Sports Betting Q&A
Frequently asked questions about sports betting
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Is sports betting legal in Mississippi?

Yes. 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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Can you bet on sports with Venmo?
No, not legally. Most legal sportsbooks around the country won't allow you to make bets with Venmo.
Which states in US have legal sports betting?
As of 2020, there are 21 states (and Washington D.C.) that have legalized sports betting.
Can you bet on sports online?
Yes. But while betting on sports is legal in almost half the states in the country, not all of them allow online wagering.
When was sports betting legalized?
Sports betting was allowed to be legalized at a state level in 2018 after PASPA was struck down.
When will sports betting be legal in Indiana?
Sports betting in Indiana was legalized September 2019 and online gambling launched a few months later.
Is sports betting legal in Indiana?
Yes. Indiana passed a bill to allow sports betting in 2019 and wagering started in October with online betting opening a couple months later.
When will sports betting be legal in Michigan?
Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Michigan?
Yes. Michigan passed legislation to allow sports betting in December 2019 and the first physical sportsbooks opened in March 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Virginia?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Virginia?
Sports betting is legal in Virginia and residents began betting via FanDuel in January 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in South Dakota?
Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a ballot initiative in the November 2020 election, which means it's on its way.
Is sports betting legal in South Dakota?
No. Sports betting is not legal in South Dakota, but residents passed a bill initiative in the 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in North Carolina?
Yes. Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in North Carolina?
Sports betting is legal in North Carolina, but it's only available at two casinos, which weren't open as of early 2021.
When will sports betting be legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Tennessee?
Yes. Tennessee sports betting was legalized in 2019 and launched in 2020.
Is sports betting legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
When will sports betting be legal in Maryland?
No. Sports betting is not legal in Maryland, but residents voted Yes to legalize sports gambling in the November 2020 election.
Is sports betting legal in Louisiana?
No. Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts throughout the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Louisiana?
Sports betting is illegal in Louisiana despite numerous attempts to legalize it the last couple years.
When will sports betting be legal in Iowa?
Iowa legalized sports betting in May 2019, becoming the 11th state to do so.
Is sports betting legal in Iowa?
Yes. Iowa legalized sports betting in 2019, becoming the 11th state to pass a bill.
When will sports betting be legal in Illinois?
Illinois passed sports betting legislature June 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks March 2020, becoming the 15th state to offer wagering.
Is sports betting legal in Illinois?
Yes. Illinois passed sports betting legislature in 2019 and launched at physical sportsbooks in March 2020.
When will sports betting be legal in Colorado?
Colorado legalized in-person and mobile sports betting November 2019 after a bill was signed by the governor and then approved by voters.