," Gaming Control Board Chairman Ronnie Johns said.
The catalog gives casinos with sports betting licenses the option to offer any of the sports listed, but they aren't required to carry all of them.
Louisiana's first legal sports betting parlor opened in October at the Paragon Casino Resort, ushering in the state's largest gambling expansion in three decades.
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Sports, leagues and events that will be legal to bet on in Louisiana
Football: NFL; college football (NCAAF); Canadian Football League; Arena Football League; Alliance of American Football; XFL
Athletics: International Association of Athletics Federations
Australian Rules Football: Australian Football League
Badminton: Badminton World Federation Grade 1 events (international) and Grade 2 events (World Tour)
Baseball/Softball: Major League Baseball; NCAA baseball; NCAA Softball; World Baseball Classic; Minor League Baseball (Triple A, Somerset Patriots, Lakewood Blue Claws); Nippon Professional Baseball (Japan); hinese Professional Baseball League; Korean KBO; Athletes Unlimited Softball
Basketball: NBA; WNBA; NCAA College Basketball; Euro League/Euro Cup; World Championships; FIBA regulated Country v. Country qualifiers/games/tournaments; First Tier Leagues Australia and Argentina, Barbados, Belarus, Brazil, China, Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland v. Portugal, Serbia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, The Basketball Tournament (TBT), Turkey, Russia; FIBA Champions League; Big Three
Billiards: Mosconi Cup; World Pool Billiard Association Championship and World Cups
Boxing: WBA; WBC; WBO; IBF; professional matches approved and regulated by U.S. state athletic commissions; professional matches approved and regulated by the British Board of Boxing Control; professional fights sanctioned by domestic members of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports
Bowling: Pro Bowling Tour; Professional Bowlers Associations
Rodeo: Professional Bull Riding, Inc.; Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
Cricket: World Cup; International Cricket Council; Indian Premier League; Big Bash League; T20 Blast; The Hundred; Caribbean Premier League
Cycling: Grand Tour; World Tour; Tour de France
Darts: PDC Championship; British Darts Organization; Championship Darts Corp.; Remote Dart League
Entertainment/Competitive Eating: Academy Awards; Emmy Awards Each year; Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Golf: PGA; Korn Ferry Tour; Majors; European Tour; Champions Tour; LPGA; World Golf Championships; International Events (i.e. Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, Presidents Cup); Cactus League; Gateway PGA; Taylor Made Driving Relief; Korean Ladies Professional Golf Association
Handball: First Tier (Belarus, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Hungary); European Championship League; Handball World Championships
Hockey: NHL; NCAA; International Ice Hockey Federation Tournaments; American Hockey League; World Championships; Kontinental Hockey League; Swedish Hockey League; National League (Switzerland); SM-liiga (Finland); Belarusian Extraleague; Ukrainian Hockey League
Lacrosse: NCAA; Premier Lacrosse League; Major League Lacrosse
Lawn Bowling: Bowls Grand Prix
Mixed Martial Arts: UFC; Bellato; Professional Fighters League; Cage Warriors
Olympics: Summer Olympics; Winter Olympics
Racing: NASCAR (Monster Energy Series, Xfinity Series, Truck Series, NASCAR Cup Series); Indy Racing League; Formula One; MotoAmerica SuperBikes Championship SuperBikes Series; Drone Racing League; MOTO GP; Sports Car Club of America
Rowing: University Boat Race
Rugby League/Union: Six Nations; World Cup; International Country v. Country qualifiers/games/tournaments (Includes World Rugby sanctioned Rugby Sevens); Four Nations; National Rugby League (Australia/New Zealand); Super League (UK/France); PRO14; English Premiership Rugby; Top14 (France); Super Rugby; European Champions Cup; European Challenge Cup
Sailing: Americas Cup
Snooker: World Snooker
Soccer: North America (MLS, USL Championship, USL League 1, North American Soccer League, United States Open Cup, National Women’s Soccer League, Liga MX Mexico, Copa MX Mexico; CONCACAF Champions League; Europe: (wagering approved on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups, for UEFA member countries England - League 1, England - League 2, Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup, Europa Conference League); South America: (wagering approved on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups for Argentinian Soccer, Brazilian Soccer) Asia: (wagering approved on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups for Chinese Soccer, Japanese Soccer, South Korean soccer); Oceania: (wagering approved on the top two tiers, as well as domestic cups for Australian); FIFA regulated Country v. Country international qualifiers/games/tournaments, including those run by member federations of FIFA; International Champions Cup; FIFA Club World Cup
Table Tennis: International Table Tennis Federation events; European Table Tennis Union events; TT Star; Russian Liga; Dusseldorf Masters Series
Tennis: ATP (World Tour, Challenger Series); WTA; Grand Slam Events; International Tennis Federation; Tennis Point Series; International Tennis Series; UTR Pro Match Series; US Pro Tennis Series; EXO Tennis; Grand Slam Tennis Tour Matchplay 120; Austrian Generali Pro Series Tennis; Eastern European Championship; LiveScore Cup; World Team Tennis; German National Series; Adria Tour Tennis; Ultimate Tennis Showdown; Tipsport Elite Cup; Umbrian Open; Battle of the Brits; British Tour; Ladies Berlin Open; Thiems 7; The Progress Tour; FPT Portugal Series; Credit One Bank Invitational; Macha Lake Open; All American Tennis Cup; German Premier League; German Masters Series; European Pro Series Tennis; Champions Series Tennis; Davis Cup; Billie Jean King Cup
Volleyball: First Tier Men/Women in Belarus, Turkey, Russia; AVP Pro Beach Volleyball; FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
eSports: eSports will be considered on a case-by-case basis as a special event.
Greg Hilburn covers state politics for the USA TODAY Network of Louisiana. Follow him on Twitter @GregHilburn1.