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MS sports betting revenue up despite handle dip in April


Mississippi experienced a year-on-year increase in sports betting revenue in April despite reporting a decline in handle.

Player spending for the month amounted to $31.8m, which was 10.4% lower than $35.5m in April 2022 and also 31.9% down from $46.7m in March of this year.

However, revenue reached $4.3m, which was up marginally from $4.2m in the same month last year but 14.0% lower than $5.0m in March.

Coastal casinos remained the most popular with players, with total revenue at these venues reaching $2.5m off $19.1m in bets.

Revenue at central casino venues amounted to $1.2m from an $8.3m handle, while northern casinos generated $603,430 off $4.4m in bets.

Basketball was again the sports of choice among players, drawing $13.5m in total bets. Some $7.9m of this was wagered at costal casinos.