Review Of Golden Moon Casino Resort Sportsbook
The Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Mississippi, is home to not just some of the premier vacation destinations in the entire Southeast, but also three of the Hospitality State’s top gambling centers. One of those is the subject of this review of the Golden Moon Casino sportsbook, which is already shaping up to be one of the top sportsbooks in Mississippi. That’s because, unlike some of its competitors in the commercial gambling subsector of the broader Mississippi gaming industry, the Golden Moon does not have to rely just on its casino offerings, or even on its imminent sportsbook to get foot traffic. Indeed, if any sportsbook location in the state of Mississippi was truly a well-rounded gaming center, then the Golden Moon would be a shining example due to the Pearl River Resort’s wide range of activities, attractions, entertainment venues, world class restaurants and so on.
Over the course of our review of the Golden Moon Casino sportsbook we will take a closer look at some of the various key questions that are likely on the mind of serious sports betting enthusiasts and newcomers to the hobby alike. That means we will be taking a deep dive into such crucial issues as the opening date for this most illustrious of tribal operated Mississippi sportsbooks as well as the types of bets you can expect to be able to place there when you visit the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw. Additionally, we will also do our best to answer questions related to mobile sports betting and where it is allowed at Mississippi sportsbooks like Golden Moon and whether or not the new sports betting outlet will be allowed to offer proxy betting services.
The Golden Moon Hotel & Casino opened Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge on August 30th, 2018. After the US Supreme Court justices returned a favorable 6-3 vote to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), Mississippi sportsbooks were already on the way to becoming a legal reality thanks to the 2017 passage of a state law authorizing gaming license holders to start offering sports action. The Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge was the first tribal sportsbook to open in MS, and had patrons lined up to enter for their grand opening. Located near the escalators, the venue features 20 large televisions, 12 display boards with updated odds, a plethora of comfortable seating, and a full bar with beverages and food. The current hours at the Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge are:
- Monday - Thursday 10am-9pm
- Friday 10am-Midnight
- Saturday 9am-Midnight
- Sunday from 9am-10pm
As highly-anticipated as sports betting at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino has been, there are times where heading to the sportsbook is just not an option. You can always head over to any number of legal offshore sports betting websites based in the foreign countries that serve Mississippi residents looking to wager on their favorite teams. We think sites such as Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI and 5Dimes are the best by far, as they represent the ideal combination of reputability, reliability and security – not to mention the most profitable odds many bettors are likely to find anywhere.
The new Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge is offers full service betting for its customers. Full scale sports betting in the case of wagering on sports refers to the ability of the oddsmakers to list betting line for most, if not all, sports and to offer players a variety of different wager types as well. Our review of the Golden Moon Casino sportsbook has revealed that this betting outlet, and indeed all the other Mississippi sportsbooks, offer action on all the major professional and collegiate sports, as well as amateur athletic events sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (along with the Summer Games and Winter Olympics, of course). All the most popular bet types will be represented on the Golden Moon betting boards too: look for everything from moneyline odds, against the spread (ATS) odds, futures, specials, player and team prop bets, futures, teasers, pleasers and so on.
If we encountered one weak spot in the course of preparing this review of the Golden Moon Casino sportsbook, it would be that using your mobile device or smartphone to wager on sports at Mississippi sportsbooks is somewhat restricted. The Sportsbook at Timeout Lounge does utilize a technology called PlayShot, but wagers can only be placed within the casino. This is due to the Mississippi state laws and regulations covering sports betting, which stipulate that mobile betting on sports has to be conducted inside the main gambling facility housing the respective Mississippi sportsbooks. Even the parking lots and garages are off limits if you want to use a mobile sports betting app in the Hospitality State. The decision was made by the state’s legislators to at least attempt to limit the number of minors that would be able to illegally bet on sports – Mississippi is a deeply conservative state on social issues, remember – so the concession was made to limit expansive mobile sports betting availability at the state’s new sportsbooks.
For the purposes of our review of the Golden Moon casino sportsbook, we cannot recommend that our readers try to engage in any proxy betting at this particular sports betting location, or really at any Mississippi sportsbooks for that matter. Proxy betting services basically exist as a way to get around the Federal Wire Act’s prohibitions against illegal interstate sports betting (it was part of a plan to cut into the ill-gotten gains of the organized crime syndicates that were running sports betting rackets) using any form of wired communications system. So that means that if you, the sports bettor in question, contacts a proxy betting service for the purpose of placing a bet in your stead, then that company is probably in violation of federal law. The best recommendation that we can give in our Golden Moon Casino Resort Sportsbook review is to play it safe and do your betting yourself, whether you visit the venue or use an online sports betting site.