The state of Mississippi was one of the first outside of Nevada to make sports betting legal. In fact, only Delaware and New Jersey were quicker to open their doors to this massive money-making industry.
Mississippi accepted wagers for the first time on August 1, 2018 at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino in Robinsonville. By the end of the month there were 20 different commercial casinos that were taking bets and that number has grown even more.
For almost a year, Mississippi was the only state in the southeast region of the U.S. where sports betting was legal. It wasn’t until July of 2019 that Arkansas, which Mississippi shares a border with joined the fold.
By the end of next year (2021) there is expected to be only 10 states in the U.S., where you won’t be able to place a bet.
As far as the Southeast, Tennessee and North Carolina are both legal pending, Louisiana and Florida aren’t far behind, while Alabama and Georgia are both expected to join in the mix in 2021. Leaving South Carolina as the only state where it’s not legal.
List of Mississippi Sportsbooks & Betting Locations
|Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast||William Hill||Bay St. Louis|
|Silver Slipper Casino||William Hill||Bay St. Louis|
|Beau Rivage Resort & Casino||MGM||Biloxi|
|Boomtown Casino||William Hill||Biloxi|
|Golden Nugget||Golden Nugget||Biloxi|
|Hard Rock Hotel & Casino||Hard Rock||Biloxi|
|Harrah’s Gulf Coast||Caesars||Biloxi|
|IP Casino Resort Spa||FanDuel||Biloxi|
|Palace Casino Resort||William Hill||Biloxi|
|Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel||William Hill||Biloxi|
|Scarlett Pearl Casino and Hotel||DraftKings||D’Iberville|
|Harlow’s Casino Resort||BetAmerica||Greenville|
|Trop Casino Greenville||William Hill||Greenville|
|Island View Casino Resort||William Hill||Gulfport|
|Bok Homa Casino (Tribal)||IGT||Heidelberg|
|Isle of Capri Casino & Resort||William Hill||Lula|
|Magnolia Bluffs Casino||MBC Sportsbook||Natchez|
|Golden Moon Hotel & Casino (Tribal)||IGT||Philadelphia|
|Silver Star Casino (Tribal)||IGT||Philadelphia|
|1st Jackpot Casino||William Hill||Robinsonville|
|Fitz Casino Hotel||Foundation Gaming Group||Robinsonville|
|Gold Strike Casino Resort||MGM||Robinsonville|
|Hollywood Casino Tunica||William Hill||Robinsonville|
|Horseshoe Casino & Hotel||Caesars||Robinsonville|
|Sam’s Town Casino||FanDuel||Robinsonville|
|Ameristar Casino||William Hill||Vicksburg|
|Lady Luck Casino||William Hill||Vicksburg|
|Riverwalk Casino and Hotel||BetAmerica||Vicksburg|
|WaterView Casino and Hotel||William Hill||Vicksburg|
As you can see, there’s no shortage of land-based sportsbooks in Mississippi. At the time of this article there are 29 casinos with sportsbooks on their premise. Those 29 casinos span 11 different cities and there are 11 different sportsbooks operators.
A good majority of the casinos in Mississippi are located near/on the Gulf Coast shores in Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport and D’lberville. Biloxi by far offering the most options with 8 casinos accepting bets.
The only other cities with more than two casinos with sportsbooks are in Robinsonville (6) and Vicksburg (4).
The primary player in terms of sportsbooks is William Hill, who operates their books at nearly half (13) of the 29 locations. The only other books with multiple sites of operation are BetAmerica, IGT, Caesars, FanDuel and MGM.
Mississippi Online Sports Wagering & Mobile Gaming
While sports betting is clearly a big deal in the state of Mississippi, online wagering has not yet made its way into the fold. All bets must be placed in person at one of the sportsbooks.
The only exception to that being three tribal casinos (Bok Homa, Golden Moon & Silver Star), which offer mobile betting. However, all mobile betting at these locations must be done on the premises of the casino.