Mississippi sports betting technically launched in August 2018, however the law states that users must be in-person at a licensed casino regulated to receive wagers.
Unfortunately Mississippi sports betting kicked the idea of remote sports betting down the road once again, meaning the only way someone can wager is to visit a physical sportsbook. Bets can be placed in person, or though a mobile app but only within the vicinity of the regulated casino.
The journey to legalize sports betting in Mississippi began properly in 2014, when the Mississippi house gaming committee created the ‘Internet Gaming Task-force’ whose job was to research and fact-find about the potential issue of online sports betting. Then in 2017, it seemed like Mississippi sports betting would be a viable market as the state repealed the part of the law which prohibits sports betting. However, its is now 2021 and the despite the Supreme court removing the sports betting hurdle from the law – Mississippi still only offers an in-person betting option.
At this current moment, online Sports betting apps are highly regulated in Mississippi. BetMGM offers a Mississippi sports betting app, but users must be located physically in a BetMGM sportsbook to access/wager using this app.
Yes! There are 23 venues for sports betting in Mississippi, all of which are license and regulated for use across multiple sports.
Yes! The only restrictions Mississippi sports betting has on wagering is for political offices and high school sports
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