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Mississippi Casino Revenue In June Falls Below $200M First Time This Year

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on July 24, 2023
Colorful Poker Chips on a Casino Gambling Table with Mississippi June revenue

Adjusted gambling revenue (AGR) for Mississippi casinos in June has decreased month-over-month from May. The number also shows a yearly drop.

Altogether, Mississippi casinos collected $198.18 million in revenue for the month. The figure has been decreasing after reaching its highest in March. This is the first time this year that the revenue has dropped below $200 million:

  • January: $201,947,529.31
  • February: $206,399,101.69
  • March: $226,778,129.59
  • April: $209,398,683.62
  • May: $210,233,215.08
  • June: $198,181,406.74

Mississippi sports betting activity also saw monthly and yearly decreases.

Mississippi casinos show monthly and yearly revenue drop

The Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC) releases the state’s gambling revenue monthly, which is separated by the three different regions for Mississippi casinos:

  • Central casinos (Adams, Warren, and Washington counties)
  • Coastal casinos (Biloxi, Gulfport and Bay St. Louis counties)
  • Northern casinos (Tunica and Lula counties)

June’s total monthly revenue was $198.18 million, representing an 11.5% yearly drop from June 2022’s $223.94 million.

June’s total revenue is also a 5.73% monthly decrease from May’s $210.23 million.

Mississippi casino revenue June 2023 breakdown

According to June data from the MGC, here’s how much each region gathered in revenue:

  • Central: $26.56 million (2.25% monthly decrease from May’s $27.17 million and 3.45% yearly drop from June 2022’s $27.51 million)
  • Coastal: $127.34 million (5.95% monthly decrease from May’s $135.40 million and 10.27% yearly drop from June 2022’s $141.92 million)
  • Northern: $44.28 million (7.11% monthly decrease from May’s $47.67 million and 18.77% yearly drop from June 2022’s $54.51 million)

Mississippi sports betting was also down in June

According to the MGC’s sports betting report, players in the Magnolia State gambled less than during the previous month.

June’s betting handle reached nearly $20.41 million, showing a 23.73% monthly decrease from May’s $26.76 million.

During June last year, Mississippi’s total handle was nearly $25.10 million, meaning the activity dropped 18.69% yearly.

Here’s a total sports betting handle breakdown per each casino region:

  • Central casinos: $5.11 million
  • Coastal casinos: $13.03 million
  • Northern casinos: $2.27 million 
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Katarina Vojvodic is a lead writer for PlayUSA who lives in Toronto. Vojvodic provides coverage of the US gambling industry with a focus on US online casinos. Previously, she covered Ontario’s online gambling industry for Vojvodic holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Belgrade. Outside working hours, she can be found near the water with her husband and their two kids.

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