Mississippi casinos continue to win more from gamblers
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Casino revenues rose in Mississippi in May, as gambling halls continued their streak of winning more since sports betting was legalized.
Figures show gamblers lost $184 million in May, almost 2% more than in the same month in 2018.
That includes $1.2 million in sports betting revenue at casinos.
The 15 river casinos saw revenue rise 2% from May 2018 to $74 million. It’s the ninth increase in 10 months for the region. The increase comes despite a Tunica County casino closing in January and another set to close Sunday.
The 12 coastal casinos saw May revenue rise 2.2% to $109 million, a sixth year of revenue growth there.
Statewide revenue is up 4% over the last 12 months.
Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don’t report to the state.