Sports betting

Mississippi to revisit online sports betting in new bill

| By Robert Fletcher
Lawmakers in Mississippi are to consider a new bill that seeks to legalise online sports betting in the US state.

Introduced by Senator Scott DeLane, Senate Bill 2396 sets out plans to amend existing laws in the state and permit wagering online and via mobile.

Mississippi opened its regulated sports wagering market in August 2018, but players are currently limited to land-based betting at licensed casinos.

Language in SB 2396 states that players would be permitted to wager on sports via an internet platform authorised and licensed by the Mississippi Gaming Commission.

Operators would be limited to running one online sports betting platform per license.

The bill did not include details in terms of the number of licences that would be awarded, nor how much these permits would cost or at what rate operators would have to pay tax.

Read the full story on iGB North America.

Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter