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The state of Mississippi revealed their sportsbetting numbers for the month of January, sharing that numbers for the activity were up from the same period last year.
Revenues hit $4.6 million for the month, up from $2.8 million last year. The number is also higher than the $3.5 million in revenues hauled in during December 2019. The state's punters wagered $45.2 million on sports during the month, which was up 28.4% from last year. Casinos on the Gulf Coast had the bulk of the sportsbetting numbers, with $3.1 million of the state's total in sportsbetting revenues, up 72.2% from last year.
Mississippi has been one of the few southern states to implement sportsbetting, and the numbers show that the industry can be healthy in the region. It's likely that heavy betting on football playoff games and wagers on the Super Bowl played a heavy role in boosting revenue numbers for the month.