Sports betting officially begins on the Coast
Sports betting has officially begun in Mississippi casinos.
MGM’s Beau Rivage and Gold Strike Casino Resort are accepting their first legal sports wagers.
It marks 26 years from when the first casino bet was made at the Isle of Capri in Biloxi in 1992. MGM Resorts celebrated the occasion by inviting sports celebrities as guests to place the first bets. “We have a little bit of a mixture of celebrities and then other people that have played a kind of significant role in getting this law kind of passed in the state of Mississippi. So, we have a lot of dignitaries and kind of a mix of both celebrities and dignitaries. We’ll have seven first betters.”
Shortly after the special guests placed their bets, sports betting officially opened to the public.