| Mississippi lottery, with new president in place could start by December; sports betting continues to grow Mississippi Today|
Mississippi, one of only seven states to allow betting on sports events, will become the 45th state to offer a lottery as early as Dec. 1. Revenue from both will go to ...
Official selected to run Mississippi's lottery Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi has selected a person with extensive experience to run the state lottery, which is expected to begin by the end of the year. The Mississippi Lottery ...
Pieces coming together for November lottery kickoff in Mississippi WAPT Jackson
Mississippi lottery officials expect scratch-off tickets and the state draw down numbers game will hit retailers by the beginning of November.
Mississippi Lottery Could Join Sports Betting By December Legal Sports Betting
The newly approved Mississippi lottery could join sports betting by December. The lottery expects to generate nearly $100 million for MS, trouncing sports ...
Robert McKeithen, the lottery and the race for governor: Last week on the Coast Biloxi Sun Herald
Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen was killed May 5, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves is raising money for the Mississippi Governor's Race and the Bonnet Carré ...
Mississippi named third worst state in U.S. News report WREG NewsChannel 3
The state of Mississippi was named as the third worst state in the United States in 2019 in a list by U.S. News and World Report.
Lottery in Alabama? Will it finally happen? Here's what you need to know AL.com
Lottery legislation is moving ahead in Alabama. Here's what that means:
Baptists and slot machines | Columns Gwcommonwealth
OXFORD — Current gambling news, including closing of another casino in Tunica, legal sports betting and plans for a Mississippi lottery, remind me of a lesson I ...
Mississippi expected to rise, once again KWQC-TV6
The river could rise to between 18 and 20 feet next week because of all the recent rain and rain in the forecast.
Louisiana Moving Forward on Gambling USA Online Casino News
The ink on the bills for sports gambling in the legislative session hasn't had a chance to dry. But, legislators in Louisiana are already preparing to move forward.
Maybe Alabama should be free to gamble, but don't expect a jackpot for the state Dothan Eagle
The gambling debate in Alabama always falls along two paths that never meet, despite the arguments being hurled from one path to another.
Study Reveals Nevada Most Gambling Addicted State in... Casino.Org News
Nevada has the most casinos in the United States, and a recent study by WalletHub indicated the state is also the gambling addicted in the country.
State lottery board selects president, lottery expected November 1st WJTV
Ticket sales are on track to start later this year as the pieces are coming together for the lottery corporation.
Faith and Family: Softball tournament to help cancer patient - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper Natchez Democrat
NATCHEZ — Earlier this year, Garrett Harrigill started experiencing symptoms such as smell hallucinations, dizziness, passing out and shaking. At first ...
Pros, Cons Of Legalizing Sports Betting Fast Versus Taking It Slow Sports Handle
Is it better to be an early adopter or take your time when legalizing sports betting? There are arguments for both.
Handful of US states are poised to legalize sports betting Star Tribune
HELENA, Mont. — The number of states allowing sports betting is poised to expand. Governors in Montana and Iowa are considering measures that would allow ...
Lindsey Hunter returning to SWAC as Mississippi Valley hoops coach HBCU Gameday
Former Mississippi prep star, Jackson State legend and NBA veteran Lindsey Hunter is headed to the SWAC as head coach.
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: What We Learned in Year 1 of Wide-Spread Legal Sports Betting The Action Network
Read more on the biggest takeaways in the first year of wide-spread legalized sports betting, including New Jersey's huge success, New York's big miss, and ...
Southern Miss, Mississippi State to hold fundraisers for Louisiana Tech - The Vicksburg Post Vicksburg Post
A couple of Mississippi colleges are helping a neighbor in need. Southern Miss and Mississippi State's athletic departments both announced plans this week to ...
Will Mississippi lottery be derailed before it starts by fed ruling? Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi's lottery could be hamstrung before it even starts later this year as states with lotteries worry over the U.S. Department of Justice's reinterpretation of a ...
