Mississippi Reports March Casino And Sports Betting Revenue Increases

Written By Katarina Vojvodic on April 21, 2023 - Last Updated on July 24, 2023
March 2023 Gambling report for Mississippi

The Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC) reports the state’s gambling revenue monthly, separated into three different categories:

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

The MGC’s latest report shows monthly revenue and betting handle increase in March. However, both revenue and handle were down compared to March of last year.

Mississippi casino revenue March 2023 breakdown

Mississippi casino gambling revenue in March has increased month-over-month, surpassing January and February numbers from this year. Altogether, casinos in the state brought in $230.97 million in gambling revenue for the month.

All Mississippi casinos reported a month-over-month revenue increase. Here’s how much each region collected in revenue:

  • Central: $34.1 million (an increase from February’s $29.5 million)
  • Coastal: $143.0 million (an uptick from $134.3 million generated in February)
  • Northern: $53.8 million (a growth from February’s $47.7 million)

The $231 million in revenue generated in March is a notable increase from the $211.6 million reported in February. The figure is also higher than the $206.4 million recorded in January.

Despite the monthly uptick, the state’s casino revenue in March slightly decreased compared to March 2022. In March last year, Mississippi sports betting gross gaming revenue was $249 million.

Mississippi sports betting March 2023 breakdown

After reporting $40.9 million in handle in February, Mississippi saw an increase of almost $6 million, collecting $46.7 million in March. But the figure is a slight decrease from March 2022. Namely, during the same time last year, Mississippi’s total handle was close to $47.9 million.

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

  • Coastal casinos: total handle was $31.8 million
  • Central casinos: handle was $9.5 million
  • Northern casinos: handle collected $5.4 million worth of bets

Basketball remained the most popular sport among Mississippians. In total, players wagered $33.1 million in all sports during March. Out of that amount, $22.7 million came from basketball bets at coastal casinos.

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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 PlayCanada.com. 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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