Mississippi Sports Betting Handle Drops to $47.8 Million in February

by Ciaran McEneaney - Friday, March 19th, 2021 10:21


Basketball attracted the most bets in February

The Mississippi Gaming Commission’s monthly report for February shows a sports betting handle of $47,807,573.85 for the month.

February’s figure marks a 29.4% drop on January’s record-breaking sports betting handle of $67,707,627.70.

The monthly report shows that the majority of sports betting revenue was generated in casinos in Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, and Gulf Port.

Sportsbooks in these coastal regions took in $34,665,978.33 in wagers throughout February while casinos in central regions posted a combined handle of $7,778,475.75. Northern casinos accounted for just $5,363,119.77 of the state’s overall handle.

Basketball was the most popular sport attracting 60% of all sports wagers in the state for a total of $28,689,425.72. Football was distant second with only $7,914,477.64 in bets during February.

February’s report also shows a win percentage of 9.64% down 4.26% on January’s percentage of 13.46%.

Despite a flourishing retail sports betting market, Mississippi lawmakers have yet to pass legislation for mobile sports betting with the latest bill SB 2732 failing earlier this year.

 

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Ciaran McEneaney
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Ciaran has a decade of experience writing for some of the biggest names in the eSports, poker, and casino industries.