While Mississippi is 1 of 22 US states to offer legal sports betting, they have not yet legalized mobile betting. When can MS residents expect to be able to legally bet on sports online? We discuss that and all things MS sports betting here.
Legal Mississippi Sports Betting Details
|Start Date||August 1, 2018|
|Legal Age to Bet||21|
|Online/In App Betting||No|
|Maximum Bet||No Limit|
|Corresponding Bill||Title 13 Part 9 and HB 172|
|Eligible Sportsbooks||Currently limited to on-premises sports betting.|
Top Rated Sportsbooks in Mississippi
While you can not bet online from anywhere in Mississippi, you can still use the FanDuel and DraftKings apps while you are on-site in the casino. The good news is that both sportsbooks are already established and operating in MS. This means both books will be first-to-market once legal mobile sports betting takes off in the state.
|Sportsbook||Our Grade||Promo Offer||Get Started|
|9.8Out of 10||Up to:$500||Get Offer|
|9.5Out of 10||Up to:$1,025||Get Offer|
Current Mississippi Sportsbook Options
As of June 2020, Mississippi has yet to legalize online and mobile sports betting. House Bill 172, mentioned in the table above, is aiming to change that this year. If the bill passes mobile sports betting would be legal throughout Mississippi. As we stand today, Mississippi residents can only bet on-site at any of the states regulated sportsbooks.
|BetAmerica||Harlow’s Casino||4280 Harlows Blvd, Greenville, MS 38701|
|BetAmerica||Riverwalk Casino||1046 Warrenton Rd, Vicksburg, MS 39180|
|Caesars||Harrah’s Gulf Coast||280 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530|
|Caesars||Horseshoe Casino||1021 Casino Center Dr, Robinsonville, MS 38664|
|DraftKings||Scarlett Pearl||9380 Central Ave, D’Iberville, MS 39540|
|FanDuel||IP Casino Resort Spa||850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi, MS 39530|
|FanDuel||Sam’s Town||1477 Casino Strip, Boulevard, Robinsonville, MS 38664|
|Golden Nugget||Golden Nugget||151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530|
|Hard Rock||Hard Rock||777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39530|
|The Sports Book at Fitz||Fitz Casino||711 Lucky Ln, Robinsonville, MS 38664|
As you can see from the table above, many big-name sportsbooks are already operating in Mississippi including FanDuel, DraftKings, BetAmerica, William Hill, and BetMGM. If HB 172 is put into law in 2020 we will see additional sportsbooks like PointsBet, Fox Bet, and Score to make their first move into MS.
Mississippi Legal Sports Betting FAQ’s
With legal sports betting and legal on-site mobile betting, Mississippi is as close as a state can get to completely legal sports betting. This leaves residents and visitors with several obvious questions. We answer each of these in the FAQ’s found below.
Is sports betting legal in Mississippi?
Yes, sports betting is currently legal in the state of Mississippi. That being said, as of June 2020 mobile online sports betting is not legal.
Will mobile sports betting be legal in MS in 2020?
If asked this question this time last year, we would have been 100% certain that mobile betting would be legal in MS by 2020. In fact, we have active legislation right that would make mobile sports betting legal. The only concern we have is what effect COVID-19 will have on pending sports betting bills across the country.
What sports can I bet on in Mississippi?
We know what the people in Mississippi are thinking… can we bet on Lane Kiffin and John Rhys Plumlee this fall? Yes, you can bet on college sports in Mississippi, and yes that does include the state’s Universities. Beyond college sports, you can bet on the usual professional sports including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, UFC, Nascar, and Tennis.
Is live betting available in Mississippi?
Live betting is available, as long as you are on-site at one of the state’s 10 casinos and sportsbooks. Live betting in a sportsbook is typically done through the sportsbook’s mobile app. So if you are at IP Casino in Biloxi you will live bet through the FanDuel app.
Are there any other rules MS sports bettors should be aware of?
There are several rules you should be aware of. The first is that the legal gambling age in MS is 21. The second is the current tax rate (for operators) is set to 12%, with 8% of that tax revenue going to the state and the remaining 4% going to local governement. The state raked in over $100 million in revenue in 2020.
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