The New Orleans Saints have earned a spot in the hearts of diehard Louisiana sports fans and bettors alike. This iconic NFL franchise has come to represent the heart and soul of a city that is also known as the Big Easy.
New Orleans Saints Overview
The Saints have been a long-standing member of the NFL since the 1967 season. As an expansion franchise, the early years in New Orleans were lean with just one winning season in the first 20 seasons in the league.
With Jim Mora in place as head coach, the Saints qualified for the NFL playoffs in four seasons from 1986 to 1995.
New Orleans’ best run in the NFL came with the hiring of Sean Payton as head coach in 2006. With Drew Brees at quarterback, the Saints reached the pinnacle of success in 2009 by winning the Super Bowl. They defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Arizona.
That duo’s tenure with the team recently came to an end. Brees decided to retire from the NFL in 2020 and Payton stepped down as head coach following the 2021 season.
One of the most beloved Saints’ players of all time is Archie Manning with strong ties to the city. His sons, Peyton and Eli also had stellar careers as NFL quarterbacks.
One of the most popular ways to bet on a Saints’ game is with the NFL point spread. If New Orleans happens to be listed as a seven-point home favorite against the Falcons, the Saints would have to win that game by more than seven points to cash a winning bet.
Betting on the New Orleans Saints in Louisiana
Despite being home to a number of casino gambling venues, legal sports betting is relatively new to Louisiana. The first retail sportsbooks in land-based casinos opened in November of 2021. Legal online betting through mobile sportsbook apps was launched in January of 2022.
New Orleans Saints fans now have the ability to wager on their favorite team at in-state casinos with retail sportsbooks such as Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles.
With a strong marketing presence in Louisiana, the partnership between Caesars Sportsbook and the New Orleans Saints was a natural fit. Caesars is also the naming sponsor of the Louisiana Superdome as the home stadium for the team.