The Mississippi Gaming Commission has posted a year-on-year drop in sports betting handle and revenue for October, while the Magnolia State also reported a month-on-month decline.
Betting handle in Mississippi amounted to $49.5m in October. This was 11.9% lower than the $56.2m posted in October 2022 and also 4.1% behind $51.6m in September this year.
In terms of revenue, this reached $7.3m during October. The Commission said this was down 5.2% from $7.7m last year and 9.9% behind September’s $8.1m.
Mississippi players head to the coast
Coastal casinos remained the most popular venues to place sports bets in Mississippi during October. These casinos took the most wagers and also generated the highest amount of revenue in the month.
Players spent a total of $33.8m at coastal casinos in October, with the venues turning $4.5m in revenue for the month.
Elsewhere, central casinos processed $9.7m in sports bets and reported $2.1m in wagering revenue. A further $6.0m was bet at northern ..