The final month of the year delivered strong results for Mississippi sports betting and casino facilities.
Retail sportsbooks saw their handle climb 1.0%, from $73,605,361 in the Mississippi November revenue report to $74,358,933 in December, while the state’s wagering revenues climbed 122.1% month-over-month, from $5,087,585 to $11,297,381.
In total, Mississippi’s December handle represented the second highest sum in the state’s history behind October 2021’s total of $83,527,015. The sports betting revenue raked in during December also was the second highest in state history, behind October 2021 ($12,295,357).
Mississippi’s casinos saw similar returns in December, with slots gaining 9.5% month-over-month, from $2.046 billion to $2.241 billion, while table games at those facilities saw an 8% increase in revenue, from $156.489 million in November to $169.047 million during the final month of the calendar year.
Here’s what else to know about Mississippi’s December sports betting and casino report:
Mississippi Sports Betting, December vs. November
How Mississippi’s Sports Betting Haul Ranks Nationally
So far, Mississippi’s sports betting handle in December ranks 11th out of the 16 states that have reported data, sandwiched between Connecticut ($160.266 million) and Oregon ($53.806 million).
Mississippi offers retail sports betting, but only limited online sports betting.
Even without statewide online apps, Mississippi ranks ahead of West Virginia ($53.282 million), Arkansas ($30.936 million), Delaware ($8.157 million), and Montana ($7.218 million).
Nationally, New York ($1.632 billion), New Jersey ($1.055 billion) and Pennsylvania ($754.849 million) were the leaders in terms of wagering handle. Newcomer Maryland rounded out the top-five at $497.121 million.
For the year, Mississippi’s retail sportsbooks wound up with $531,951,768 in handle, which represents a 9.2% drop from the year before when the facilities raked in $586,086,026.
The state’s sports betting revenues in 2022 dropped 7.7% from the year before, going from $65,868,088 in 2021 to $60,816,325.