IP Sportsbook and FanDuel lounge opens
Tonight’s football game comes just in time for those looking to place a bet at the IP Casino and Resort.
Former NFL players Marcus Dupree, Dalton Hillard, Michael Lewis, and Derman Moore cut the ribbon for the new sportsbook and FanDuel sports lounge. By partnering with FanDuel sports, people can place bets on daily fantasy sports just in time for football season.
While Hillard, Lewis, and Moore bet on the Saints, Dupree went with his Oklahoma Sooners against Iowa State.
This sportsbook and lounge will attract more tourism as people enjoy betting and rooting on their favorite teams. IP Casino Resort Spa Vice President/General Manager Duncan McKenzie said, “This should bring more visitation because people can actually place a bet and have a little invested interest in the events.”
Dupree said, “This is a great opportunity for Mississippi. I guess we gotta bring in lotto. The lotto is going to come sooner or later. So it’s a great day for Mississippi.”
Former Saints wide receiver Michael Lewis was excited to bet on the Saints. After playing there for six years, he tells News 25 he could never turn his back on the home team.