Choctaw Plan to Be First in Mississippi to Offer Sports Betting

Choctaw Plan to Be First in Mississippi to Offer Sports Betting

June 13, 2018 11:40 AM


Mississippi’s Band of Choctaw Indians is looking to take advantage of being first. After voting to amend the Choctaw Gaming Commission Regulations at a Special Call Tribal Council Meeting on May 31, the tribe plans to introduce sports betting at its Pearl River and Bok Homa resorts ahead of the college football season – and ahead of other casinos in the state. The idea is for the resorts to establish themselves as a Mississippi sports betting destination.

The tribe has approved regulations regarding sports pools, race books and pari-mutuel racing.

“The Resort is very excited about the opportunity to offer these new products for our guests in a vibrant and advanced gambling environment,” said CRDE Board Chairman and Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said in a press release Tuesday. “These newly approved regulations will allow the Resort to remain on the forefront of the gambling market as well as provide additional revenue streams to the Tribe. The Resort will be able to service all our patrons at Bok Homa Casino, Silver Star Hotel & Casino, and Golden Moon Hotel & Casino.”

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