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Mississippi sports betting revenue up to $4.6m in January


The Mississippi Gaming Commission has revealed that sports wagering revenue increased 64.5% year-on-year to $4.6m in January, while the state’s handle also climbed by $10.0m.

Revenue was up from $2.8m in January of last year, and was also 31.4% higher than the $3.5m posted in the final month of 2019.

Consumers in Mississippi wagered a total of $45.2m on sports last month, which was 28.4% more than the $35.2m spent in January 2019.

Coastal casinos once again proved to be the most successful, generating a total of $3.1m in revenue last month, up 72.2% on $1.8m last year. Player spend was also higher at $30.1m, up from $21.2m in January of last year.

Northern casinos ranked second in terms of sport wagering revenue, bringing in $869,267 during the month, up 56.0% year-on-year, while their overall handle climbed 31.3% to $10.9m.

Meanwhile, revenue at costal casinos jumped 51.2% to $646,984, despite player spending falling 25.0% to $4.2m for the month.