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Mississippi band of Choctaw Indian casinos prepare to offer sports betting

Regulations are out for public comment from the Gaming Commission, but similar changes have already been given a green light by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Source: WLBT Regulations are out for public comment from the Gaming Commission, but similar changes have already been given a green light by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Source: WLBT
While the three Choctaw casinos aren't connected to the state's gaming commission, their overall goal and excitement surrounding the new offering is the same. Source: WLBT While the three Choctaw casinos aren't connected to the state's gaming commission, their overall goal and excitement surrounding the new offering is the same. Source: WLBT
More than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to add legal sports betting, the Tribal Council unanimously approved its new regulations. Source: WLBT More than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to add legal sports betting, the Tribal Council unanimously approved its new regulations. Source: WLBT
Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson thinks it's the right environment for the addition. Source: WLBT Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson thinks it's the right environment for the addition. Source: WLBT
Mississippi is one of just five states that have the edge on getting started with sports betting. Source: WLBT Mississippi is one of just five states that have the edge on getting started with sports betting. Source: WLBT
CHOCTAW, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Mississippi is one of just five states that have the edge on getting started with sports betting.

Regulations are out for public comment from the Gaming Commission, but similar changes have already been given a green light by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

While the three Choctaw casinos aren't connected to the state's gaming commission, their overall goal and excitement surrounding the new offering is the same.

"We are hopeful that we will bring in new guests that haven't been here with the addition of the sports betting," explained Pearl River Resorts Director of Public Relations Erica Clemons Moore. "We're hoping that the people that are really into the professional sports, the collegiate sports, will come here and participate in the legal sports betting and have a good time while doing it."

More than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruling that allowed states to add legal sports betting, the Tribal Council unanimously approved its new regulations, and Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson thinks it's the right environment for the addition.

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"We expect it to do very well as Mississippi and Alabama both have dedicated sports fans," noted Chief Anderson.

"And we also anticipate and are hopeful that we'll attract new guests from the region that'll come to our property that haven't been here before," added Clemons Moore. "And also we want to offer an exciting new opportunity and gaming options for our loyal guests as well."

Pearl River Resort includes two casinos, Silver Star and Golden Moon. They plan to offer sports betting at both those locations and the Bok Homa Casino in Sandersville.

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"We currently have several locations that we're looking at that's already preexisting here," said Moore. "So, we anticipate being able to announce the exact location in the near future."

You may be wondering when you can start placing those bets, but it looks like you'll have to hold your horses just a little longer.

"Timing for us is very important and we want to get it open as soon as we can but we also want to make sure that we do it right," said Moore.

The tribe hopes to announce the official date that sports betting will go live in the near future.

“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. “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 and Casino, and Golden Moon Hotel and Casino.”

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