Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Opens Indian Country’s First Sports Betting Venue

Published September 4, 2018

CHOCTAW, Miss.  Get ready to place your bets! Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Pearl River Resort recently celebrated the opening of Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge.

“We’re very excited to be one of the very first tribal gaming facilities to offer traditional sports wagering,” said Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson. “Our guests can now bet on all professional league sports and major collegiate sporting events on our property while enjoying the other wonderful amenities our Resort offers such as gaming, fine dining and golf.”

Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Mississippi

As Choctaw Gaming Commission regulations for sports betting were recently approved, Pearl River Resort remains at the forefront of the gambling market with the new Sportsbook being the first tribal owned and operated independent sports betting facility outside the state of Nevada. To celebrate this momentous occasion, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, August 30th at 10am.

“Being a part of such a historical moment is a significant achievement for Pearl River Resort and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. We are also excited to be the first tribal owned and operated sportsbook outside the state of Nevada,” stated Sonny Johnson, Interim President & CEO for Pearl River Resort. “The Sportsbook is another great gaming addition for our guests to enjoy on our gaming floor. What sets our Sportsbook apart is that we have a dedicated room for our guests to place their bets on a wide variety of sporting events.”

Located near the escalators at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, the Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge offers guests the opportunity to bet on all professional league sports and major collegiate sporting events in a legal and safe environment. The newly renovated, non-smoking lounge features 20 TVs with feeds to all major sports networks; three wager stations to place in-person bets; a full bar with charging stations for tablets and phones; 12 state-of-the-art wager/odds boards displaying all the games and scores; and sports bar food and drinks.

“As we work together to build our resort and create great new amenities for our guests, I want to say thank you to our CRDE Board, PRR Executive Team, sports betting and media partners and most importantly, the many Resort Associates who worked tirelessly to prepare our new venue for Opening Day,” stated Anderson.

The Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge is open 24/7 for guests to watch their favorite games. Counter hours of operation are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 10am-9pm; Friday from 10am-Midnight; Saturday from 9am-Midnight; and Sunday from 9am-10pm. Bettors can visit Player Services at Golden Moon or Silver Star to redeem winning tickets after hours. In the near future, kiosk and mobile wagering, where guests can place bets anywhere on casino grounds, will be available.

For more information on the Sportsbook, call 1.866.447.3275 or visit www.pearlriverresort.com. To stay updated on all Pearl River Resort news and events, join us on your favorite social media sites: www.facebook.com/PearlRiverResort, www.twitter.com/PRRofficial, or http://
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