2020_8_pragmatic.gif
2020_8_pragmatic.gif
2020_8_pragmatic.gif
CLOSE
× Gambling News In-Depth iGaming Calendar Connections GI Friday Trafficology GI Magazine
GGA 2020 AffiliateCon
NEWS 22 January 2018

Divided opinions in Mississippi over sports betting

By Robert Simmons
Lawmakers in Mississippi are divided over the potential legalisation of sports betting in the state, with two bills at odds in the state senate.

House Bill 1113, principally authored by Representative Roun McNeal, would see the amendment of existing state law to prohibit betting on β€œthe outcome of any athletic event, nor any matter to be determined during an athletic event, nor on the outcome of any event, which does not take place on the premises.”

However, the language of this bill does not contain any prohibition of daily fantasy sports contests, which have been legal in the state since March 2017, when House Bill 967 was passed.

At the same time, Mississippi representative Becky Currie has put forward House Bill 1154, which would see a committee established to the look at the policies that the state could employ to tax any casino in the state that wishes to offer sports-related gambling.

Under the Bill, the committee would report its findings and recommendations to both the House Committee on Gaming and the Senate committee on Finance, before the regular session of the legislature commences in 2019.

Both of the proposed pieces of legislation would require a final vote in both the legislature and the main senate before they could be passed and the Mississippi constitution can be amended.

RELATED TAGS: Land-Based | Industry | Sports Betting | Legal & Regulatory | Casino
DISCUSS THIS ARTICLE
IN-DEPTH 18 February 2020
A decade to remember
READ MORE

PREMIUM CONNECTIONS
Efbet
Systems and Software
We have partnered up with deVRealm in a joint venture for the development of new gambling technology platforms. The primary ...
1xPartners
Affiliate
1xPartners is the innovative and exciting affiliate program offered by 1xBet, one of the world's leading sportsbooks and casinos. Offering ...
Newgioco Group
Systems and Software
Newgioco Group, Inc. (OTCQB:NWGI) is a premier leisure betting technology company providing regulated online and land-based gaming and sports ...
Digital Isle of Man
Legal and Jurisdictions
Digital Isle of Man is responsible for the thriving Digital sector in the Isle of Man, spanning the Island's international ...
ActiveWins
PR and Marketing
ActiveWin has ripped up the rulebook on the traditional agency prototype. Our model is based on performance - as you ...
Global Gaming Awards
Industry Awards
The Global Gaming Awards London recognise the most innovative companies and individuals of the gaming world. The Awards are powered ...
BetConstruct
Systems and Software
BetConstruct is a global award-winning technology and services provider for online and land-based gaming industry. BetConstruct's innovative and proven offerings ...
NSoft
Systems and Software
NSoft is an award - winning internationally recognized software solutions provider for betting industry. The company has more than 200 employees ...
Zimpler
Payments
Zimpler provides a complete In and Out payment solution for online services. That means we take care of identifying the ...
BBIN
Systems and Software
The Leading iGaming Software Supplier in Asia