Mississippi Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

In May of 2018, the Supreme Court overruled a law that placed a federal ban on sports betting. This decision has given each state the power to legalize sports betting, both online and in-person.

Mississippi sports betting has been legal since 2018. Mississippi casinos started taking sports wagers in August 2018.

Mississippi Sports Betting Locations

Yes, residents of Mississippi can bet at more than 20 different casinos throughout the state. Mississippi casinos that offer sports betting shown below:

Casino Name City
1st Jackpot Casino Robinsonville
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Biloxi
Boomtown Casino Biloxi
Fitz Casino Robinsonville
Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Philadelphia
Gold Strike Casino Robinsonville
Golden Nugget Biloxi
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
Harlow’s Casino Greenville
Harrah’s Gulf Coast Biloxi
Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast Bay Saint Louis
Hollywood Casino Tunica Robinsonville
Horseshoe Casino Robinsonville
IP Casino Resort Spa Biloxi
Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg
Magnolia Bluffs Casino Natchez
Palace Casino Resort Biloxi
Pearl River Resort Philadelphia
Sam’s Town Robinsonville
Silver Slipper Casino Bay St. Louis
Silver Star Casino Choctaw
Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel Biloxi
Tunica Roadhose Casino Tunica

Online Sports Betting in Mississippi

Online sports betting and gambling is currently not legal in Mississippi. There was a bill introduced to legalize mobile betting earlier in the year, but the bill died in February with little traction. Betting in Mississippi is currently limited to brick-and-mortar casino resorts.

Pearl River Resort, one of Mississippi's tribal casinos, plans to release a sports betting app that can only be used on the premises of the resort, due to state law.

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Mississippi Gambling FAQ

Aside from online sports betting, there other forms of gambling available to Mississippi residents.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in Mississippi?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports sites, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in Mississippi.

For those unfamiliar, Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often complete strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.

Contests Offered Lineup
Contests Offered Lineup

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Mississippi?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Mississippi. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Mississippi as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.

Does Mississippi offer a lottery system?

No, Mississippi does not currently offer a lottery system. There are reports that state Mississippi could be adding a lottery system by the end of 2019, although no date is set in stone at the moment.

Is online poker legal in Mississippi?

No, online poker and internet gaming, or igaming, are not legal in Mississippi. There is no estimated timeline for either of these game types to become legal.

Is online horse racing legal in Mississippi?

No, online horse racing is not legal in Mississippi.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.




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