Sports Betting Q&A
Frequently asked questions about sports betting
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When will sports betting be legal in Mississippi?

Sports betting officially launched in Mississippi in August 2018 and is only legal at licensed casinos that have received authorization. The state had no trouble approving regulations June 2018 because sports betting was technically legalized in 2017 when it was quietly included in the fantasy sports bill. 

While Mississippi was one of the first states to offer sports betting, it can only be done on physical premises, which is why most online sportsbooks have yet to make a mark in the state. Some casinos have the option for mobile sports betting, but since it can only be done on the premises, not many have bothered. That rule may change in the future, but as of 2020, there was nothing in the works for the state to legalize online betting.

Daily Fantasy Sports were legalized March 2017, establishing a permanent framework of regulations for operators to work. Most notably, that bill also legalized sports betting, something anti-gambling lawmakers didn't appreciate at the time.

Casinos with on-site mobile betting

Bok Homa Casino, Heidelberg

The Sportsbook features 13 TVs, an odds board and a wager station for in-person betting. Mobile betting can be done using their app through PRRSports.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Golden Moon Casino, Choctaw

The Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge has 20 TVs, 12 odds boards, three wager stations and a traditional sports bar with food and drinks. Similar to Bok Homa, mobile betting is done through PRRSports.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Silver Star Casino, Choctaw

Silver Star uses the same sportsbook that is at Golden Moon, which can be accessed via bridge over MS-16.

Casinos without mobile betting

BetAmerica

Harlow's Casino, Greenville

Sports betting is kiosk-based throughout the casino.

Riverwalk Casino, Vicksburg

Similar to Harlow's, sports betting is kiosk-based throughout the casino, though they have a sportsbook area where you can watch games and enjoy food and drinks in rows of comfortable seating.

Caesars Entertainment

Harrah's Gulf Coast, Biloxi

The Book at Harrah's offers 10 HDTVs and 12 giant screens with plush couches and lounge chairs to go with cocktail service.

Monday, Thursday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Horseshoe Tunica, Robinsonville

The Book at Horseshoe has a Bar & Grill and features contests held by Caesars as well as VIP rooms for watch parties. 

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

DraftKings Sportsbook

Scarlet Pearl Casino, D'Iberville

DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook offers 23 HDTVs surrounding a 144-square-foot entertainment screen along with betting kiosks and a full sports bar.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

FanDuel Sportsbook

IP Casino, Biloxi

The IP Sportsbook presented by FanDuel is adjacent to Highlights Sports Lounge and holds 76 HDTVs and plenty of seating to catch all of the action.

Monday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sam's Town Casino Tunica, Robinsonville

The Sportsbook is located near Roxy's Live and has spacious seating, giant-screen TVs, multiple betting windows and a full-service bar.

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Foundation Gaming Group

Fitz Tunica Casino, Robinsonville

Located next to Stage Bar, the sportsbook has a ticket counter, numerous kiosks, 28 screens and lounge seating.

Monday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Golden Nugget

Golden Nugget, Biloxi

The Sports Book at Michael Patrick's contains 50-plus HDTVs, two HD video walls, over 120 seats with a full restaurant and bar, as well as four betting windows and eight 24/7 kiosks.

Monday - Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Hard Rock

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi

The Sportsbook Bar & Grill has betting windows and over 30 HDTVs for displaying betting odds and sporting content. 

Monday - Sunday: 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.

MBC Sportsbook

Magnolia Bluffs Casino, Natchez

The Sportsbook contains nine TVs with 40 more throughout the casino, as well as comfortable seating and personalized service.

Monday - Friday: 3 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

BetMGM

Beau Rivage Casino, Biloxi

The TAP, Book & Bistreaux has dozens of HDTVs, a giant video wall, a five-window sports betting counter and a VIP lounge area.

Monday, Thursday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Gold Strike Casino, Robinsonville

The Moneyline, Book, Bar & Grill boasts more than 160 seats, 50 TVs and a Topgolf video golf simulator along with betting windows and kiosks.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

William Hill

1st Jackport Casino, Robinsonville

The sportsbook next to Stage Bar holds 16 TVs and new kiosks.

Monday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Ameristar Casino, Vicksburg

Found at The End Zone, the sportsbook has seating for up to 100 people, 23 large-screen TVs and the area's largest high-definition TV. 

