Mississippi betting handle hits $48m in October

Mississippi sportsbooks had their strongest month since launch in October.

According to figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC) sportsbooks in the state processed $48m in sports wagers in October, up from the $37.9m wagered in September.

Mississippi’s sports betting revenue also hit $12.3m in October, up from the $5.6m generated in September. October’s revenue also represents a massive increase on the $1.2m in revenue generated in October 2018.

Breaking down the figures

The MGC places Mississippi’s casino sportsbooks into three different categories based on their location – coastal, central and northern.

Once again, Mississippi’s coastal sportsbooks saw the most action. Bettors in the state wagered a total of $33.4m at sportsbooks on the coast, accounting for 69.6% of the state’s total handle. Coastal sportsbooks also generated more than $10m in revenue, 81.6% of the state’s total revenue.

Sportsbooks in the northern region were the second-highest performing venues in the state after bettors wagered $9.1m at Mississippi’s northern sportsbooks. In terms of revenue, the northern sportsbooks held onto just $1.2m.

The state’s central sportsbooks came in third place after generating just 986,398 in revenue from $5.4m in sports bets.

Football continues to dominate

Once again, football was the most popular sport to bet on in October. Mississippi’s sportsbooks processed a combined total of $28m in football wagers and held onto $3.4m.

Baseball bets accounted for $11.4m of Mississippi’s total betting handle and $6.5m of the state’s total revenue.

Parlay cards were also very popular accounting for $4.8m of the state’s total sports wagering handle. Mississippi’s Sportsbooks managed to generate just $948,395 from parlay card wagers.

Basketball bets contributed just $2m to the state’s total betting handle and just over $1m to the overall betting revenue in October.

For an in-depth look at each state’s sports betting statistics visit the BettingUS stats page.

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