Have casinos helped schools in Mississippi? What state rules on gaming revenue don't say Mississippi Today
Revenue department officials say casino taxes do benefit school districts, even though Mississippi regulations don't make education a priority.
Mississippi Lottery could begin by the end of 2019 Biloxi Sun Herald
million Mississippi Lottery Corp. could start by the end of 2019 with scratch-off tickets. National Powerball and Mega Millions would come later.
Casino revenue is helping schools in Mississippi, right? Take a look at the fine print. Jackson Clarion Ledger
Of the 151 school districts in Mississippi, only the districts in the seven counties where casinos operate benefit from the local tax distribution.
Mississippi’s new lottery will help save the state budget Jackson Clarion Ledger
In late October, Governor Phil Bryant announced the first board of directors for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, the administrators of the state's forthcoming ...
Have casinos helped fund education across Mississippi? Biloxi Sun Herald
Mississippi isn't among the states that direct casino tax revenue for education. Schools in the 7 casino counties get a windfall of tax money while those in the ...
Bill Waller on run for Governor: "Voters are glad for someone with some new ideas" Yall Politics
Former Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, Bill Waller Jr., sat down with Y'all Politics to talk about why he decided to run for Governor of Mississippi ...
Revenue officer: No sales tax on Mississippi lottery tickets WLOX
Mississippi is preparing to start a lottery in the next few months, and the state revenue commissioner says people will not have to pay sales tax to play the game ...
Louisiana needs sports betting, casino relocations to compete with Mississippi, consultants say NOLA.com
The report comes out just as the Legislature is set to consider new gambling laws and tax structures.
Dobnak, Blankenhorn carry Pensacola to 4-0 win over Mississippi Lexington Herald Leader
Dobnak, Blankenhorn highlight 4-0 Pensacola win over Mississippi.
Coast casinos have best year since recession, best December ever with sports betting Sun Herald
Mississippi casino revenue surged to its highest levels on record in December 2018 at the 12 MS Coast casinos as sports betting was legalized and brought ...
Mississippi rings up $1 million in revenue from sports betting Mississippi Today
People have wagered $116 million on sporting events at Mississippi casinos, resulting in $1.03 million in tax revenue for the state since the U.S. Supreme Court ...
Savanna calls for help holding back the Mississippi KWQC-TV6
The mayor of Savanna, Illinois is asking for community groups and volunteers to turn out today to help protect the city from another wave of flooding. A sandbag ...
Road Dawgs Tour with Coach Joe Moorhead — Washington County Mississippi State Newsroom
The Mississippi State University Bulldog Club, Alumni Association and local alumni chapters are working together to present Road Dawgs Tour 2019 featuring ...
Could federal scrutiny jeopardize Mississippi lottery? WTOK
A federal legal opinion is putting every state lottery in jeopardy. But until there are official changes, it's business as usual for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation.
Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records WREG NewsChannel 3
JACKSON, Miss. — The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records. It is also taking steps to hire bankers ...
Mississippi AG joins coalition seeking to protect state lotteries Yall Politics
Attorney General Jim Hood joined a group of 25 attorneys general in expressing concern over a sweeping legal opinion that may negatively impact state-run ...
Mississippi hopes to soon cash in on lottery WAPT Jackson
A steady caravan of cars headed across the Mississippi border Tuesday with residents hoping to cash in on one of the biggest lottery jackpots in history.
Mississippi Is Finally Getting A State Lottery After Decades Of Debate PlayUSA
Mississippi has had casino gaming since 1992 and sports betting since August. Now, lawmakers have passed a bill authorizing a Mississippi state lottery.
Mississippi reaps $660000 from sports betting; overall revenue up in September Mississippi Today
Customers bet $5.5 million on sporting events in first full month of legalized sports gambling.
Third casino in Mississippi's Tunica County to close Mississippi Business Journal
A casino company announced Tuesday that it's closing a gambling hall in Mississippi's Tunica County, the third casino to close in the area since 2014 in the face ...
