Mississippi Sports Betting

MS Legalization 2024 Updates

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Action Network check mark Updated May 28, 2024

Mississippi Sports Betting 2024 Update 🚨:

Online sports betting in Mississippi is well on its way to going live after a House Bill was passed by the Senate’s Gaming Committee on Tuesday (HB 774). The Senate now has up until April 11 to hold a floor vote on this bill. This bill would allow for up to 30 sports betting operators to launch in the state that will need to be tethered to retail casinos. Mississippi lawmakers have until May 5 to legalize this bill until the legislative session ends for 2024.

Mississippi Sports Betting Key Takeaways

βš–οΈ Is sports betting legal in Mississippi?

Yes, retail sports betting is legal and live in Mississippi. Bettors are allowed to download mobile apps and place wagers within specific MS retail casinos.

Full mobile sports betting is not legal yet (outside of retail casinos). A recent bill (HB 774) was approved by the House Gaming Committee and is set to be presented in front of the House of Representatives next.

πŸ’Έ What are the requirements to bet online in MS?

When sports betting is legalized and goes live, you'll need to be 21+ years of age and physically in the state (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech or a downloadable desktop plugin) to place wagers from your phone.

πŸ“’ What mobile sportsbooks are available in MS?

BetMGMCaesarsFanDuel, and DraftKings (retail betting only)

Up to 30 online sportsbooks have been proposed in the Mobile Sports Wagering Act Bill HB 774. 

🏈 What sports can I bet on in MS?

When sports betting goes live, you'll can bet on all the major American league sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL) and more such as European basketball leagues, cricket and rugby.

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How Mississippi Sports Betting Compares

We graded Mississippi on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

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We'll evaluate Mississippi sports betting bill as it becomes available.

Sports betting bill analysis TBD. 

Mississippi Sports Betting Tips

Here are some sports betting tips for placing wagers in Mississippi:

Sports Betting for Beginners

If you’re new to sports betting in MS, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? How do you find the best odds? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances.

Our 11 sports betting tips for beginners can help you make savvier decisions come game time.

Sports Betting Glossary

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology -- favorites and underdogs, spreads and money lines, over/unders and props, juice and vig and so much more. It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions on all the main terms.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself in sports betting. There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one.

Mississippi Teams to Bet on

Mississippi has no shortage of professional and college teams to bet on:

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Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He’s a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.