In the final nine days of May, Mississippi casinos created $87,697 in sports betting revenue after the state’s casinos began reopening from 21 May due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
18 casinos were confirmed to have opted to reopen their doors on May 21, with a handful of others deciding to wait until later in the month. Mississippi Gaming Commission figures have shown that punters wagered $236,503 from 21 May to 30 May, resulting in revenues of $87,697.
Although it marks a significant decrease from the $1.2 m generated on a complete 31-day operation in May 2019, it marks an improvement on figures from April 2020 after casinos generated no revenue during the month.
Coastal casinos in Mississippi generated the vast majority of both handle and revenue, with clients betting $145,299. The highest level of interest was generated by baseball, with $10,108 in wagers put on sport.
Only $650 has been wagered on the region’s football which has been largely attributed to the month-long lack of major US sports in action. As a result, casinos generated revenue of $30,398, reflecting a 21.29 percent win percentage.
The northern casinos of the state generated the second-highest income and handle, with $68,066 wagering on sports outside the major leagues in the US. Revenues totaled $36,688, with a 53.9 percent win.
Non-US sports powered sales for central casinos, which managed a total of $23,138, $17,935 of which wagered on non-US sports. Baseball made up $5,186, with $17 wagering on football. Casinos won $20,071, which amounts to an 86.75 percent win.