Mississippi sports betting handle continues to decline in July

| By Robert Fletcher
Player spending on sports betting in Mississippi declined for the fourth consecutive month in July, while the state’s handle also fell year-on-year.

Consumers wagered a total of $18.3m (£15.4m/€18.2m) in sports during the month, down 27.1% from $25.1m in June this year and also 40.4% lower than $30.7m in July of 2021.

Revenue improved month-on-month, rising 19.5% from $2.1m in June to $2.5m, though this figure was 13.8% behind the $2.9m reported in July last year.

Coastal casinos were once again the busiest of the state’s sports betting venues drawing a total of $11.4m in bets and turning $1.5m in revenue.

Player spending at central casinos reached $4.1m and revenue amounted to $481,362, while northern casinos took $2.8m in wagers and posted $513,693 in revenue for the month.

Baseball drew the largest portion of bets during July, with consumers wagering $6.5m at coastal casinos, $1.9m at central casinos and $1.6m at northern casinos.

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