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

Boomtown Casino, Biloxi

The SportsBook at Boomtown is located across Stadium Sports Bar & Grill and holds 30 large-screen TVs and 24/7 betting kiosks.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Bay Saint Louis

The Sportsbook features 30 large-screen TVs and is just steps away from the Lobby Bar.

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Hollywood Casino Tunica, Robinsonville

The Sportsbook has the largest wide-screen TV in the area (12' x 24') and over 10 additional screens with comfortable seating and betting windows located next to the Stage Bar.

Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Island View Casino, Gulfport

Sportsbooks can be found at both the North Casino and South Casino. 

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Isle of Capri Casino, Lula

There is no sportsbook at this location, only kiosks.

Lady Luck Casino, Vicksburg

The Lady Luck Sportsbook is located in sports bar The Lone Wolf and is available for booking 24/7.

Palace Casino, Biloxi

CONTACT Sports Book holds more than 50 TVs, self-service terminals and betting windows as well as a bar and restaurant.

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Silver Slipper Casino, Bay Saint Louis

The Slipper Sports Book has betting windows, odds boards, easy access to casino games and is located next to Palm Court Cafe.

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Treasure Bay Casino, Biloxi

The Sports Book features HDTVs and state-of-the-art odds display boards, and is located next to The Den.

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Trop Casino, Greenville

WaterView Casino, Vicksburg

The sportsbook has HDTVs and odds boards surrounding the area with plenty of seating and betting windows available. 

Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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What are some current trends in sports betting?
Betting trends usually refer to what the public is doing. You have two choices, to follow the public or fade the public.
Who benefits from sports betting?
Sports betting not only benefits each state, but it also gives fans another way to enjoy games.
What is a sports betting model?
A sports betting model is a system that can identify unbiased picks to determine the probability for all outcomes in a certain game.
What is a sports betting exchange?
A sports betting exchange allows bettors to bet against each other instead of through a bookmaker.
What are some tips for managing your bankroll when betting on sports?
The most important tip when betting on sports is to limit each bet to be between one and five percent of your bankroll.
Can sports betting be a career?
Yes. Sports betting can be a career if you make it your full-time job and put in the hours.
Can sports betting make you rich?
Sports betting is unlikely to make you rich unless you turn it into a full-time job and become one of the best bettors in the world.
Is sports betting a waste of money?
Sports betting is not a waste of money if you define your goals before making your first wager.
Can sports betting be profitable?
Sports betting can be profitable, but the majority of bettors lose money, which is why sportsbooks exist.
What some simple tips for betting on sports?
A simple tip for betting on sports is to remember that only a small percentage of bettors are profitable in the long run.
What are some good sports betting tips for beginners?
A tip for beginners may be that turning a profit in sports betting is difficult and because you "know sports" doesn't mean you'll be successful.
How do you win at sports betting?
To win at sports betting, one has to put time into studying and researching various aspects of a matchup.
Why should sports betting be legal?
Sports betting should be legal because not only is it another way for fans to enjoy action, but it's also a boost to the economy.
Is sports betting rigged?
Sports betting is not rigged, but it is against your favor because of the vig.
What is the tax rate on sports betting winnings?
When PASPA was overturned in 2018, states began legalizing sports betting and introducing different taxes on revenue.
How do sports betting payouts work?
Sports betting payouts depend on which type of odds are being used.
What is a bookie in sports betting?
A bookie is someone who facilitates gambling by setting odds, accepting and placing bets, and then paying out the winnings.
What are some popular sports betting books?
BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet are some of the more popular sportsbooks where sports betting is legal.
Which sports betting site is best?
BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel and PointsBet are some of the more popular online sportsbooks where betting is legal.
What is a hedge in sports betting?
A hedge is a method to reduce risk and secure winnings for a specified bet.
What is the spread in sports betting?
The spread, also referred to as the line, is used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams.
How do sports betting spreads work?
Sports betting spreads, also referred to as lines, are used to even the odds between two unevenly matched teams.
What does hook mean in sports betting?
The hook means a half-point in sports betting.
What is arbitrage in sports betting?
Arbitrage in sports betting is when someone places bets on all possible outcomes of an event at odds that guarantee profit.
Can you arbitrage sports betting?
Arbitrage sports betting is legal, though it's frowned upon by bookmakers.