- It’s legal! Place your sports bets!
- In the state of Mississippi, we anticipate an amount of $43.6m to be wagered in the year 2020 (as per H2 Gambling Capital, H2GC.com)
- All sports bets must be placed in-person at licensed sportsbook facilities.
- Even though online and sports betting mobile apps are available to be used, you must still physically be at a licensed sportsbook facility.
- Minimum age for placing a sports bet is 21
Top 3 Mississippi Sportsbooks Online
Mississippi Sports Betting Guide
Mississippi was one of the first early movers to legalize sports betting ever since the PASPA laws were overturned by the Supreme Court. In legalizing sports betting the laws require each sports player to be physically present at the casino, sports betting terminal or kiosk. Bets can be placed online or via a mobile app, but the player still must be physically present. This requirement defeats the purpose of offering sports betting mobile apps and online sports betting since the player must still be at a licensed location. Not exactly mobile.
Nevertheless, the good news is that it is legal and sport bets can be placed.
Mississippi Online Sports Betting
Now although it is legal to bet online and via a sports betting app on location at various casinos cum resorts NONE of them advertise their online account creation or sports betting app. This maybe because the Mississippi sports betting industry is still in it’s infancy, but I believe it’s because there is no real benefit of using an online site or an app, when the player must be physically at the casino anyways.
Where can I place a Mississippi sports bet?
You must physically be in-person at various licensed sports betting locations in Mississippi. These are all casino whom have partnered sportsbooks to offer you the best sports betting experience.
We review a few of the best sportsbooks
Harrahs Gulf Coast – The Book
280 Beach Boulevard Biloxi
Brand new sports book that offers a variety of betting options. 12 full HD massive sport screens for fantastic viewing of every sports that you could bet on. Comfy couches and a great sports bar serving the most refreshing of beers and other beverages.
Harrahs Gulf Coast Open Hours
- Mon – 10am – 12am
- Tue – 10am – 12am
- Wed – 10am – 11pm
- Thu – 10am – 12am
- Fri – 10am – 12am
- Sat – 8am – 12am
- Sun – 8am – 12am
Hard Rock Biloxi Sportsbook
777 Beach Blvd Biloxi
Beautifully renovated and modernized, the Hard Rock Biloxi has created one of the best sports entertainment centers in Mississippi. A massive number of tv screens to view your sport on and to keep up to date with the latest sports betting odds. In fact over thirty flat screens are available displaying odds for their sports on offer.
In conjunction there is a sports bar and grill which offers the beers and other drinks that compliment a sports bet.
Hard Rock Biloxi Open Hours
- Mon – 11am – 12am
- Tue – 11am – 12am
- Wed – 11am – 12am
- Thu – 11am – 12am
- Fri – 11am – 1am
- Sat – 9am – 1am
- Sun – 9am – 12am
Hollywood Casino – Tunica
1150 Casino Strip Resort Blvd, Robinsonville
They claim to have the biggest TV in Mississippi for a sports book entertainment center! At over 12 feet by 24 feet it is a very big screen! A sports bar is also available serving beverages with the Stage bar along side it offering live band performances.
Hollywood Casino Tunica Open Hours
- Mon – 9am – 11pm
- Tue – 9am – 11pm
- Wed – 9am – 11pm
- Thu – 9am – 11pm
- Fri – 9am – 11pm
- Sat – 9am – 11pm
- Sun – 9am – 11pm
Popular Mississippi Sport Bets
Although Mississippi has no local team in any of the major sports in the US, the majority of bets are placed on the NFL followed by the NBA, with the remainder on other sports.
In 2019 Mississippi Sports Betting Turnover is broken down as per below:
Local Professional Sports teams
Unfortunately Mississippi has no local professional sport teams to support.
- NBA – Mississippi has no local NBA basketball teams.
- MLB – Mississippi has no local Major League Baseball teams.
- NFL – Mississippi has no local NFL football teams.
- NHL – Mississippi has no local NHL ice hockey teams.
Mississippi Sports Betting Laws
- In August 2018 the first sports bets were placed at two casinos owned by MGM Resorts. Since then Mississippi has expanded their licensing to 23 licensed operators.
- It was in 2017 that the sports betting law was passed by Government to legalize sports betting in the state.
- Once passed, the Mississippi Gaming Commission was given the authority to regulate and license the sports betting industry.
- The Mississippi Gaming Commission decided to implement a framework that only permitted betting in-person. It therefore remains illegal and unavailable to place a bet “mobile”
- Sports bets can be placed online or via a sports betting mobile app, however the player must in physically “in-person” be at the sports book licensed facility.