MGM Resorts announced that Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica would accept the first sports bets in Mississippi on Aug. 1.
Two of the biggest gaming companies in the world, MGM and Ladbrokes, are teaming up for a joint sports betting venture in the United States.
Churchill Downs is withdrawing from a deal to buy Lady Luck Casino in Mississippi, but it will take operational control of Lady Luck Casino in Pennsylvania.
MGM has selected Scott Butera to oversee its interactive gaming operations, including expanding sports betting into new markets like Mississippi.
With both Delaware and New Jersey sports books up and running, companies appear to be eyeing Mississippi as the next state to launch wagering.
While some casinos in Tunica, MS are downsizing in the face of low revenues, Penn National is doubling down by acquiring both Bally’s and Resorts Casinos.
After an experiment that began in July 2016, MS Gov. Bryant has now signed a law making daily fantasy sports wagering completely legal in Mississippi.