Mississippi, along with Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, and Missouri, is one of six states that allow riverboat gambling. Gambling is authorized at tribal casinos and on cruise ships operating on the Mississippi River or in waters adjacent to the river where it has been licensed. Bingo is also permissible for charitable purposes, although horse and dog racing wagering is not.
Mississippi Gaming Regulations
The Mississippi Code of 1972, Title 75, Chapter 76, contains the Gaming Control Act. It established the Mississippi Gaming Commission to regulate legal activities within the state as well as monitor unlawful activity, with a first offense punishable by up to two years in the state penitentiary and/or a $10,000 fine.
Among other things, illegal activities include changing or misrepresenting the outcome of a game or event on which wagers have been placed, placing or increasing a bet after learning the outcome of the game or event, and manipulating any component of a gaming device contrary to its intended and normal operational purpose.
Native American Casinos
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw operates three tribal casinos in the state, including the Silver State Hotel and Casino, the Golden Moon Hotel and Casino, and the Bok Homa Casino, all of which are part of the Pearl River Resort. They operate 3,500 gambling machines and 70 table games, including blackjack, poker, craps, and roulette.
Mississippi Betting is Illegal.
The state of Mississippi prohibits sports betting.
Despite the fact that there are no sportsbooks in Mississippi, either physically or online, bettors can still choose from a variety of offshore choices. Online sports betting services are typically regarded as a far safer option than traditional bookmakers. Aside from the convenience of making bets directly from a computer or mobile device and a range of alternatives, internet bettors can rely on reputable and well-reviewed offshore bookmakers to constantly offer lines and pay out, which may not always be the case with local bookies.
Mississippi Casinos And Poker
The Mississippi Gaming Commission controls the state’s 30 active casinos, the first of which debuted in 1992. The state’s gaming tax revenue is anticipated to be more than $272 million, which is used to fund housing, education, transportation, health care services, youth counseling programs, and municipal public safety programs. More than half of Mississippi’s casinos are in Tunica and Biloxi, and most provide either gaming machines, table games, or both, with some additionally offering poker tables and keno.
Online games may appeal to interested players who can seek online poker websites in order to participate if they do not visit Mississippi’s state-licensed and tribal casinos, including riverboats on the Mississippi River.
Othe Mississippi Betting Options
Bingo for charitable purposes is lawful in Mississippi.
Mississippi State Lottery
Mississippi has no state lottery.