Senator Files Bill SB 2732 To legalize mobile and online betting in Mississippi

by David Burke - Thursday, January 28th, 2021 7:16


American Football

Senator Philip Moran submits SB 2732 – a bill that will legalize mobile and online betting in the state of Mississippi.

Sports betting has been legal in Mississippi’s 31 land casinos since the state legalized sports betting in 2018. However, the legislation only allowed for in-person betting.

If the bill passes and legislation is pushed through, Mississippians will be able to place bets either on a mobile device or on a computer.

Speaking of the bill, Senator Moran said that:

“Every day millions of Americans in 15 states have access to state-of-the-art mobile sportsbooks, allowing them to place bets on their favorite teams and leagues at home while fostering much-needed tax revenue. Unfortunately, Mississippi law does not authorize online sports betting, but this bill seeks to change that”

He went on to add that:

“Mississippi has been leaving money on the table by not authorizing online sports wagering, and it is time to modernize Mississippi’s gambling offerings and do what’s best for Mississippians”

The proposal would see a percentage of state-licensed operator’s profits go directly to the state and could significantly improve the revenue currently generated by the sports betting industry. Sports betting in Mississippi was worth $370 million in 2019 which is considerably less than states such as New Jersey that allow mobile wagering.

 

David Burke
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