Mississippi Sportsbooks see betting decrease for Super Bowl

Super Bowl betting numbers were recently released and Mississippi betting saw a significant decrease for the big game.

The state went from $8.1 million in total bets last year to $6.4 million, about a 21 percent decrease.

Louisiana, who went live with mobile sports gambling a few weeks ago, estimates nearly $67 million wagered on the game.

Golden Nugget General Manager Chett Harrison tells News 25 that Louisiana residents make up about 20 percent of the foot traffic at Coast casinos.

He says the recent development of online betting in Louisiana can keep those people out for several reasons. “The fact that you just had sports betting available to them this year is obviously going to be impactful any time you add the proximity to not having to drive to Mississippi so yes, and then the online piece – because there is a lot of incentives available for creating accounts, and it be it just come online in Louisiana, so I think that also contributed to the numbers.”

Harrison says he believes legislation will legalize online betting sometime soon

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