Review Of The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Sportsbook
The city of Natchez might not be the biggest in Mississippi – not by a long shot - but it is an ideal spot for one of the new Mississippi sportsbooks. If you’re heading into Natchez to do some betting on your favorite sports, teams, players or events, then you really owe it to yourself to check out our comprehensive review of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook. Natchez’s strategic location near the center of the state (longitudinally speaking), its proximity to the border with Louisiana to the west and its close distance from the Hospitality State’s capital of Jackson are all factors that make the Magnolia Bluffs Casino a great location for a sportsbook.
Although it is sure to become one of the best sports betting spots in the state, the Magnolia Bluffs Casino itself is one of the Magnolia State’s newest, with construction wrapping up as recently as 2012. Still, with so many new people expected to be heading into town to try their hand at picking winners (along with the seasoned veterans of the sports betting hobby as well), we figured it would be a good idea if we put together this quick but comprehensive review of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook. We took care of all the legwork for you – we did the research and came up with the answers relating to all the questions that a newcomer to the sports betting scene or a longtime player could possibly have, so read on if you fall into either of those camps.
The situation at this very moment in time for legal sports betting could not be much better throughout the United States. Ever since the US Supreme Court voted to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), thereby tacitly allowing you are probably wondering some variation of the question as to whether the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook is open for business. We are excited to inform readers of our review of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook that this premier sports betting location opened its doors on October 19, 2018. The newly minted sportsbook at Magnolia Bluffs Casino is easy to find, just walk straight toward the back of the casino. The venue boasts nine large screen televisions and can comfortably seat up to 50 guests. Right now, the sportsbook is open seven days a week with the following hours:
- Monday through Friday 3pm-11pm
- Saturday 9am-11pm
- Sunday 10am-11pm
It is important to note in our Magnolia Bluffs Casino Sportsbook review that at the time of initial launch, the sports categories were more limited compared to other local books. In essence, in order for a sportsbook to qualify to be considered a full service betting outlet it must offer betting lines on most if not all major professional and collegiate sporting events using a wide variety of wager types for customers to choose from. Under those metrics, the sportsbook is not quite full-service as only football, basketball, and baseball lines are available. However, the marketing manager of the venue has stated that the sportsbook will rollout more options in the coming months. Once this happens, there is no reason not to think that the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook will be one of the best of its class among Mississippi sportsbooks.
The current Mississippi sports betting law, which was passed way back during the 2017 legislative session, allows for the operators of sports betting outlets to offer betting odds on professional sports leagues from the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB to Major League Soccer and beyond, as well as pro tennis, auto racing series such as NASCAR and Formula 1, boxing, MMA and other combat sports events. Being that this is the Deep South we are talking about, any betting shop that does not list odds for college football and other college sports as well on its betting boards will not be in business for very long. Fortunately for sports bettors in Mississippi in general and in Natchez in particular, the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook is expected to pass the “full service betting” test with flying colors in no time.
Although the Magnolia State’s betting laws, which have been in effect for more than a year already, do allow for sports bettors to use their mobile devices (regardless whether those smartphones and tablets are running on the Android or Apple operating system) to place bets on sports, the scope of mobile sports betting is fairly limited. This was done on purpose by Mississippi’s lawmakers that were in favor of gambling expansion that included sports betting in the mix, as these legislators were not interesting in having to go through a protracted fight with the wing of the Jackson statehouse that were opposed to gambling on ideological grounds. The chief fear of that latter group was the perhaps legitimate fear that children and underage people could get into sports betting if there was wider access to the activity via statewide mobile sports betting.
For the purposes of this review of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino sportsbook, our readers should be aware that you will be able to bet on sports using your mobile device, but you will only be able to do so within the confines of the newly renovated and updated sports betting lounge, gaming floor or lavishly furnished rooms of the hotel and/or casino. Other areas of the Magnolia Bluffs Casino property, such as parking garages or parking lots, or really anywhere not located inside the 45,000 square foot gaming space of the casino proper, are definitely going to be off limits for mobile sports betting using. If you are reading this review and that arrangement just simply will not work for you or won’t meet your needs, you can always enjoy legal mobile sports betting wherever you are by downloading one of the free mobile apps associated with legal offshore sportsbook sites such as Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI or 5Dimes, all of which serve Mississippi residents and have reliably for more than 20 years in some cases.
Proxy betting is a sometimes controversial topic, given the context in which this cottage industry was created. In essence, proxy betting services exist as a way to get around the ban put in place more than half a century ago by the Federal Wire Act of 1961. That longstanding law, which prohibits business from accepting wagers on sports or even information relating to the placing of a bet if the communication was carried out via one of the nation – be it a telephone line or an internet connection – is still in effect today. This situation leaves out of state sports bettors in a bit of a fix: either make the trip to one of the growing number of Mississippi sportsbooks (or a sports betting outlet in another state where it is legal to wager on sporting events) or stay home and bet between friends. Fortunately, online sports betting sites still accept sports enthusiasts from Mississippi and all over the nation. If driving to the sportsbook at Magnolia Bluffs is not an option, the safest way to wager is at a site like Bovada or BetOnline.