Consumers in Mississippi wagered a total of $25.1m (£21.0m/€24.6m) on sports betting during June, a drop on last year and also the third consecutive month of decline in the US state.

Handle for the month was 41.8% lower than $43.1m in June 2021, while the total was also down 14.0% from $29.2m in May of this year.

Revenue for the month reached $2.1m, a 34.4% drop from $3.2m in June of last year and down 47.5% from $4.0m in May 2022, marking the second straight month of decline.

Coastal casinos remained by far the venues of choice for players in the state, with bettors wagering a total of $17.3m on sports during the month, while the casinos were able to generate $1.3m in revenue.

Player spending at central casinos reached $4.5m in June, with revenue at these venues hitting $464,667, while northern casino handle was $3.3m and revenue $339,142.

Baseball was the most popular sport to bet on across all venues in the month, with coastal casino customers wagering $8.8m, central casino players $1.5m and northern casino bettors $1.3m.

The Mississippi Gaming Control Board also noted that the state’s casinos had a collective win percentage of 8.30% for the month.

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