Mississippi sports wagers up by 1% in May

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Mississippi sports betting revenue in May was up 1% to f $27.0 million 

This time, Mississippi sportsbooks likely took a hit from local teams, while casinos nationally rebounded last month. Magnolia State books held more than $1.6 million on nearly $45 million wagered for a 3.76 percent win.

That means revenue barely grew while handle increased $12 million from October. Compare that to New Jersey, which held $21.2 million on $330 million handle last month, to see why Mississippi stands out. 

Overall, Mississippi bettors put up roughly $28 million on NFL and college football. Books held just more than $192,000 of that.