Mississippi betting revenue down 50% year-on-year in August

| By Daniel O'Boyle
Sports betting revenue in Mississippi dropped sharply year-on-year in August, dropping 49.7% to $1.9m as Hurricane Ida forced patrons to stay home and casinos to close towards the end of the month.

Compared to July, revenue was down 10.4%.

The $1.9m in revenue came on bets worth $21.4m, a year-on-year drop of 47.2% as operators’ win percentage game to 8.8%.

Just under half of the state’s sports betting revenue came from sportsbooks in the state’s coastal region, which contains most of the state’s large casinos. These casinos took in $894,312, down 61.4% from August 2020, on bets worth $13.8m, down 34.6%.

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