Sports betting

Mississippi sports betting revenue rockets 707.4% YoY in March

| By Robert Fletcher
The Mississippi Gaming Commission has reported a 707.4% year-on-year increase in sports betting revenue in March, with players having spent 372.0% more on wagering during the month.

Revenue in March amounted to $5.2m (£3.7m/€4.3m), up from $648,647 in the same month last year, though the 2020 figures were impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Mississippi casinos were forced to temporarily close in the middle of March last year, while sports betting options were also limited by the cancellation and postponement of sporting events around the world.

Revenue in March was also 13.0% higher than the $4.6m posted in February of this year.

Consumers in the state wagered a total of $50.5m on sports during March, compared to $10.7m in the same month last year, and 5.7% higher than $47.8m in January this year.

Read the full story own iGB North America.

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