Caesars launch mobile betting at Harrah’s Gulf Coast in Mississippi

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Caesars Digital has announced it will begin accepting mobile sports bets at its Harrah’s Gulf Coast location in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Players in the state will be able to register for the Caesars Sportsbook Mississippi app and deposit state-wide but they must be present on-property at Harrah’s Gulf Coast to wager.

Currently, only retail sports wagering is allowed at casinos in the state however players can take part in mobile sports betting if they are within the confines of those facilities.

According to Caesars, its mobile offering in Mississippi will complement its on-premise Caesars Sportsbook location and sports fans can expect giveaways and promotions when placing their first bet at Harrah’s Gulf Coast during the first weekend of wagering.

“The launch of our Caesars Sportsbook mobile app at Harrah’s Gulf Coast is a game-changer for sports fans who visit the world-class destination,” said Caesars Digital President Eric Hession. “Enhancing the fan experience remains a key focus for us across jurisdictions where we operate and bringing mobile wagering online in Mississippi builds on that. We look forward to providing an elevated and responsible sports wagering experience to our Biloxi customers going forward.”

Online sports betting could go state-wide

A new piece of legislation is currently being considered that could change the scope of operators in Mississippi.

House Bill 774, sponsored by Rep. Casey Eure and others, aims to allow bettors to place sports bets no matter where they are located in the state, rather than just at specific retail locations.

The measure calls for each of Mississippi’s casinos to partner with a sports betting brand for online wagering and sportsbooks will be taxed up to 12% on adjusted gross revenue depending on an operator’s revenue each month.

Earlier this month the bill passed through the Mississippi Senate Gaming Committee however it was given a strike-all amendment that essentially keeps the current law that restricts betting to retail outlets as it is.

Although this may seem like a blow to the bill, the update does keep it alive and it will now be discussed in a conference between House and Senate representatives.