Mississippi sports betting handle up 7.9% in April

The Mississippi Gaming Control Board (MGCB) reported a 7.9% year-on-year rise in sports betting handle for April, though the state experienced a slight drop in revenue.

Consumers in Mississippi wagered $35.5m (£28.7m/€33.9m) on sports during the month, up from $32.9m in April 2021 but 25.9% down from $47.9m in March this year.

Revenue slipped 2.3% year-on-year to $4.2m, though this figure was marginally higher than $4.1m in March 2022 despite the lower handle.

Coastal casinos remained the venue of choice for consumers, with these casinos generating a total of £2.5m in revenue from $23.5m in wagers.

Revenue from central casinos reached $941,421 for the month, with players having wagered a total of $6.6m. Northern casino revenue amounted to $747,476 from a handle of $5.5m.

Basketball was again by far the most popular sport to bet across all regions in Mississippi, with $10.0m worth of wagers placed at coastal casinos, $2.0m in central venues and $2.9m at northern casinos.

The MGCB also noted that casinos across the state had a total win percentage of 11.9% for the month, down 17.1% on the previous year.

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