Sportsbooks in the state of Mississippi reported positive revenue in June despite a decrease in sports betting handle.
According to figures from the Mississippi Gaming Commission (MGC), $15.1m was wagered on sporting events in June, down from $17.4m in May.
Looking closer at Mississippi’s figures
The MGC places Mississippi’s casinos into three different categories based on their location – coastal, central and northern.
Mississippi’s coastal sportsbooks were once again, the highest performing sports betting operations in the state. Bettors wagered $8.9m at coastal venues which in turn generated $709,901 in revenue for bookies in the region.
Sportsbooks in the northern region were the second-highest performing sportsbooks in the state taking $4.3m in bets and holding onto $549,846.
The state’s central sportsbooks came in at third place after accepting just under $1.9m in bets, generating $365,365 in revenue.
Baseball continues to dominate
Once again, baseball was the most popular sport amongst punters in the Magnolia State.
Mississippi bettors wagered a total of $9.2m on baseball events which in turn generated over $1m in revenue for sportsbooks across the state.
Punters wagered $2.5m on basketball making it the second most popular sport to bet on in Mississippi. Sportsbooks managed to generate $215,902 in revenue from basketball bets.
Parlay cards accounted for $2m of the state’s total betting handle which generated $233,157 in revenue for sportsbooks in the state.
Bettors wagered $1.3m on ‘other’ sporting events generating $183,070 in revenue for Mississippi bookies.
Football was the least popular sport with punters placing just $52,308 in bets and sportsbooks losing $19,573 on football bets.
For an in-depth look at each state’s sports betting statistics visit the BettingUS stats page.