Powerball jackpot of $750 million sends Mississippians west WLOX
SLIDELL, LA (WLOX) - Powerball mania is sweeping the country, but for Mississippi resident Joann Spann-Fields, that still means a trip across state lines, but ...
Mississippi lays claim as the nation's capital of gambling The Daily Memphian
Gambling 2.0, in the form of legal sports betting, and soon Gambling 3.0 – a state lottery – have come to Mississippi, which means they've come to neighboring ...
No sales tax on Mississippi lottery tickets, but winnings will still be tapped Jackson Clarion Ledger
Jackson Mayor Lumumba had been banking on sales tax money from lottery tickets, which could go on sale as early as this summer.
Mississippians hope to cash in on lottery fever WLBT
DELTA, LA (WLBT) - Lottery fever is spreading! People across the nation are buying lottery tickets in hopes of winning the $750 million jackpot. The winner will ...
Mississippi lottery could start selling tickets in late 2019 WREG NewsChannel 3
The new Mississippi Lottery could start selling tickets sometime during the final half of this year, a board member for the Mississippi Lottery Corporation said ...
Miss. River "likely to rise again"; city officials give river levels update KWQC-TV6
Now that the river is receding, a new update from Davenport city officials say the Mississippi River is likely to rise again next week.
Mississippi Lottery: When will we be able to play? WAPT Jackson
Mississippi lawmakers voted in favor of legalizing a state lottery six months ago, but the question people continue to ask is, when will we get to play?
Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics, records WAPT Jackson
The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records. It is also taking steps to hire bankers to provide financial ...
State revenue from sports betting $54000 in first month Mississippi Today
The Mississippi general fund garnered $54,000 in revenue from sports betting in August – the first month that people were allowed to wager on sporting events ...
Mississippi lottery could be selling tickets by October: report NOLA.com
The first offerings will be scratch-off games, the Sun Herald reports.
Mississippi lottery tickets may be on sale later this year - Magnolia State Live Magnolia State Live
The new Mississippi Lottery could start selling tickets sometime during the final half of this year. That's according to Gerard Gibert, who is one of five board ...
Mississippi Lottery board member raises money for politician Biloxi Sun Herald
A nominee to the Mississippi Lottery Corp. board has hosted a fundraiser for a politician who has a vote in his confirmation.
Mississippi lottery board nominee to face questions about fundraiser Jackson Clarion Ledger
A nominee to the lottery board is expected to face questions Wednesday about a recent fundraiser he hosted for a state senator who sits on the committee ...
Mississippi is one step closer to state lottery as Gov. Bryant appoints 5-person board Jackson Clarion Ledger
Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed four men and one woman to construct and oversee Mississippi's fledgling state lottery, a corporation that could be up and ...
Tunica casino: With Roadhouse gaming ending, what's next for struggling flagship industry? The Commercial Appeal
The decline of Tunica's flagship casino industry manifested itself again Tuesday with Tunica Roadhouse Casino announcing its gaming operations will end in ...
Mississippi State Lottery to receive sales tax exemption SBC Americas
Mississippi state legislature are due to put measures in place which will subsequently issue a sales taxes exemption on lottery tickets.
Mississippi needs mobile sports betting Jackson Clarion Ledger
The absence of modern, internet-based mobile betting will have a serious negative impact on the state.
Why Alabama is far behind Mississippi on sports gambling AL.com
Alabama and Mississippi share many characteristics, but one thing they don't have in common is legalized gambling.
Lottery could be in Mississippi by the end of the year WJTV
The countdown is on for when you will see the lottery in Mississippi.
Have casinos helped schools in Mississippi? Meridian Star
Every time he speaks to Rotary, Kiwanis or other groups, Larry Gregory says people ask if casino tax revenue isn't supposed to be pumping millions of dollars ...
DraftKings Set To Open Sportsbook At Mississippi Casino On Friday PlayUSA
A deal with the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort in D'Iberville, Mississippi gives DraftKings its first sportsbook operation outside New Jersey. Additionally, it will be ...
