Review Of The Gold Strike Casino Resort Sportsbook
As the successor to the highly regarded and internationally famous Circus Circus casino in Tunica Resorts, MS, the Gold Strike Casino Resort had a lot of cache to live up to – and in the quarter century or more that this gaming mecca has been open it has truly exceeded all expectations. Our review of the Gold Strike Casino Resort sportsbook –which officially opened for business on Aug. 1, 2018 – takes into account the property’s history of success and the high likelihood of good outcomes in the future while also examining some of the weak points of sports betting law in MS. Nevertheless, now that the US Supreme Court has ruled as of May 2018 that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional and therefore ought to be overturned, hundreds of thousands of new players are expected to pour into Tunica to try their hand at picking winners. If that sounds like you, then you owe it to yourself to check our review of the sportsbook at the Gold Strike Casino so you can make the most of your trip down south.
We get asked this question and similar ones to it so frequently that, honestly, we get used to telling our readers that they will need to wait a few weeks or months almost by default. However, the Gold Strike Casino Resort is open for business and is ready to get you in on the action of picking winners the next time your favorite team takes to the field, trots onto the diamond or hits the hardwood. The state of Mississippi passed a law to Mississippi sportsbooks back during the 2017 legislative session, which gives top of the line gambling properties like the Gold Strike another inducement to attract guests to go along with the resort’s 500-room luxuriously appointed hotel, massive gaming space and even the 800-seat Millennium Theatre. Now that the bookies at this early leader among Mississippi sportsbooks is open for business, we can finally complete our Gold Strike Casino Resort sportsbook review – and all early indications point toward this newly minted sports betting shop being a big hit with sports wagering noobs and veterans of the hobby alike.
In order to locate the Gold Strike sportsbook inside the casino proper, all you will need to do is enter the main building from the parking garage elevators, whereupon you will be in the main hotel lobby. From there it is only a short walk onto the main casino gaming floor, where you will see the newly renovated sports betting lounge nearby the Ten10 bar and Platinum Lounge. Once you cozy up to the bar with a drink in hand you can take in the scenery of the lavishly appointed casino, enjoy a snack or a hearty meal (whichever gets your sports betting juices flowing), watch any number of games on the conveniently located big screen TVs and the constantly updating digital betting board. All you need to do from then on is decide on the betting line you want to take and then mosey on over to the ticket window and place your wagers – who knows, you may strike gold at the Gold Strike sportsbook.
There is no need to be worried: the Gold Strike Casino Resort sportsbook can definitely be counted on to offer full service betting now that it has opened its doors as of the first part of August 2018. One would expect any gaming facility that already boasts of being the tallest building in town (it is seriously 31 stories tall, which is positively massive by Mississippi standards) to throw the works at customers when it comes to amenities and gaming activities, and the Gold Strike is not going to disappoint in this regard. Mississippi state sports betting law allows sportsbook operators to offer action on all the major sports – professional and collegiate – and using all the typical wager types once you have selected your preferred sport.
What many readers of our review of the Gold Strike Casino Resort sportsbook are looking for is a list of all the different sports and wager types are available now that their long awaited ‘book is open for business. We can at last happily report that NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, US PGA Tour, NASCAR, Major League Soccer, the summer and winter Olympics and college sports (particularly college football, which is especially beloved in the South) are all well represented on the betting boards at the Gold Strike Sportsbook. Additionally, the different wager types also include staples such as moneylines, against the spread (ATS) odds, over/under betting lines on the combined total score of a game, teasers, pleasers, parlays, special betting lines, alternative odds, team and player props bets and more, so there is bound to be something for every bettor at the sportsbook at the Gold Strike.
You can bet on sports using your mobile device at the Gold Strike, but for the purposes of our review of the Gold Strike Casino Resort sportsbook we have to conclude that bettors’ ability to actual place wagers on a smartphone or tablet are actually fairly limited. Because the Magnolia State’s lawmakers wanted to avoid a fight with lobbyists advocating for broader protections for underage people who might inadvertently get ahold of sports betting before it was legal for them to do so, the limited availability of mobile betting was baked in from the start.
Therefore, you will only be able to use your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet to place wagers while you are inside the sprawling interior of the Gold Strike Casino Resort, so that means the parking lots and parking garages are off limits. don’t even think about trying to use the free to download sports betting app elsewhere in the state either, because you will find yourself geo-fenced and out of luck.
Proxy betting is a somewhat controversial topic. On the one hand, the casino sportsbooks on the Las Vegas Strip allow their players – even those based outside the state lines – to use proxy betting services, but nobody can say whether or not proxy betting will be allowed in Mississippi. On the other hand, the proposed regulations currently being considered by the state’s lawmakers do not impose a ban on proxy betting, so what happens is really anybody’s guess. For the purpose of this review of the Gold Strike Casino Resort sportsbook, we would advise our readers to hold off on using a proxy betting service until the situation is a little clearer. In the meantime, out of state players can always use a Mississippi-friendly legal offshore sportsbook website like Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI or 5Dimes, which have the idea balance reliability, security, deposit and withdrawal options and, of course, nearly unbeatable betting lines.