First 2024 Online Mississippi sports betting bill filed

Sports Betting

Mississippi could become the 30th state to legalize mobile sports betting. Since Mississippi lawmakers legalized retail sports betting in 2018, placing wagers has been limited to the 26 brick-and-mortar casinos located across the state.

Rep. Cedric Burnett (D-9) introduced bill HB 271 to the House of Representatives last week. The bill, which will legalize online sports betting for gaming license holders, was referred to the House gaming and appropriations committees.

The bill features an interesting tiered tax rate model that will be based on monthly gross sports betting revenue brought in by licensed holders. Here are the following rates per monthly gross sports betting revenue, according to the legislation.