Lottery is losing some of its luster, especially among millennials The Sun Herald
Louisiana has had a lottery for years. Mississippi has just agreed to have one because it could use the money. Trouble is, lotteries aren't the money-makers they ...
Mississippi lottery still at least a year away WLBT
Moran authored the bill passed by the legislature in a special session in August that establishes a state lottery, but he says it will be a while before ...
William Hill Penetrates Mississippi Sports Betting, Teases Much More SportsHandle.com
In a week of too much news to digest, William Hill US announced on Friday that it has signed partnership agreements with 11 Mississippi casinos for sports ...
Mississippians anxious to start playing lottery WAPT Jackson
Mississippians are anxious to start playing lottery. State leaders said the first lottery tickets could go on sale in six months. Advertisement. "We'll get the ...
Here are the top stories of 2018 on the Mississippi Coast Sun Herald
The Coast looks back on the top stories of 2018, the escalation of gang activity, a disturbing video of abuse of a disabled girl on a school bus and the election of ...
Lottery Bill Passes in Mississippi... What's Next? The National Law Review
On August 31, 2018, Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation authorizing a lottery, removing Mississippi from the list of states without a lottery (now down to five ...
Coast senator denies conflict of interest after campaign fundraiser WLOX
A Coast lawmaker found himself at the center of a controversy Wednesday when questions were raised about a possible conflict of interest.
Gerard Gibert on Mississippi Lottery Northside Sun
Gerard Gibert, a resident of Ridgeland, was recently named to the Mississippi lottery board of directors. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting with a ...
Nevada is tops in gambling spending, but what's the lottery, casino tab in other states? The Coloradoan
Americans spend about $261 in casinos and on lottery tickets. Nevadans spend the most, $5000 per adult. Rhode Island leads in lottery spending.
Show Me the Money: Sports Betting Off and Running The Pew Charitable Trusts
Are you ready for some football? How about some football bets? With the opening of the NFL season, states that recently legalized sports gambling are hoping ...
Mississippi Lottery Bill Advances, but More Work Remains U.S. News & World Report
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says that if Mississippi creates a state lottery, the public should have access to information about the group that ...
Sports Betting Numbers Strong In Mississippi Despite No Mobile Wagering PlayUSA
Despite the lack of mobile wagering, Mississippi sports betting still collected more than $5.5 million in overall revenue in September. As anticipated, the first full ...
Penn National Gaming Goes Five For Five With Mississippi Casino Sports Betting PlayUSA
Five of Penn National Gaming's Mississippi casinos will offer sports betting by August 24.
Road and Bridge Funding Plan OK'd, Lottery Talks Continue U.S. News & World Report
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are back at the Capitol for the third day of a special session.
State Lottery Commission Recommends SBTech As Oregon Sports Betting Provider Legal Sports Report
In a February email to Legal Sports Report, Oregon Lottery spokesman Matthew Shelby confirmed that Oregon could introduce legalized sports betting by fall ...
Mississippi revenue officer: No sales tax on Mississippi lottery tickets WDSU New Orleans
Commissioner Herb Frierson tells the Clarion Ledger that current laws and regulations do not impose a sales tax on lottery tickets.
D.C. Council legalizes sports betting, becoming first in Washington region Washington Post
The D.C. Council gave final approval to legal sports betting Tuesday, making the nation's capital the first in the region to allow residents and visitors to bet money ...
And Just Like That, Mississippi Sports Betting Has Five Open Sportsbooks PlayUSA
Horseshoe Tunica is the latest Mississippi casino to launch sports betting. In just two weeks, the MS casinos have launched five different sportsbooks.
Is Connecticut ready for iLottery? The CT Mirror
The future of gambling was on display Friday in two conference rooms at a suburban office park, home to CT Lottery. Two vendors demonstrated free-standing ...
Former Mississippi clerk stole $300,000 to pay lottery scammers Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi's state auditor says a former Bay Springs city clerk stole more than $300,000 in government money and sent it abroad in vain hopes of winning an ...
