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Mississippi Monthly Casino Revenue Dips In August, Sports Betting Up 9.2%

Written By J.R. Duren | Updated:
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According to the latest data from the Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi gambling had an up and down month in August, with:

  • Sports betting revenue increased by 9.2%
  • Casino revenue dropping 8.8% month-on-month

A look at Mississippi casino revenue in August

Overall, Mississippi casinos brought in $200.8 million in revenue, down from $218.6 million in July revenue. Revenue was close to dropping below $200 million for only the second time this year.

August’s $200.8 million total was the second-lowest revenue month, behind June, of the year for Mississippi casinos.

Furthermore, the August revenue report showed it was down 2.6% year-on-year.

MonthCentral RegionCoastal RegionNorthern RegionTotal
June$26,560,323$127,341,858$44,286,195$198,188,376
July$27,027,992$143,196,497$48,375,085$218,599,574
August$27,021,544$128,565,902$45,296,946$200,884,392
Total$222,886,255$1,070,719,47$378,851,291$1,672,457,007

Sports betting revenue up month-on-month but faced annual decline

So far, 2023 has not been kind to Mississippi sports betting revenue. Though August’s numbers show improvement month-on-month, the state’s sports betting revenue was down 10.9% compared to August 2022.

Central Region

Sports TypeHandleRevenueWin Percentage% Change, Yearly
Football$542,407.09$42,635.417.86%5.85%
Basketball$384,722.08$35,364.189.19%3.54%
Baseball$1,968,985.09$185,733.279.43%3.66%
Parlays$2,127,631.23$484,499.5122.77%-2.48%
Other$140,708.95-$17,975.65-12.78%-113.53%
Overall$5,164,454.44$730,256.7214.14%-4.41%

Coastal Region

Sports TypeHandleRevenueWin Percentage% Change, Yearly
Football$1,385,090.74$251,064.7218.13%5.60%
Basketball$565,258.79$42,228.057.47%11.29%
Baseball$7,157,210.39$740,861.9010.35%1.64%
Parlays$2,081,496.98$375,809.0318.05%-12.07%
Other$2,417,312.00$179,302.557.42%-96.75%
Overall$13,606,368.90$1,589,266.2511.68%-14.34%

Northern Region

Sports TypeHandleRevenueWin Percentage% Change, Yearly
Football$247,191.16$45,400.3418.37%10.83%
Basketball$184,437.42$24,843.6713.47%-19.47%
Baseball$1,178,627.18$92,835.067.88%1.99%
Parlays$759,491.75$161,371.1221.25%6.24%
Other$251,660.53$47,270.4418.78%-82.10%
Overall$2,621,408.04$371,720.6314.18%-4.03%

What’s in store for Mississippi gambling revenue?

Looking ahead to the fall, casino revenue results will be a mixed bag. In 2022, revenue spiked in September, dropped for two consecutive months, and then jumped nearly $30 million from November to December.

We should see the same fluctuation this fall but with lower revenue totals.

As for sports betting, we should see a significant jump in revenue next month due to the start of the NFL season. Numbers should stay high through December as NFL betting stays strong and the NBA season tips off.

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J.R. Duren has covered the gambling beats for more than a dozen states for Catena Media since 2015. His past reporting experience includes two years at the Villages Daily Sun, and he is a first-place winner at the Florida Press Club Excellence in Journalism Contest.

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