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.