MISSISSIPPI SEES $61M WAGERED ON SPORTS IN OCTOBER
Mississippi’s regulated sports betting market saw total wagers increase by 27 per cent to $61.2m in October.
Following the start of the new NFL season in September, American football generated the bulk of the total with wagers of $38.5m, with baseball contributing $8.0m and basketball $2.3m.
Sports Parlay Cards contributed a further $7.1m during the month, while other sports accounted for wagers of $5.3m.
MISSISSIPPI SPORTS BETTING HANDLE: OCTOBER 2020 (US$)
|Sports Parlay Cards||2,493,981||3,457,035||1,128,660||7,079,676|
The Coastal region’s 12 casinos saw wagers increase by 23 per cent year-on-year to $41.2m in October, comprised of American football wagers of $25.4m, baseball wagers of $5.8m and basketball wagers of $1.6m. Sports Parlay Cards contributed wagers of $3.5m, and other sports a further $4.9m.
Wagers from the Northern region’s seven casinos increased by 33 per cent to $12.2m, with nearly three-quarters of the total derived from American football wagers at $8.6m. Baseball contributed wagers of $1.7m, with basketball accounting for $0.5m, Sports Parlay Cards $1.1m and other sports the remaining $0.3m.
Sports betting wagers from the Central region’s seven casinos rose 44 per cent to $7.8m, including American football wagers of $4.5m and wagers from Sports Parlay Cards of $2.5m. Baseball accounted for a further $0.5m in wagers, with basketball wagers at $0.2m and other sports at $0.1m.
Overall, the state’s licensed sportsbook operators generated taxable revenue of $8.8m in October, down 29 per cent compared to a year ago, comprising $5.3m from Coastal casinos, $1.8m from Northern casinos and $1.7m from Central casinos.
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