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Penn National Gaming launches sports betting at five casinos

16 August 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced today that the company expects to begin offering sports betting at Hollywood Casino - Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casino - Biloxi on 17 August 2018, and at Hollywood Casino - Tunica, 1st Jackpot Casino and Resorts Casino Tunica on 24 August 2018.

Timothy J. Wilmott, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Penn National is thrilled to begin offering sports wagering to our customers in Mississippi. Their excitement has been growing since the federal ban on sports betting was repealed in May, and we can’t wait to provide our patrons with another great amenity at our casinos.”

Penn National plans to offer state-of-the-art sports books at Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis, Boomtown Casino in Biloxi, and at 1st Jackpot and Hollywood Casino in Tunica. Guests will also be able to place wagers on sports at Resorts Casino in Tunica using kiosks in the near future.

“I can’t wait to welcome fans from across the southeast this fall,” said Mike Galle, General Manager at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast. “Whether it’s for big SEC football games on Saturday or the New Orleans games on Sunday, we expect to provide a great venue for customers to enjoy betting on sports and the other great amenities at Hollywood Casino.”

“Every time I step on the gaming floor a customer approaches me about sports betting,” said Justin Carter, General Manager for Penn National’s properties in Tunica. “With the extreme passion in the region around sports, and college athletics in particular, we look forward to becoming a destination for fans in northern Mississippi, Memphis and Arkansas.”

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