Sports bets are on at two more Coast casinos

Two more South Mississippi casinos are now all in when it comes to sports betting. Harrah’s Gulf Coast and the Palace Casino in Biloxi are now offering sports betting.

Known for his legendary moves on the gridiron, former Saints running back Deuce McAllister was again a fan favorite, but this time at Harrah’s Gulf Coast casino where he was among the first to place his bet at the casino’s new sports wagering venue The Book. “Pitching for it, enjoying it, taking it all in, and trying to learn more about it as well. You’re excited to come out. You’re excited for Harrah’s. It’s something they’re going to try to expand and give to their customers.”

Also on hand for Monday’s ribbon cutting was Biloxi Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich and Casino Manager Jonathan Jones, who welcome this new chapter in Mississippi gaming, a move they believe will parlay into a great revenue source for Coast businesses, residents, and workers. They’re off to a strong start with more than $30,000 in wagers placed the first fifteen minutes The Book opened. “We’re really excited to open our sports book, The Book, right here at Harrah’s. It’s a huge day for us, not only here at Harrah’s, but for the whole Mississippi Gulf Coast to be able to take bets on sports right in anticipation of college football as well as the NFL season,” said Jones.

Just around the corner, The Contact Sports Bar and Lounge upped the game at the Palace, opening their new sports book also on Monday. Palace Casino General Manager Keith Crosby said, “This is an integrated experience. Its basis is watching the games, along with that comes great food, and now you can bet on the game while you’re watching.”

South Mississippi resident Jerry Landry was the first to place a bet at the new Contact Lounge and Sports Book. “I’m excited because I enjoy the sports book in Vegas. Having to fly all the way to Vegas to make a sports bet now and then, you can’t do that. Now, I can bet the whole season.”

Win, lose, or draw, Jerry says he’s just glad he can live and place the bets he likes right here in his own backyard.

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