Watching classified job ads is a stealthy away of deducing the direction of a company’s envisaged
expansion, even if they are not spelling it out in the press; and the number of positions being advertised
by Caesar’s Entertainment Mississippi paints the picture of a company on the verge of expanding into
Positions were advertised just last week, and not only are top level management positions being
advertised, but supervisor and ticket writer positions are also available for certain properties, which
point to a full-scale launch being imminent.
It seems that the first venues for sports betting in the Caesar’s group are destined to be Biloxi’s Harrah’s
Gulf Coast and Horseshoe Tunica. Caesar’s online will be something to look forward to as well.
There is industry-wide speculation that Mississippi may be ready to launch its state sports-betting as
soon as the end of this summer.
It’s interesting to note that these same positions within the Caesar’s group are not being advertised for
New Jersey. Why would that be, if the strategy is for sports betting to go live across the group? I thought
this over, and can only surmise that bringing in staff from Las Vegas to Jersey, is a far easier task than
transferring those same experienced staff to Mississippi.
Like Caesar’s Entertainment, MGM Resorts is also advertising widely for similar staff.
Borgata Casino AC already has a sportsbook up and running, having launched sport betting on 14 th June,
and has enjoyed the attention of no other than the sporting legend Julius Erving, who placed a bet on
the Super Bowl this week. His five dollars was on the Eagles. Borgata’s sports-betting online should
Other MGM Resorts looking promising for early sports betting opening are Beau Rivage Casino, Biloxi
and Gold Strike Casino, Tunica.
Churchill Downs is another gaming concern which appears to be setting themselves up for sports-
betting, but their recruitment drive is still at a very high level, with them advertising for a Corporate
Director of Online Gaming Development. This would indicate that they are still merely setting out and
are not as far down the road as Caesar’s or MGM.
Surprisingly, Penn National, which owns a number of suitable properties in Mississippi, does not appear
to be making any moves which indicate that they intend opening sports betting anytime soon. Having
scoured a number of job and recruitment platforms, nothing seems to be indicative of a move in this
What we do know with relative certainty is that MGM and Caesar’s will be first out the gates in
Mississippi with sports-betting; the next runner up remains a surprise!