Can you gamble online in Mississippi?
|Horse racing online betting
THE Magnolia State was one of the forerunners in the move to legalize sports betting, launching retail opportunities back in 2018. However, for those who wish to bet from the comfort of their own sitting rooms or while at the bar, the news isn’t so positive, with online sportsbooks only available to use on-site – you must be at the casinos that operate apps to be able to use them.
The desire for many to legalize state-wide mobile sports betting remains on the agenda, with the latest move falling at the committee stage this year. Opposition remains from several of the casino operators who fear a reduction in their revenue from extensive online sports betting, with no movement likely now in 2022.
At present you must be at the casinos – on land or riverboat – running their own sportsbooks to place sports bets in person and online, and registering for apps must be completed on the premises.
Sports betting has been legalized with online options limited to on-site use at casinos which operate their own app. You must at the casinos to place a bet in the NBA or NFL.
Considerably problematic with no tracks in the state offering on-site betting and only casinos with betting facilities. Mississippi is also one of the few states in the US not to be open to advance-deposit wagering operators.
There has been no legislation introduced to allow for the use of online casinos, and none is expected in the near future. There are offshore sportsbooks that allow US residents to register and play online casinos games but they operate outside US law and players participate at their own risk with no consumer protection.
Mississippi Poker and Card Rooms
Online poker is illegal with the state’s land-based and riverboat casinos offering a range of live and electronic poker options.
The state lottery is open to players aged 21 or over and ticket sales are available at licensed retailers up and down the state; there is no option to purchase tickets online.
DFS events were officially legalized in the state in 2017 with operators including FanDuel and DraftKings active in Tennessee.
Mississippi Betting FAQs:
Is sports betting legal in Mississippi?
Sports betting is legalized but online betting of any type is strictly limited to sports betting at online casinos, with no online options for horse race betting. The legal age for all gambling in the state is 21, with gambling regulated by the MS Gaming Commission.
Is online casino legal in Mississippi?
Online casino games have not yet been legalised.