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Online Gaming in Mississippi
In 2016, Gov. Phil Bryant signed fantasy sports bill S 2541 into law, bringing regulated DFS to the state. However, the law was only a temporary measure, and repealed itself on 1 July 2017.
On 13 March 2017, Gov. Bryant signed H 967, a more permanent solution to daily fantasy sports. The bill, which passed both the House and Senate with ease, features a licensing fee that costs $5,000 over three years, outlines consumer protections and puts the Mississippi Gaming Commission in charge of oversight.
Very quietly, Mississippi also adapted the daily fantasy sports bill to remove any language that was problematic for sports betting going forward, making the process more seamless once the U.S Supreme Court made its decision to abolish PASPA in May 2018. In turn, on 1 August, Mississippi became the fourth state with active legal sports betting when MGM opened sportsbooks at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino in Tunica. Sam’s Town, Horseshoe, Pearl River and IP Casino quickly followed suit.
As written, current laws limit gambling to those physically present in a licensed casino. Electronic sports betting is permitted, but only if conducted on-site. No mobile or online wagering can take place off the grounds of a casino.
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US Supreme Court decision paves the way for legalized sports betting in New Jersey and beyond
14 May 2018
Today's monumental ruling by the Supreme Court determined that the federal ban on sports betting, as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, is unconstitutional, which could lead to as many as 20 U.S. states legalizing sports betting within the next year.
Southern Gaming Summit 2018 highlighted by Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame induction
9 May 2018
In a transition year, SGS was held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and for the first time under the sole ownership of the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association.
Mississippi: State Rep. Bobby Moak introduces online poker bill
14 January 2015
State Rep. Bobby Moak introduces Bill 306 which aims to create an effective state regulatory and licensing system for online gaming.
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Mississippi mobile sports betting bill
5 January 2022
This bill would allow adults in The Hospitality State to wager on sports from their phones.
Mississippi House Bill 1113
9 April 2018
An amendment to prohibit wagering on athletic events.
Mississippi House Bill 1154
9 April 2018
A bill that would create a committee to study sports gambling taxes and recommend the best practice taxation policies.
Mississippi Attorney General opinion on DFS legality
29 January 2016
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood released an official opinion that daily fantasy sports are illegal in the state.
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