Casino Revenue Up Sharply Statewide in May

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Casino revenue rose strongly in Mississippi last month as Gulf Coast casinos had their second big month in a row. Figures from the state revenue department show gamblers lost $181 million statewide in May, up 7 percent from May 2017’s $169 million. Receipts were $107 million at the 12 coastal casinos, up 11 percent from $96 million last year. Coastal revenues have risen in eight months of the past 12. The 16 river casinos also were up for the second month in the last year, winning $74 million…up from $73 million in May 2017. Statewide revenue has been flat over the last 12 months. Choctaw Indian casinos don’t report their winnings to the state.

 

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