Ex-LSU Player in Custody for Alleged Unlawful Gaming, Over 8,900 Wagers Placed

By Calcasieu Staff
Published January 25, 2024

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Investigators from the Gaming Enforcement Division of the Louisiana State Police were contacted by an online gambling company about a person who was not allowed to place sports wagers. They discovered that a former Louisiana State University football player named Kayshon Boutte, who was 21 years old and from Baton Rouge, had engaged in sports gambling from April 6, 2022, to May 7, 2023, when he was underage at 20 years old. 

During this period, Boutte allegedly used a fake name to bypass the legal age requirement for sports betting in Louisiana. The fake account believed to be used by Boutte placed more than 8,900 wagers between April 6, 2022, and May 7, 2023. Out of these wagers, at least seventeen were placed on NCAA football games, with at least six of them being on LSU football.

On January 18, 2024, an arrest warrant was issued for Boutte by the 19th Judicial District Court for committing computer fraud (a felony) and unlawfully engaging in gaming under the age of 21 (a misdemeanor). On January 25, 2024, Boutte was taken into custody and placed in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail on the charges mentioned above. 

The investigation is still in progress and there is a possibility of further charges being brought against Boutte.

The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division says If you want to report any unlawful gambling, it is advised to get in touch with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division. You can find their contact details on their website.

An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.