Place your bets! Another casino in Tunica entered the sports betting arena with the help of former Memphis Tigers and pro-football player DeAngelo Williams and NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick.
The two joined folks at the casino to cut the ribbon for Horseshoe’s sports betting area called “The Book at Horseshoe Tunica.” Williams and Kirkpatrick also made the first bets.
The folks behind it says sports betting is about more than just which team wins and loses.
“Historically, your head and your heart is with your team, that was all. But now in that example I just gave you, if you back Ole Miss plus 3, they could lose the game, but if you back them plus 3 and they only lose the game by two points, you win your bet,” says R. Scott Barber, Regional President, Caesars Mid-South. “So now, you talk about tugging at your heart and your mind, and your right and the emotions of the game. Your favorite team that you’ve rooted for forever could’ve lost the game, but you still win your bet.”
Horseshoe is now the second Tunica casino to offer sports betting. Gold Strike Casino and Resort began accepting bets August 1st.