Mississippi

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Operator/supplier deals

Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa and the Riverwalk Casino Hotel (operated by Penn National) – SBTech

 

Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Boomtown Biloxi, Hollywood Casino Tunica, 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica and Resorts Casino Tunica (operated by Penn National) – William Hill

 

Online/land-based partnerships

Online sports betting is not permitted in Mississippi

 

Licensing deals

N/A

 

Marketing deals

N/A

 

Sports teams/franchises

There are no major league teams in Mississppi

 

Total number of betting premises

36 licensed casinos

 

Stake tax take

Approximately $1m from sports betting and $169m from casino in 2018.

What type of licenses are available?

DFS and sports betting, although the latter only for land-based casinos.

 

How do you apply for a license?

More information available here: http://www.msgamingcommission.com/index.php/forms_procedures/casino_gaming

 

What are the integrity fees?

None

 

What is the current tax rate?

12% tax on revenues for sports betting

8% tax on revenues for DFS

 

Is there a self-exclusion register in the state?

Yes, available here: http://www.msgamingcommission.com/index.php/forms_procedures/problem_gaming

Is sports betting legal? 

Yes

Mississippi went live with sports betting in August 2018, with casinos in the state permitted to take bets while paying 12% tax on revenues.

 

Regulator details

Mississippi Gaming Commission

620 North Street, Suite 200

Jackson, MS 39202

601-576-3800

info@mgc.state.ms.us

http://www.msgamingcommission.com

Executive director: Allen Godfrey

 

Is sports betting permitted online?

There is no online or mobile provision for sports betting in the state, although the law permits patrons to place mobile bets within properties. A bill introduced earlier this by Sen. Willie Simmons would have legalized mobile sports betting across the state but this bill has since died.

 

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

Yes. The state signed regulation for DFS into law in 2017, with operators paying 8% of revenues.

 

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?

None