Tunica sportsbooks open for wagers; football drives the action

Mississippi does sports betting handle of $7.7 million in first month

By , Daily Memphian Updated: October 01, 2018 2:16 PM CT | Published: September 28, 2018 2:58 PM CT
<strong>Mario McKillion places bets on football at the Horseshoe Casino's new sports betting lounge. &ldquo;I like taking the underdog team, having the points on my side,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They don&rsquo;t have to win the game. I&rsquo;m big on that.&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp;(Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Mario McKillion places bets on football at the Horseshoe Casino's new sports betting lounge. “I like taking the underdog team, having the points on my side,” he said. “They don’t have to win the game. I’m big on that.” (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Behind the counter at the Horseshoe Casino’s sportsbook in Tunica, employees wearing black-and-white striped shirts are taking wagers. The ghost of disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy apparently is not even a memory, bad karma having been cast out on these winds of change.

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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