Don Coleman is in the wrong Philadelphia.
The devoted fan of the Philadelphia Eagles is seated in the middle of the Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge at the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Two weeks prior, in Tunica, he bet on a playoff game between the Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks. Now he’s back for more.
Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family?
For states looking to profit off the new world of legal sports betting, there’s an app for that. The question for state lawmakers: Should they allow it?
The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt?
Don’t bet on it.
Two dozen large-screen TVs showing football and other sports line the walls. There’s beer on tap, bar top seating and leather chairs. Chicken wings are on the menu. And at this American Indian casino in the heart of college-football mad Mississippi, you can legally bet on the games.
Casino revenue rose sharply again in Mississippi in September in the state’s second month of legal sports betting.
House Republicans strongly favor new federal regulations on sports gambling after the Supreme Court allowed states to open sports books.
Overall casino revenue rose sharply in Mississippi in August with the start of sports betting in the state.
Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day.
Legal sports betting has been in Mississippi for just a month and at Pearl River Resort for only a week.