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Mississippi regulators could approve sports betting rules

Mississippi gambling regulators are set to vote today on whether to approve final rules allowing sports betting, clearing the way for sports books to open in the state’s 28 casinos in July. The state Gaming Commission has placed the rules on its agenda for consideration Thursday. Commission Executive Director Allen Godfrey said commission staff will propose some slight tweaks to ...

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BEN WILLIAMS — Slam dunk beach read from the U.S. Supreme Court

Just in time for that summer trip, the U.S. Supreme Court has released a jackpot beach read: Murphy v NCAA. Justice Samuel Alito – a wannabe baseball commissioner who once suited up at a Phillies Phantasy Camp – lays the cards on the table and upends the long-time federal ban on sports betting. This 49-page page-turner has it all –sports, ...

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3 Mississippi Choctaw casinos plan to offer sports betting

Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven’t said when it will start. Betting will be available on collegiate and professional sports, including horse racing, Tribal Chief Phyllis J. Anderson said in a news release this week. The tribe has two casinos, the Silver Star and the Golden Moon, outside ...

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Pitbull to open Miami-themed lounge on Mississippi coast

Rapper Pittbull is going to Mississippi to open a new a Miami-themed lounge inspired by his Florida hometown. News outlets report that Armando Christian Perez, whose stage name is Pitbull, will be at the opening of the iLov305 Nightlife and Cocktail Lounge inside Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. The hotel says in a statement that two days of festivities ...

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Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind 

The market for legal sports gambling in the United States widened significantly on Tuesday with the expansion of single-game sports bets in Delaware, putting legal wagering within driving distance of three major East Coast cities less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to accept the bets. Instead of flying to Las Vegas or ...

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City of Biloxi recognizes IP as Adult Volunteer Group of the Year

IP Casino Resort Spa has been recognized by the City of Biloxi as the Adult Volunteer Group of the Year at its Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. In February 2017, IP awarded over $1 million in support to various agencies and programs. Those included in the city are the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence, Second Liners Mardi Gras ...

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A new product and new day for Tunica gaming

Sports betting gives Delta casinos an opportunity to regain lost business By Ted Carter Tunica County casino executive R. Scott Barber’s long wait for the light to change is almost over. Legalized sports betting is about to materialize in Mississippi and with it prospects for a change of fortune for the Delta’s gaming sector. Barber, Caesars Entertainment regional vice president, ...

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Mississippi coast casinos break April revenue record

Casinos on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast are setting revenue records before tourists arrive for the summer. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports that gross casino revenue at the 12 Gulf Coast gambling centers hit an all-time high of $108.6 million in April. That’s $1.4 million more than the previous high set in April 2007 when volunteers and contractors were flooding the coast following ...

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Sports betting to be exclusive domain of casinos

By TED CARTER Whatever shape Mississippi’s sport betting takes in its expected fall arrival, it’s a lock that enhancing the state’s visitor numbers and hospitality spending will be a main goal. This goal puts Mississippi officials in harmony with a gaming sector eager for their casinos to become sports betting destinations. And as a major plus for the industry, anyone ...

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Mississippi casinos could take bets soon as court clears way

A leader of a Mississippi casino association says casinos have been in talks with state regulators about draft rules allowing sports betting, and that regulators could vote quickly.Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association Deputy Director Michael Bruffey says the rules envision that any Mississippi casino could take bets. He says casinos could welcome bettors by the time football season begins. The ...

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