And now it begins! Mississippi’s Island View Casino I Gulfport plans to expand in lade June of 2018 thereby taking the fast track on the south Mississippi gambling business. The sports book betting, that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturned on May 14, 2018, makes Mississippi the first state to go legal on sports betting. Anticipating the ruling by the Supreme Court, Mississippi had everything in place, and the Island View Casino will greet sports gamblers in time for the Football Season. For the first time in Mississippi, its home town players will finally have their say. Moreover, there are 28 casinos in Mississippi, and all of them are getting ready to present sports betting in their casinos.
Mississippi Looks Forward to Visitors from Louisiana and New Orleans
Because Louisiana is still against sports betting, vis a vis the Governor of that State, an influx of sports gamblers will no doubt visit Mississippi, as well as those gamblers from the North Shore and New Orleans. This doesn’t bode well for Louisiana, a state that will no doubt lose much needed revenue if legislation for legal sports gambling doesn't become part of their discussion.
It should be noted that the Supreme Court ruling came out of a case in which the State of New Jersey challenged a 26-year old ban on legalized sports betting outside of Nevada. However, it is now clear that Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Delaware are getting ready to jump into the fray and begin the process of legalized sports betting.