Mississippi sports betting handle down 14.5% in February
Mississippi has reported a sports betting handle of $40.9m for February, a decrease of 14.5 per cent year-on-year.
US.- The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported a state sports betting handle of $40.9m for February. That’s a drop of 38.6 per cent from January’s $66.5m and 14.5 per cent year-on-year (February 2021: $47.m).
Basketball wagers fell 26 per cent to $21.2m and Football wagers 23 per cent to $6.1m. Baseball contributed with $3,715 in wagers and other sports $5.4m. In terms of revenue, sportsbooks generated $1.9m, down 71 per cent per cent from January’s $6.5m and down 59 per cent from February 2021’s $4.6m.
Although Mississippi was one of the first states to offer legal sports betting following the US Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA in 2018, bettors can currently only wager at the state’s casinos and not online. Mississippi has 26 commercial casinos that permit retail sports betting.
Some lawmakers are trying to legalise mobile sports betting in the state but State Rep. Cedric Burnett’s House Bill 184 died in committee on February 1.
See also: Mississippi sports betting handle drops slightly in January