Choctaw Casinos Will Offer Sportsbetting

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This week the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announced that three of their casinos will be offering sports wagering at their casinos, although a firm timetable wasn't available as of press time.

The Silver Star and Golden Moon Casinos outside of Philadelphia, Mississippi and Bok Homa will begin offering wagers on pro and college sports at some point, coming after the US Supreme Court tossed out a sportsbetting ban that was in place since the early 90s. Tribal casinos aren't regulated by state law in Mississippi, opening the door for the tribe to come up with its own rules and regulations.

The state's Gaming Commission is working on rules for potentially allowing for sportsbetting at the 28 different betting locations within their borders, with casinos able to accept bets by the end of July. Taxation and other rules such as integrity and money laundering provisions are currently being considered by the state.

Tribal officials don't have a date for sportsbetting, but Casino Listings New will keep up on the story and update readers as we learn more.

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18 June 2018 - 11:50am

...a sportsbetting ban that was in place since the early 90s

Yeah, it took a bit of time...many even didn't lived long enough for it...

I guess many of the tribe casinos would looking for a sportsbetting offerings now and maybe not just in state of Mississippi, whether that would be allowed according the law is another theme but as Dustin mentioned the tribe casinos aren't regulated by state law but could it be done the same exception for sportsbetting - I don't know.