Gaming Today heads to Mississippi sportsbook
August 14, 2018 3:00 AM
by Robert Mann
The GamingToday print edition has begun distribution inside several of the new sportsbooks now open or soon to open for business in Mississippi, Publisher Eileen DiRocco announced.
Mississippi sportsbooks in Biloxi and others along that state’s Gulf Coast resort and gaming corridor join Delaware and New Jersey as the first three states to take advantage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of PAPSA, the law banning Nevada-style sports betting in every state except Nevada.
Founded in 1979 as the nation’s first and only weekly newspaper devoted to gambling, GamingToday will soon be available in Atlantic City at MGM Resorts International’s Borgata and is currently in Biloxi at the Golden Nugget and the MGM property Beau Rivage.
Known for its watchwords, “News You Can Bet On,” GamingToday offers the nation’s most extensive, in-print sports wagering analysis from nationally known handicappers, horseracing selections from a large stable of the sports most experienced and successful prognosticators in addition to gaming industry news, entertainment coverage, the latest from the poker world plus tips to improve table game and slot play.
Mississippi sportsbooks are expected to be a hotbed of betting activity because of their close proximity to New Orleans and wagering regulations that allow betting on all SEC sports events, including the football games involving the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State.
Newly installed Golden Nugget Biloxi Race and Sports Manager Brad Bryant has confirmed his participation in this year’s “Bookies Battle.” Representatives from newly opened or soon to open books in New Jersey and West Virginia are also expected to participate. Each week, GamingToday readers will again be able to see what NFL teams the bookies like (against the spread) in every NFL game and track their success through the 17-week season.