Mississippi Sports Betting Handle Takes Big Dip In July

Mississippi Sports Betting Handle Takes Big Dip In July
Fact Checked by Nate Hamilton

The mid-summer swoon continued apace for Mississippi sportsbooks, with a double-digit decline in wagering handle during the month of July.  

Sportsbooks in the Magnolia State collected a total handle of $17,728,739 in July, representing a 13.2% drop from Juneā€™s sum of $20,414,902.  

Revenue-wise, the facilities saw a bit of a silver lining, sports betting wise, with a 33.3% jump month-over-month, from $1,848,676 in June to $2,463,671 in July.  

The story was rosier for the stateā€™s casinos, which saw gains in every major category during the month of July.  

In total, Mississippi casinos saw an 8.4% month-over-month increase in slots handle, going from $2.203 billion in June to $2.388 billion in July.  

The same facilities took in $182.083 million in slots win, representing a 9.3% month-over-month increase from Juneā€™s sum of $166.557 million.  

The results for table games in Mississippi were just as rosy, with an 11.6% month-over-month increase in handle (from $156.957 million in June to $175.203 million in July).  

The table games hold numbers were even stronger in July, with a total hold of $30.451 million in July, up 13.8% from Juneā€™s total of $26.770 million.  

Mississippi Sports Betting, July vs. June

Hereā€™s what else you need to know about Mississippiā€™s sports betting and casino report from July:  

Betting handle Revenue
July $17.729M $2.464M
June $20.415M $1.849M
Change Down 13.2% Up 33.3%

Where Mississippiā€™s July Report Ranks Nationally

Nationally, Mississippiā€™s $17,728,739 sports betting handle for July ranked well outside the top 10 nationally, more than four times less than current No. 10 market, Kansas, which collected $79.7 million in wagers during the month.  

The Magnolia Stateā€™s July report was even further behind the U.S. leaders during the month, with New York ($966.6 million), New Jersey ($587 million), Pennsylvania ($338.5 million), Massachusetts ($294.9 million) and Maryland ($247.4 million) leading the way nationally during the seventh month of the year.  



Christopher Boan is a writer at BetMississippi.com specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.