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.
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.
|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.|
Online sports betting officially became legal in Mississippi in September 2021, allowing online sportsbooks to start operating in the state. Mississippians now have access to a variety of sportsbooks where they can make wagers on their favorite teams, players and events. All online sportsbooks are regulated by the Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC), ensuring safe and secure betting for players. Most sites offer generous bonuses and promotions as well, giving users extra value for their bets.
|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 2022 we will see additional sportsbooks like PointsBet, Fox Bet, and Score to make their first move into MS.
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.
Yes, sports betting is currently legal in the state of Mississippi.
Yes, as of September, 2021 sports betting via mobile apps became legal.
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.
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.
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 2022.