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Mississippi Sports Betting Field Makes Up Ground ahead of 2018 NFL Season

Mississippi recently became the fourth state to legalize sports betting and provide its players with the competitive gaming activity. Sports wagering giant William Hill US recently made it clear it is going to team up with eleven of the largest casino resorts in the state in order to provide their customers with its innovative sports book in the upcoming weeks, essentially becoming the leading company for sports wagering in the region.

The company is willing to explore opportunities for growth across the states and this could easily happen through entering the budding field of Mississippi. The long anticipation of sports betting launch recently came to an end as the field witnessed its first sports bets being placed Beau Rivage Casino and Gold Strike Casino overseen by MGM Resorts International on 1st August. Biloxi and Tunica were set to become the first cities to lure players with its premium casino resorts.

Now that the field has gained traction and developers want to remain competitive, more and more of them enter the sector. A total of eleven casino venues sprinkled across the state would team up with the leading company in order to have sports betting on offer in the foreseeable future. Among them are venues located in Biloxi to the liking of Palace Casino, Treasure Bay Casino, and Hard Rock Casino Hotel & Casino, as well as Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport and WaterView Casino in Vicksburg.

Six other casino resorts are also set to welcome new sports books which would mean that William Hill could potentially accomplish its set goal to have the largest presence in the US sports wagering field. The eleven casino venues are projected to be ready for launch by the official start of the new NFL season which would happen on 6th September.

This was the originally appointed date for casino resorts to launch sports betting operation before the 1st August launches were announced. With the help of this move, William Hill now has its foot in the door of a total of 16 states and some 29 casino venues across them. West Virginia is also going to witness the impact of the leading company, partnering with an undisclosed for the time being casino developer.

William Hill Gains Traction across 16 States

In the meantime, International Gaming Technology announced it is teaming up with two Mississippi locations collaborating with Boyd Gaming – IP Casino Resort and Spa situated in Biloxi, as well as Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall in Tunica. The venues are going to feature the innovative pre-game and in-progress sports bets with the help of the sports betting platform powered by IGT.

The company is eager to capitalize on the rapid expansion of sports betting across the states, as more and more developers prepare their venues for the special sports bars. Boyd Gaming has a vast experience when it comes to sports wagering, as the company oversees the operation of a total of ten sports books currently operating in Nevada.

Thanks to a recent agreement between MGM Resorts and the operator, states to the liking of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri would welcome brick-and-mortar gaming venues providing wagering on sports events.

Mississippi witnesses lightning speed development at the moment, shifting from a state of almost non-existent information regarding possible sports wagering operation to a state in which brings more players to the sports wagering field every day.

Meanwhile, Horseshoe Tunica operated by Caesars Entertainment is putting the final touches to its sports book which could launch sometime in August. In addition to that Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Biloxi, also operated by the same casino developer is working on its betting on sports tournaments offerings.

 Author: Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace has been part of our team since the website was launched. She has a master’s degree in IT.