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Mississippi Casinos Continue Winning Streak

Written by:
Associated Press
Published on:
Mar/23/2019

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The hot streak continues for Mississippi casinos, with gambling halls statewide posting another revenue increase in February.


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It's the sixth time in the seven months since sports betting began that gamblers have lost more.

State Revenue Department figures released Wednesday show casinos won $173 million statewide in February, up 2 percent from $170 million in February 2018.

Receipts rose to $74 million at 15 casinos along the Mississippi River, up 1 percent from last year.

The state's 12 Gulf Coast casinos won $99 million, up 2 percent from February 2018.

Revenue statewide is up 4 percent over the last 12 months. River casinos show a 2 percent increase, the first time revenue there is up year-over-year since 2007.

Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don't report winnings to the state.

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