Mississippi casinos continue to win more from gamblers
Casino revenues rose in Mississippi in May, as gambling halls continued their streak of winning more since sports betting was legalized.
Figures show gamblers lost $184 million in May, almost 2% more than in the same month in 2018.
That includes $1.2 million in sports betting revenue at casinos.
The 15 river casinos saw revenue rise 2% from May 2018 to $74 million. It's the ninth increase in 10 months for the region. The increase comes despite a Tunica County casino closing in January and another set to close Sunday.
The 12 coastal casinos saw May revenue rise 2.2% to $109 million, a sixth year of revenue growth there.
Statewide revenue is up 4% over the last 12 months.
Numbers exclude Choctaw Indian casinos, which don't report to the state.