History was made today in Mississippi, as two Magnolia State resorts, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, held simultaneous events to usher in the era of legal sports wagering.
The resorts, part of the MGM Resorts International portfolio (NYSE: MGM), both accepted their first sports wagers at 12:00 p.m. CT and now share in the distinction of taking the first sports wagers in Mississippi under newly created state regulations permitting licensed casino operators to establish legal sports books.
“MGM Resorts is proud to once again assume the leadership position in the hospitality industry,” said Jim Murren, chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International. “Sports wagering is a rapidly growing, exciting new entertainment opportunity for our company. We were proud to take the first sports wager in Atlantic City in June and today the first legal sports wager in two locations in Mississippi.”
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In celebration of giving away $1 million a week at its Tunica, Mississippi, casinos beginning next Saturday, Caesars Entertainment, with the assistance of illusionist Rob Lake, Friday night made an Armored Truck appear in the courtyard of FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., just a few feet off world-famous Beale Street. The remarkable illusion was witnessed by the more than 15,000 people on their way to the Memphis Grizzlies basketball game and visiting the world-famous Beale Street.
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