Casino Gambling

All 12 Mississippi Coast casinos offer sports betting as last sportsbook opens

Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville is teaming with DraftKings to open its sports book on Friday, Nov. 16.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the former PRL Bar, which is being transformed into a multi-screen sportsbook.

Nicholas “Nico” Sfanos, who ran sportsbooks for Station Casinos throughout Nevada, has been hired to manage the new sportsbook at Scarlet Pearl.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, whose leadership has a high bar for quality and a forward-thinking approach to sports betting; a perfect fit for DraftKings,” said Matt Kalish, chief revenue officer and co-founder of DraftKings. This is the company’s first retail sportsbook in the country.

Soon after opening, DraftKings at Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook will offer live, in-game betting with three windows, giving sports fans a variety of ways to place their bets. On-site kiosks and an on-premise mobile also are planned once they are authorized by the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

With this opening, all 12 Coast casinos will offer sports betting.

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