Pinnacle latest to launch sports betting in Mississippi

Pinnacle latest to launch sports betting in Mississippi

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Posted by News Team
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Operator taking wagers in dedicated sportsbook at its Ameristar venue in Vicksburg

Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment has become the latest operator to launch sports betting in Mississippi, with a full-service sportsbook now live in its Ameristar Vicksburg venue. 

The launch of the End Zone sportsbook at the venue marks the first time Pinnacle has launched a sports betting offering outside of Nevada, where it takes bets at its Cactus Petes property. 

The End Zone in Ameristar Vicksburg features four service windows through which staff take customers’ wagers, as well as a dedicated viewing space with large-screen TVs.

“The guests of Pinnacle Entertainment in the Southeastern United States are among the most passionate sports fans in the country. We are excited to now have the ability to offer sports wagering to our guests at Ameristar Vicksburg, and to enhance the excitement of viewing live sporting events by combining it with a gaming entertainment experience,” Pinnacle Entertainment chief executive Anthony Sanfilippo said of the launch. 

“The opening of The End Zone Sports Book at Ameristar Vicksburg represents the Company’s first new venue of this type outside of Nevada, following the repeal of the federal ban on sports wagering in May 2018,” Sanfilippo continued. 

"We will continue to work to extend this important strategy to other properties throughout the Pinnacle Entertainment portfolio as allowed by the other states in which we operate.”

It joins a range of other operators, including Churchill Downs, Golden Nugget and Penn National Gaming, in rolling out sports betting in Mississippi.

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