Review Of The Silver Slipper Casino Hotel Sportsbook
Every gambling spot along Mississippi’s famed Gulf Coast – home of one of the best gaming industries in the entire country - has its own strengths and advantages that makes playing there a unique experience, and the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel in Hancock County’s Lakeshore is certainly no exception to that rule. If you are a serious bettor or a newbie just looking to get into the hobby of betting on sports, then you should definitely check out our review of the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel sportsbook, as we will answer all the pertinent questions that visitors need to know before heading down to the “Riviera of the Southland.”
Being that the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of overturning the longstanding federal ban on legal sports betting, Mississippi sportsbooks are set to quickly become a reality, much to the growing excitement of sports wagering enthusiasts nationwide. We will take a closer look at what makes this fabulous casino’s sportsbook a worthy successor to the prestigious Silver Slipper that was a fixture on the Las Vegas Strip until 1988, diving into topics ranging from the expected opening date, the types of action to be offered and the status of mobile sports betting and proxy betting.
We should start off this review of the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel sportsbook by saying that, yes, the venue is officially open. This was able to happen because US Supreme Court returned a majority decision in May of 2018 to overturn the more than a quarter century old Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (also known as PASPA), the federal law than prohibited 46 of the 50 states from authorizing and regulating the operation of legal sportsbook operations. Additionally, Mississippi lawmakers amended the state’s law concerning daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests to allow sports betting to legally take place at licensed casino gaming locations within the state lines way back during the 2017 legislative session.
The Silver Slipper Sportsbook was one of the first to launch legal sports betting in Mississippi, going live on August 24th, 2018. There are about 20 televisions on the casino floor where sports enthusiasts can watch the big games, plus there will be several self-service kiosks in addition to the live counter. You can visit the sportsbook during the hours listed below:
- Monday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
- Tuesday 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
- Wednesday 11 a.m. 7 p.m.
- Thursday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
- Friday 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
- Saturday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
- Sunday 8 a.m. 10 p.m.
The Silver Slipper Casino Hotel Sportsbook does offer full service betting. “Full service” could, in many ways, refer to all the amenities offered by the Silver Slipper itself, with its spacious 30,000 square foot gaming floor, nicely appointed (and generously sized) rooms, wide variety of restaurants to choose from, numerous options at the day spa and so on, but the term means something special in terms of sports betting. For Mississippi sportsbooks like the one at the Silver Slipper, full service means that the bookie offers action on all the major sports that Mississippi residents love to watch. That includes professional sports like the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL as well as the US PGA Tour, Major League Soccer and various auto racing and combat sports series, but also NCAA college sports as well.
As for the different wager types that are available at the Silver Slipper Sportsbook, prospective players will be happy to discover that a full menu of different odds and betting lines are offered. You can take advantage of straight up odds (otherwise known as moneylines), against the spread odds (ATS), bets on the total combined score (over/under), as well as specials, team props, player props, multiple game parlay bets, teasers, pleasers, optional alternative lines and so on. That means that a skilled bettor or even an amateur will have plenty of chances to win big when they try their hand at picking winners at what is sure to be one of the best Mississippi sportsbooks, and it’s also why our review of the Silver Slipper Casino Hotel sportsbook is so favorable up to this point.
Even though we have had a pretty much universally glowing report of the situation thus far in our review of the Silver Slipper Casino hotel sportsbook, it seems like there always has to be a downside nestled somewhere whenever we put out one of these assessments. In the case of this and other Mississippi sportsbooks, the mark against them is that the state’s laws concerning wagering on sports do not allow very much by way of an expansive set of circumstances surrounding the prospect of mobile sports betting. However, you can place bets on sports using your mobile device at the Silver Slipper sportsbook (using the free to download mobile app appropriate for either Android or Apple smartphones or tablets), it is just that you will only be able to do so inside the physical location where the sportsbook is housed.
What that means in practice is that the only location at the Silver Slipper where mobile sports betting will be permitted is on the actual gaming floor or the casino, in one of the nearly 200 rooms in the attached resort hotel or inside the sports betting lounge (which has recently been overhauled in anticipation of the opening of the news sports betting outlet). The parking lots and parking garages are off limits, and you also will not be able to use your Silver Slipper betting app anywhere else in the state either. This provision – or rather, this prohibition – was written into the Mississippi state sports betting law as an attempt to avoid putting another form of gambling into the hands of underage individuals, which neatly enabled lawmakers in favor of sports wagering expansion to avoid protracted battles with opponents of such a move.
Proxy betting services – effectively business that enable out of state players to avoid directly violating some of the bans on interstate gambling imposed by the federal Wire Act of 1961 – are generally banned at most casinos. That is because having an in-state individual place bets on behalf of an out-of-state person is typically considered a violation of the Wire Act. We do not advice our readers to get ahead of themselves by seeking out the services of a proxy betting business. If you live outside of driving distance of Mississippi sportsbooks and want to get in on the action legally, we recommend you try out Bovada, BetOnline, SportsBetting, BetDSI or 5Dimes, all of which are 100 percent legal sportsbook websites based overseas.