Mississippi Betting Laws

Mississippi has plenty of sports betting options right now, but they are all linked to specific locations.

As yet The Magnolia State has not opened up its doors to mobile and online betting anywhere in the locale.

With an estimated population of 2.986million (2020 data) and a good history of generating casino revenues, there is some potential for the future.

Mississippi does not have any pro sports franchises in-state, though it does have some pretty decent college sports action with the Ole Miss Rebels (University of Mississippi) and the Mississippi State Bulldogs leading the way.

Land and water-based sites are generally situated in a few specific areas of the state  – each with multiple options for bettors.

Tunica Resorts (formerly Robinsonville) in particular is home to a selection of casinos which have sportsbooks. At one time this resort was third only to Vegas and Atlantic City in generating revenues.

Is Sports Betting Legal in Mississippi?

Yes, sports betting is legal in the state of Mississippi. You can bet legally at any licensed sportsbook at a land or water-based casino in the state.

As yet you cannot bet via online websites or mobile apps anywhere in the state, a big miss by the legislature in our opinion. There are a few land-based options to bet mobile – but only if you are on-site.

As well as betting on single-game matchups, you can also bet via parlay cards at sportsbooks. These are super-popular locally and a fun way to gamble.

The possibility of online and mobile betting becoming legal in MS is back on the table at least. Senator Philip Moran put forward a bill with just that in mind in early 2021. Watch this space.

Do you need to be Resident of Mississippi to Bet Online?

No, you do not need to be a resident of Mississippi to bet there. You just need to be physically on site at a licensed sportsbook when you place your bet.

What is the Legal Gambling Age in Mississippi?

You need to be aged 21 or older to bet legally in the state of Mississippi.

What Type of Sports Bets can I place in Mississippi?

  • Moneyline: Yes
  • Point Spread: Yes
  • Parlay: Yes
  • Teasers: Yes
  • Futures: Yes
  • Over/Under: Yes
  • Round Robin: Yes

NB: Like we already said, parlay cards are really popular in Mississippi – driving a healthy portion of the state handle.

What Sports can I Bet on in Mississippi?

You can bet on all major sports in Mississippi, including:

NB: There are no player props allowed in Mississippi on college sports.

Where can I Bet in Mississippi?

There are now more than 20 sportsbooks operating legally in Mississippi. They include:

  • Ameristar Casino Hotel, Vicksburg, MS 39180
  • Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Bok Homa Casino, Heidelberg, MS 39439
  • Boomtown Casino, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Casino Vicksburg (formerly Lady Luck), Vicksburg, MS 39180
  • Fitz Casino Hotel, Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
  • Gold Strike Casino Resort, Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
  • Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Philadelphia, MS 39350
  • Golden Nugget, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Harlow’s Casino Resort, Greenville, MS 38701
  • Harrah’s Gulf Coast, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
  • Hollywood Casino Tunica, Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
  • Horseshoe Casino & Hotel, Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
  • IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Island View Casino Resort, Gulfport, MS 39501
  • Isle of Capri Casino & Resort, Lula, MS 38644
  • Magnolia Bluffs Casino, Natchez, MS 39120
  • Palace Casino Resort, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Riverwalk Casino and Hotel, Vicksburg, MS 39180
  • Sam’s Town Casino, Tunica Resorts, MS 38664
  • Scarlett Pearl Casino and Hotel, D’Iberville, MS 39540
  • Silver Slipper Casino, Bay St Louis, MS 39520
  • Silver Star Casino, Philadelphia, MS 39350
  • Treasure Bay Casino and Hotel, Biloxi, MS 39530
  • Trop Casino Greenville, Greenville, MS 38701
  • WaterView Casino and Hotel, Vicksburg, MS 39180

How do I place a Sports Bet Online in Mississippi?

  • You must physically be on-site at one of the legal sportsbooks
  • You must be aged at least 21 years or older
  • You must not be on any relevant self-exclusion list

Legal Sports Betting near Mississippi

Remember folks, betting legally on sports in the U.S. is all about location, not residency. IT’s ALL about where am I now, not where I normally live.

This means your options are not just limited to Mississippi – there are others nearby:

Tennessee: For now the options are online and mobile only – there are no retail sites yet. You just need to be inside the state of TN to register for an account, deposit funds and bet. You also need to be aged 21 years or older.

Arkansas: Sports betting is legal, but only at a couple of land-based locations. You’re about a three-hour drive from Southland Racing Casino in West Memphis AR. It’s more than five hours to Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs. Legal betting age is 21 or older.

NB: Sports betting is also now technically legal in Louisiana, but voters have only just approved it, so it will be a while before it’s made live in the state.

Are Offshore Sportsbooks Legal in Mississippi?

Offshore sportsbooks are not legal in the state of Mississippi. So our advice is: Don’t even think about it.

None of these offshore books are legally licensed to operate in any of the 50 states, and likely they never will be.

That means if you sign up and bet, you have little to no consumer protection. If you win big and the book won’t pay out for example, what happens next?

So our advice is to stay within the laws – you have options both in-state and nearby.