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Mississippi Sports Betting Handle Quintuples Thanks To Football by Brian Pempus

Not to be outdone by its gambling rivals, the state of Mississippi on Monday announced September sports betting results, and the figures were impressive.

After seeing $6.3 million worth of wagers in August, the first month of Magnolia State sports betting, the casino industry took $31.7 million in bets last month, a fivefold increase month-over-month.

The casinos won $5.5 million on the handle, an increase of 754% over the nearly $650,000 won in August. NCAA and NFL football were the reasons, as football is the most popular sport for wagering. Football accounted for nearly $4 million of the revenue (more than 70%).

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