Mississippi Sports Betting Activity Drops 30% for Second Month in a Row

by Olivia Richardson - Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 9:56

Baseball was the most wagered-on sport at sportsbooks throughout the month

The latest monthly revenue report from the Mississippi Gaming Commission reveals that the state’s licensed sports betting operators reported accepting $21.4 million in wagers throughout the month of August. The latest figures mark a drop of 30% on July’s figures as sports betting activity dropped for the second month in a row.

August’s sports betting activity falls well short of 2021’s record month of January when Mississippi gamblers placed over $67.7 million in wagers on sports.

The state’s coastal sportsbooks were once again the top earners in Mississippi as sports fans in Gulf Port, Bay St. Louis, and Biloxi accepted $13.7 million in wagers accounting for 64% of all wagers placed in the state during August. Meanwhile, sportsbooks in Mississippi’s central region accepted just over $4 million in wagers. Northern-based sportsbook were just slightly behind taking in $3.6 million in bets throughout the month.

Baseball remains the most popular sport in Mississippi sportsbooks as locals placed $11.6 million in wagers on the MLB and MiLB. This accounted for 54% of all bets placed throughout the month. Football was the next most wagered-on sport attracting just over $2 million in wagers.

Mississippi sports betting operators reported a win percentage of 8.8% for August, down slightly from on July’s win percentage of 9.42%. Taxable revenue totaled $1.8 million for the month, down from the $2.8 million reported by operators during July.

Olivia Richardson

Olivia has worked as an editor and writer for major brands across multiple niches. She now focuses on the iGaming and sports betting industries.