Players in Mississippi spent more than $50.0m betting on sports in September, with the state reporting a year-on-year increase in handle.

Total sports betting handle in September reached $51.6m, up 19.7% from $43.1m in Mississippi last year. The monthly figure was also 141.1% ahead of $21.4m in August this year.

As for revenue, this amounted to $8.1m, a decline of 8.0% from $8.8m in September 2022. However, the total was 200.0% higher than the $2.7m generated in August.

Coastal casinos the place to be for sports betting in Mississippi

Consumers again favoured sports betting at coastal casinos in Mississippi. These venues took a total of $33.5m in sports wagers and posted $5.8m in revenue.

Meanwhile, central casinos processed $12.3m in sports bets and reported revenue of $1.7m. In addition, players spent $5.8m betting on sports at northern casinos, with revenue at these venues reaching $698,827.

In terms of what players were betting on in September, football was the sport of choice. This was due to the start of the new NFL season, which kicked off early in the month.

Bettors wagered $19.3m on football at costal casinos, $5.9m at central venues and $3.4m at northern casinos.

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