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Mississippi sports betting revenue reaches $11.3m in December


Sports betting revenue in Mississippi amounted to $11.3m in December, representing a significant month-on-month and year-on-year increase.

Revenue was 253.1% higher than $3.2m in December of 2021 and also 121.6% ahead of the $5.1m reported in November 2022.

In terms of handle, players in Mississippi spent $74.4m betting on sports during the month, up 31.0% from $56.8m in December 2021 and 1.1% higher than $74.4m in November 2022.

Breaking this down by region, coastal casinos were the most successful venues in December, generating $6.0m in revenue from $50.5m in wagers.

Northern casinos posted $2.7m in revenue off $9.9m in bets, while central casinos reported $2.6m in revenue off a $13.9m handle.

On the whole, football was the most popular sport among bettors, attracting $23.1m in bets at coastal casinos, $5.3m at northern venues and $4.8m at central casinos.

Legal sports betting in Mississippi is currently limited to retail wagering, though last week a bill that would permit online sports betting in the state was read in the House and referred to the House Gaming Committee.

This marks the fifth attempt by lawmakers to introduce online sports betting in the state. The latest attempt was in January 2022. Retail sports betting was made legal in Mississippi in 2018.