MISSISSIPPI SPORTS BETTING

YOUR GUIDE TO SPORTS BETTING IN MISSISSIPPI

Sports wagering is off and running in the state of Mississippi, with the Magnolia State offering legal sports wagers to those located in the state at this time. But while Mississippi sportsbooks are already offering action, the attention in this state is being paid to whether or not additional sports gambling privileges will be extended to those who are located there. In this guide to Mississippi sports betting, find out what types of sports wagering are currently legal and whether or not there are any plans to expand on them.

WHAT SPORTS CAN I BET ON IN MISSISSIPPI?

Bettors in Mississippi are able to wake on a large number of real money sports betting options, thanks to a large pool of sports to choose from. Given the popularity of Ole Miss and Mississippi State college sports, college football and basketball might be the most beloved sports to wager on.

In addition to college football and March Madness, Mississippi sports bettors are able to wager on the NFL from the preseason through the Super Bowl. They can also wager on professional games in the NBA, MLB, NHL and sports like soccer, horse racing and tennis.

As far as the betting markets within those sports are concerned, Mississippi sportsbooks have plenty to offer. Bettors can place straight bets, parlay wagers and teasers. And beyond the standard spreads, totals and moneylines, bettors can take on a diverse range of prop bets while attempting to earn payouts in this state.

WHAT SPORTS BETTING APPS CAN I USE IN MISSISSIPPI?

The sportsbook options in Mississippi are disappointing to those who want to do some mobile sports betting from outside of a specific physical location. That is because online sportsbooks are not permitted in the state, with online betting only permitted at a limited number of places where physical sports wagering takes place.

Mobile betting has become incredibly popular over the years, with sportsbooks like William Hill, MGM and DraftKings expanding into several states with their betting sites. But until mobile betting is permitted throughout Mississippi, those sportsbooks and other popular sportsbook brands will not be coming anywhere near this state, at least on mobile devices.

WHAT PHYSICAL LOCATIONS CAN I BET AT?

Unlike mobile apps, Mississippi casinos are allowed to offer sports betting in different locations throughout the state. The sportsbook options that are available are plentiful, with nearly 30 physical locations to choose from between land and water-based facilities on the Mississippi River. Here is a list of the different retail sportsbook locations that accept wagers.

  • 1st Jackpot Casino - Robinsonville
  • Ameristar - Vicksburg
  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino - Biloxi
  • Bok Homa Casino - Heidelberg
  • Boomtown Casino - Biloxi
  • Fitz Casino Hotel - Robinsonville
  • Gold Strike Casino Resort - Robinsonville
  • Golden Moon Hotel & Casino - Philadelphia
  • Golden Nugget - Biloxi
  • Hard Rock - Biloxi
  • Harlow’s - Greenville
  • Harrah’s Gulf Coast - Biloxi
  • Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast - Bay St. Louis
  • Hollywood Casino Tunica - Robinsonville
  • Horseshoe Casino & Hotel - Robinsonville
  • IP Casino - Biloxi
  • Island View Casino Resort - Gulfport
  • Isle of Capri - Lula
  • Lady Luck - Vicksburg
  • Magnolia Bluffs - Natchez
  • Palace Casino Resort - Biloxi
  • Riverwalk - Vicksburg
  • Sam’s Town Casino - Robinsonville
  • Scarlett Pearl - D’Iberville
  • Silver Slipper - Bay St. Louis
  • Silver Star - Philadelphia
  • Treasure Bay Casino & Hotel - Biloxi
  • Trop Casino - Greenville
  • WaterView - Vicksburg

Almost as impressive as the long list of betting facilities in this state is the fact that they many are run by some of the biggest names in the industry. While they aren’t allowed to operate on mobile devices, William Hill runs many of the sportsbooks in Mississippi, with bettors able to be confident in the quality of the wagering available.

MISSISSIPPI SPORTS BETTING HISTORY

Bettors don’t need to look back too far to get to the beginning of sports betting in the state of Mississippi. Sports gambling kicked off in the state with the rise of daily fantasy sports in 2017.

During the legalization of fantasy sports betting during that time, spearheaded by Mississippi Gaming Commission executive director Allen Godfrey, the state updated the language of previous laws against proper sports betting to allow it after the overturning of PASPA by the Supreme Court.

Once the Supreme Court overturned PASPA in 2018, it barely took a month for the state to allow bookmakers to operate within its borders. However, that legalization did not include mobile wagering, which impacted the state’s ability to take wagers during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, where states closed down their physical casinos to stop the spread of infection.

The coronavirus pandemic showed the Mississippi Gaming Commission just what could happen to the state’s sports gambling revenue without mobile wagering.

MISSISSIPPI SPORTS BETTING RULES

The most important legal sports betting rule in Mississippi is that bets have to be placed in person or via mobile device at one of a few physical locations. While states like Nevada, New Jersey and Iowa allow mobile wagering anywhere within state lines, Mississippi does not. Also, bettors have to be aged 21 or above to place sports bets within the state at any of the approved locations.

MISSISSIPPI SPORTS BETTING FAQ

IS SPORTS BETTING LEGAL IN MISSISSIPPI?

Sports betting is legal in Mississippi, although that is only the case at physical locations at this time with a couple of very small exceptions. Bettors can legally place sports wagers at those physical locations, though.

CAN YOU BET ON SPORTS ONLINE IN MISSISSIPPI?

Online sports betting is only permitted on mobile devices in a select group of physical locations that also offer sports betting. In essence, online sports betting is not a factor in Mississippi whatsoever.

IS DRAFTKINGS SPORTSBOOK LEGAL IN MISSISSIPPI?

DraftKings is responsible for the sportsbook product at Scarlett Pearl Casino and Hotel. But that is the only physical location that they are affiliated with, and there is no online sports betting for DraftKings to get involved with in Mississippi.

CAN YOU BET ON SPORTS IN BILOXI?

Yes, there are several land-based sportsbook locations that offer wagering on sports in Biloxi. See our list above for the Biloxi sportsbook locations that are currently operating.
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