The latest news in the U.S. Gambling Industry is that a Mississippi Casino Partners with DraftKings to open a sportsbook. According to a press release, the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville, MS will be opening a sportsbook this Friday.
The Scarlet Pearl Casino will be using the DraftKings Sports Betting Software technology. Thus, it will be able to offer it clients the ability to bet on sports. The sportsbook will start with a ribbon cutting ceremony that will start at 11AM at the former PRL Bar. The PRL Bar is currently becoming a sportsbook room with multi-screens.
In addition, Nicholas “Nico” Sfanos, who ran sportsbooks for Station Casinos throughout Nevada, will be managing the new sportsbook. Furthermore, DraftKings will offer in its sportsbook at the Scarlet Pearl Casino live in-game sports betting via three windows. According to the press release, on-site kiosks and an on-premise mobile will also be available at a later date.
Sports Betting in the Mississippi Coast
As soon as the sportsbook in the Scarlet Pearl Casino opens, all 12 Mississippi Coast Casinos will offer sports betting. DraftKings will join their biggest competitor, FanDuel, which already operates two sportsbooks in Mississippi.
The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort was already famous with 300 hotel rooms. Furthermore, it is known as the most as one of the Gulf Coast’s most modern gaming floors with upwards of 1,170 slots. This incudes 80 video poker machines and 37 table games. Thus, the DraftKings sportsbook at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook will be become a great addition to that offering.
Since sports betting became legal in Mississippi, street bookies have actually seen an increase in clients and bets. According to several industry insiders, this is because bookies not only give credit but also because their clients do not have to pay taxes. Furthermore, today’s bookie uses modern online technology which means their clients can bet from anywhere and often with better odds.