Mississippi has gone live

John Kelly

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Re: Mississippi has gone live

I'm currently at Gulfstream Park.

No live racing but simulcast racing from Saratoga and Del Mar is available.

Took advantage of a five-hour layover in Fort Lauderdale.

Only a $10 Uber ride from the airport to Gulfstream Park.

Unfortunately, the Uber ride was the least expensive part of my journey today.
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Say HELLO to the great state of Mississippi

The first bets have been made. Legal sports betting in Mississippi is now open. History is made in the state, exactly 26 years after the first dockside casino opened a mile east of here :cheers
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At high noon, Beau Rivage became the first coast casino to accept sports bets. Simultaneously, Beau Rivage's sister property in Tunica, Gold Strike, opened its sports book. Former NFL players Willis McGahee and Robert Royal were in Biloxi to celebrate with Beau executives in an official ceremony.

GOING forward this is schedule

The third-party approvals will likely be ratified at the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s August 16 meeting. Based on that information, the target openings for coast casinos are as follow:

Aug. 20

  • Palace Casino
August 24

  • Golden Nugget
  • Treasure Bay
  • Silver Slipper

  • Harrah’s
Mid-to-late August

  • Boomtown
  • Hollywood
End of August

  • Island View
After Mid-September

  • Scarlet Pearl


EOG Dedicated
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I’m curious as to who will be running the books at the following properties:

Treasure Bay
Silver Slipper
Island View
Scarlet Pearl

Will any of these books be independent, or will they sell out to William Hill like most of the small Nevada casinos have done?

This could be a VERY fun fall coming up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast...

And we haven’t even gotten to Tunica and Vicksburg yet....

Stay tuned.
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asportsguy, keep the updates coming. Would like to know the lines they're using. Similar to Vegas -110/-110 lines?

Mississippi has been an under-the-radar gaming state for a while. Have been to Vicksburg battle site, nice memorial there.
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""“The two Mississippi gaming resorts, both part of the MGM Resorts International portfolio," "

They seem to be using the same baseball betting lines as their property in Vegas and elsewhere

This sports betting "thing" could get wild when SEC football starts SEPT 1.
Confirm that MGM'S " gold strike" casino are using their same vegas lines and this with any wager over $1000 has to be confirm first by vegas

Also just saw this ""Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:Nasdaq) (“Penn National” or the “Company”) announced today that the Company expects to begin offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casino Biloxi on August 17[SUP]th[/SUP], 2018, and at _Hollywood Casino Tunica, 1[SUP]st[/SUP] Jackpot Casino Tunica, and Resorts Casino Tunica on August 24[SUP]th[/SUP], 2018.""

Tiny Tunica getting it rolling
If Penn National is doing their own thing and not farming it out to William Hill or some other already-established operator, then this is huge news.
I’ve not yet made it in person, but I saw a news story on it shot from one of the Hollywood books and the background graphics looked an awful lot like William Hill. can anyone confirm?

dammit :(
Horseshoe tunica "Ceazurs" and Gold strike "MGM resorts" are indeed using their Las vegas lines
That Horseshoe is planning big watch party for SEPT 1 those SEC games
My . . . nonsportsbetting . . . friends down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast seem to believe that I can do anything there that I can in Vegas, as they want me to move back east.

Does anyone know how many different outs -- books under different management as opposed to multiple locations of books under the same flag -- there are on the Gulf Coast?

Given that Mississippi so far has taken a horse-and-buggy approach to sports betting -- no in-state mobile betting -- the availability of different outs in other parts of the state doesn't mean much as a practical matter, short of using runners, which I don't do.

Would appreciate any input from anyone on the ground down there also as to how the market there is for a bettor. Re: limits, cutting off winning bettors, etc.

Perhaps someday they'll equal or surpass Nevada as a sportsbetting marketplace for the bettor, but my assumption going in would be that Mississippi currently has less outs and a less bettor-friendly market overall as to limits, cutting off winners, etc.

And they clearly don't have mobile.

Nor have I heard of any football contests down there yet.

Pre-sportsbetting, I had been down at the casinos in that neck of the woods many times over the years. From what I saw at least then, to say that "they're just like Vegas because they have casinos" is pretty laughable generally.

Anyway, would appreciate some insight from folks familiar with the current state of the market in Mississippi.