Mississippi Sports Revenues Drop in October

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This week the Mississippi Gaming Commission has revealed the state's sportsbetting numbers for October, noting that revenues are down 28.7% for the period.

The revenues for the month came to $8.8 million, down from $12.3 million last year. The numbers are higher than the month prior, increasing 33% from September. Handle for the month came in at $61.2 million, up 17.2% from September.

Casinos on the Gulf Coast once again were the biggest winners, generating $5.3 million in revenues on $41.2 million in wagers. Football generated $25.4 million in wagers, $5.8 million came on baseball, and $1.6 million on basketball. $3.5 million in parlay bets were placed and $4.9 million was bet on other sports.

Football is now in full swing throughout the United States, and November's revenues will likely peak higher with the NCAA Men's Basketball season starting in a week.

The reporting of the numbers comes a few days after Tennessee announced a big first week of regulated betting, with millions of dollars wagered.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.