This week the Mississippi Gaming Commission revealed that sportsbetting numbers in the state rose 17.9% from the same period last year.
Revenues for the activity came in at $6.6 million in September, up from $5.6 million last year, and the numbers are also up 78.4% from last year. This jump is due largely to the return of college and professional football, which is extremely popular in the south. NBA playoffs and NHL playoffs were also ongoing during this period, which resulted in a higher volume of bets.
Punters in the state wagered $52.2 million during the month, and coastal casinos were the bulk source of the action. These coastal spots generated $3.8 million of the total revenues, eclipsing further in-land destinations.