Alabama lawmakers head toward lottery vote WTVA
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lawmakers are headed to a vote on lottery legislation next week, as supporters aim to change Alabama's status as one of the few ...
MGM And Mississippi Launching Sports Betting On Aug. 1 PlayUSA
MGM Resorts announced that Beau Rivage in Biloxi and Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica would accept the first sports bets in Mississippi on Aug. 1.
OPINION: The state lottery will be a tax on the desperate - The Daily Mississippian Daily Mississippian
In Opinion: Columnist John Hydrisko writes, “In funding our infrastructure and schools, we should not enact a tax that disproportionately targets some of the ...
DraftKings’ First Land-Based Sportsbook Is Coming This Week To Mississippi Legal Sports Report
This is a developing story and will be updated. DraftKings Sportsbook is officially getting into the land-based sports betting business, via a casino in Mississippi.
Mississippi Choctaws one of only 2 Indian casinos offering sports betting in the US Jackson Clarion Ledger
Only one other Indian casino outside Mississippi currently offers sports betting. Contrary to popular belief, it's a low-profit business.
Let the lottery be a lesson for Mississippi lawmakers: Stop doing business in secret Sun Herald
Mississippi lawmakers tried to make the lottery corporation exempt from open meetings and public records laws. It corrected that mistake but we wonder why ...
Will Alabama gamble on sports? WAFF
Now that Mississippi and Arkansas have legalized sports betting, many people are wondering if Alabama will take a similar path by asking voters to change the ...
When Mobile caught casino fever, and a kiss from Trump AL.com
Donald Trump kisses the City of Mobile seal during a visit on Aug. 25, 1993. Alabama was considering legislation that could have opened the way for casino ...
Casinos getting ready for sports betting WLOX
Mississippi casinos are busily setting up legal sports betting operations.
Mississippi Goes Purple for Crime Victims' Rights Week Yall Politics
The Office for Victims of Crime, an agency within the Department of Justice, has declared April 7-13 National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW). This year ...
Bryant may bet on lottery, sports book, internet sales to fix roads Mississippi Today
Gov. Phil Bryant says how the U.S. Supreme Court rules – likely later this summer – on whether states can mandate internet retailers to collect a use tax for them ...
Fans in 3 states legally bet almost $185.5M on Super Bowl WREG NewsChannel 3
LAS VEGAS — Football fans in three states legally bet almost $185.5 million on the Super Bowl this year, with sportsbooks ending Sunday with mixed results ...
With Mississippi in the lottery game, the pressure is now on Alabama: reports NOLA.com
Birmingham TV stations WIAT and WBMA report that the creation of a Mississippi lottery will lead Alabama residents to ask: 'What about us?'
UPDATE: Sports betting legalized in Mississippi casinos WTVA
Update 06/21/18 2:30 p.m. - WLBT-TV in Jackson reports the Mississippi Gaming Commission voted to approve sports betting regulations. This will go into effect ...
Senate passes lottery bill that would keep all records private from public review Jackson Clarion Ledger
Faced with mounting pressure to address the state's deteriorating roads and bridges, the Senate in a special session Thursday voted 30-20 to establish a ...
In Illinois Sports Betting Debate, Will Four Score In The Land Of Lincoln? Legal Sports Report
Rather than filling out his Illinois sports betting placeholder bill, Rep. Michael Zalewski will offer his legislative colleagues a buffet of options – some that look ...
Potential special session on roads that includes lottery not without pitfalls Mississippi Today
If the governor calls a special session to solve the state's infrastructure funding, the fix will likely include the lottery, but not all Mississippians set that as the fiscal ...
Roll Sports Betting Tide: New Bill Appears In Alabama Legal Sports Report
The list of states that have considered or introduced sports betting bills now stands at 37 after an unlikely state -- Alabama -- joined the party on Tuesday.
Convenience stores expect boost from Mississippi lottery Mississippi Business Journal
By TED CARTER. Mississippi's convenience store operators have heard the cautions that some of the money customers previously spent on dish soap, soda ...