Mississippi sports betting revenue and handle decline in January
| By Robert Fletcher
Sports wagering revenue and handle in Mississippi both declined year-on-year in January, amid ongoing efforts to legalise online betting in the state.
Player spending for the month amounted to $57.2m, down 14.0% from $66.5m in the same month last year and also 23.1% behind the $74.4m wagered in December 2022.
Turning to revenue, this reached $5.1m during January, representing a 21.5% decline from $6.5m in the corresponding month in 2022 and a 54.9% drop from $11.3m in the final month of last year.