Gold Strike Tunica Sports Book Tour (Video / Pictures) and Grand Opening!


Wednesday, August 1st at 11:45am CT in Tunica, MS, the gathered crowd took their seats, and were quickly welcomed and greeted by Gold Strike President and COO, David Tsai.

Tsai, former Senior VP and CFO for Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, just joined Gold Strike 3 months ago, and has overseen the preparation for this region’s first legal sports book.

Joining Tsai was a crowd of about 10 patrons / media members, along with Nolen Cannon, former MS Gaming Commission Chairmen & current member of the Tunica County Visitors & Convention Bureau, Lydia Graves Chassaniol, Republican State Senator from District 14, Cedric Burnett, Democratic State Representative from District 9, and Stanley Morgan, 4x NFL Pro-Bowler for the New England Patriots and former Tennessee Volunteer Wide Receiver.

Morgan made the first wager, which was a futures bet on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl.

From there, The Sports Book at Gold Strike was open for business.

Pictures of the actual wager window and odds board were not permitted, but I was able to grab pictures of the press conference, the lounge area, and the sports bar, which included multiple places to sit and watch games on almost 2 dozen televisions, along with a basketball quick shot game, a small putting green, and so much more.

For this to be put together in the short amount of time that it was, it is really remarkable.

Don’t overlook the significance of this event.  This is the first day that sports gambling has been legal in the Southeast region.

For people that fell in love with Las Vegas and wagering on football many moons ago, the fact that something like this is right in our backyard… well, it’s incredible that we’ve finally gotten here.

Watch the video above for the full tour and press conference, and then take a look at the pictures below to see what the new Sports Book at Gold Strike has to offer!  I know Chris and I will be spending many weekends in this location this football season.

Below are some of the opening lines from the MGM / Gold Strike Sports Book.  Obviously, lines will change, and these are only a few of the options at the window. Click on the image to see it full size.


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Gary began his first website in 1998 as a sophomore in high school, writing reviews of cds and live shows in the Memphis area. He became editor of his college newspaper, then moved towards a career in music.He started the infamous blog during the 2006 football season, and was lucky enough to get into blogging just before the coaching search that landed Nick Saban at Alabama. The month and a half long coaching search netted his site, which was known for tracking airplanes, over 1 million hits in less than 90 days. The website introduced Gary to tons of new friends, including Nico and Todd, who had just started the site diving into more than just Alabama news, Gary started up his first installment of in 2012. After keeping the site quiet for a while, it was started back up in April 2016. Gary then joined forces with high school friend Chris Giannini and began a podcast during the 2016 football season that runs at least 2 times a week, focusing on college football, NFL football, and sports wagering, and diving into other sports and pop-culture topics.E-mail: Twitter: @GaryWCE