There has been an increase 19.2% year-on-year to $37.9m in Sports gambling revenue in Mississippi. The state took in $5.6m in revenue from sports bets. To a great extent, the annual growth came from casinos in the state’s central area. The state’s Gaming Commission revealed that revenue from the region amounted to $780,798 up 65.9% year-on-year, as bookmakers in the region recorded a 15.29% win percentage.
The coastal region recorded a 14.7% increase from the previous year; however, the region’s percentage win declined from 17.7% to 13.9%, causing coastal region revenue to drop from 10.2% to $3.5m. The northern part of the state handled $7.4m in sports wagers, up 9.6% from 2018. The percentage win in the region came to 18.1%, ensuring revenue rose from 19% to $1.3m.
The return of the NFL in September 5th made football the most popular sport for wagers in the state. Revenue from football amounted to 50.9% of Mississippi’s monthly total. The sport’s popularity was consistent from region to region. Northern region handle recorded 69.2%, coastal region 66.8%, and central region handle70.1%.
Parlay cards, which were the most effective form of betting for Mississippi bookmakers, brought in $2.2m in revenue on $6.5m worth of bets. Revenue from parlays rose by 387.3% to $187,373. Bookmakers in the coastal region took in $1.3m on parlay cards in $4.6m worth of bets. Clients in the state ventured $5m on baseball, $155,273on basketball handle, while revenue from the sport added up to $29,055.