Bet on Sports Gambling Arriving Soon in Mississippi

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The leader of a Mississippi casino association says casinos have been in talks with state regulators about draft rules allowing sports betting, and that changes could come quickly. Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association Deputy Director Michael Bruffey says the rules envision that any Mississippi casino could take bets and casinos could welcome bettors by the time football season begins. Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law barring gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. Last year Mississippi changed its law to allow sports betting as part of a bill legalizing and regulating fantasy sports. Bruffey says betting itself may not generate much revenue, but betting could bring more visitors to Mississippi’s 28 casinos which have struggled with competition.


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