BetMGM Launches Mobile Sports Betting at Beau Rivage Resort in Mississippi

BetMGM Launches Mobile Sports Betting at Beau Rivage Resort in Mississippi
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As Tennessee and Louisiana advance the sports betting agenda, Mississippi, a border state, is lagging behind.

In November 2021, Mississippi Representative Casey Eure told Gambling.com he was putting together a bill that would allow for online sports betting to advance in the state, but only if these outside companies partnered with a brick-and-mortar casino.

This is not uncommon. In fact, it is like that in multiple other states. Eure has said he wants to protect the brick-and-mortars, and rightfully so.

BetMGM Opens in Biloxi

BetMGM Sportsbook has partnered with MGM International’s Beau Rivage in Biloxi.

While most mobile apps require that you must be located in the state, that measure still hasn’t passed yet. Thus, the mobile app can only be used when on the campus of Beau Rivage.

The app can be used on “pre-game, live in-play, futures and parlay wagers.”

No, this isn’t state-wide, but at least players will be able to hang out by the pool or in their hotel suite and make wagers as opposed to needing to go down to the sportsbook in person.

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Only Onsite For Now

It’s one step at a time and could help illustrate the desire for mobile apps in the state even further.

“Beau Rivage is proud to be the first Coastal Mississippi casino resort to offer mobile sports betting for customers,” MGM Southeast President and COO Travis Lunn said in a news release. “The BetMGM app not only offers in-game bets and expanded promotions, players can earn M life Rewards for playing.”

These rewards earned via M life can be used at Mississippi resorts in person. So now, you can wager from your suite or by the pool, rack up rewards points and then use them appropriately on-site at Beau Rivage.

“We are thrilled at BetMGM to expand our business in Mississippi to now offer our mobile app at Beau Rivage,” BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said in the release. “Beau Rivage is one of the great entertainment destinations of the region and a perfect place to bring our platform to new customers as we continue to expand throughout the South.”

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