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

CasinoSportsbook AffiliateLocation
Hollywood Casino Gulf CoastWilliam HillBay St. Louis
Silver Slipper CasinoWilliam HillBay St. Louis
Beau Rivage Resort & CasinoMGMBiloxi
Boomtown CasinoWilliam HillBiloxi
Golden NuggetGolden NuggetBiloxi
Hard Rock Hotel & CasinoHard RockBiloxi
Harrah’s Gulf CoastCaesarsBiloxi
IP Casino Resort SpaFanDuelBiloxi
Palace Casino ResortWilliam HillBiloxi
Treasure Bay Casino and HotelWilliam HillBiloxi
Scarlett Pearl Casino and HotelDraftKingsD’Iberville
Harlow’s Casino ResortBetAmericaGreenville
Trop Casino GreenvilleWilliam HillGreenville
Island View Casino ResortWilliam HillGulfport
Bok Homa Casino (Tribal)IGTHeidelberg
Isle of Capri Casino & ResortWilliam HillLula
Magnolia Bluffs CasinoMBC SportsbookNatchez
Golden Moon Hotel & Casino (Tribal)IGTPhiladelphia
Silver Star Casino (Tribal)IGTPhiladelphia
1st Jackpot CasinoWilliam HillRobinsonville
Fitz Casino HotelFoundation Gaming GroupRobinsonville
Gold Strike Casino ResortMGMRobinsonville
Hollywood Casino TunicaWilliam HillRobinsonville
Horseshoe Casino & HotelCaesarsRobinsonville
Sam’s Town CasinoFanDuelRobinsonville
Ameristar CasinoWilliam HillVicksburg
Lady Luck CasinoWilliam HillVicksburg
Riverwalk Casino and HotelBetAmericaVicksburg
WaterView Casino and HotelWilliam HillVicksburg

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.