Mobile Sports Betting is possible in Mississippi but must be legalized in casinos first, this is possible both indoors and outdoors in Mississippi. Yes, it is true that at present, some states that legalized sports betting in bricks and mortar establishments and also went on to legalized online sports betting within their respective states. Although all three states have laws which regulate sports betting, the practice is still on the rise in Mississippi. This is perhaps for the reason that most sports betters in the state prefer to place their sports bets via their mobile phones rather than betting through their land-based computers.
The current sports betting law in Mississippi is considered by many as being restrictive and outdated. For instance, it prohibits the service provider of the wager from opening a website or displaying odds for sports in Mississippi. This means that all Internet gambling service providers in the state of Mississippi are required by law to adhere to a set of policies and principles which are in compliance with the Mississippi Consumer Credit Act (TCA). One of these policies addresses the provision of software to enable customers to wager on any form of Mississippi sports games. The law also prohibits the use of wireless telecommunications to facilitate gambling. This means that betting on any form of game in Mississippi without an internet connection is considered illegal.
The lack of legal gaming options in Mississippi has therefore created a situation where people are left with no other option but to place their sports wagers over the internet. Although most states that legalized mobile sports wagering have taken measures to legitimize the business, they still restrict the participation of internet gambling service providers within their respective states. This is because all licensed casinos have agreed to adhere to the state regulations in terms of providing online gambling services. This has made the internet a viable option for betting on any form of games in the state of Mississippi. However, even in these circumstances individuals who wish to bet in Mississippi are not legally permitted to do so unless they hold a valid gaming license from one of the many Mississippi gaming license holders which are present in the state. Those who hold gambling licenses can place bets on any type of gambling game, not just football.
Most legal gaming establishments in the state of Mississippi also comply with all the other state and federal laws that regulate the activity of gambling. Therefore, the legality of a specific gambling venue within the state of Mississippi is not something that can be taken for granted. Anytime a person wants to gamble he must visit the establishment and be given a free choice of placing his bet. In some cases the person may not be able to access the internet and this would affect the choice of the bet. If this happens then the person may have to face prosecution under the law of Mississippi.
Until recently the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Parks was conducting tests on live pigs as part of their sports betting revenue program. This is due to the fact that illegal pooches have been found to have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The Mississippi department fears that the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise in the next few months as the weather gets warmer. As a result of the tests the state has announced that they will be implementing a new regulation which will ban the sale of all live animals during the month of February.
During the month of February sportsbooks across the nation take a bit of a breather from their normal business hours. They will however still maintain normal business hours for bookmakers and place bettors odds. According to the sportsbooks in Mississippi the tests conducted on the pigs were performed as part of a test to see how the Mississippi gaming law would affect sports betting revenue in the state. Prior to the implementation of the new regulation there were numerous sportsbooks that were either refusing to take bets or increasing the prices of their bets per item to try to discourage customers from betting on the Super Bowl. Now all sportsbooks in Mississippi are required to implement the new regulation which has the same tax rate.
The testing of the pigs was conducted to determine if the price increase on the day of the Super Bowl was based on pure luck or if it was caused by changes in the sports wagering market. Both of these issues will be addressed in the upcoming decade, hopefully leading to less litigation from sports wagering parties. If this doesn’t happen then the sports betting industry could experience longer closings on February 14th. This could be a direct consequence of the new tax law and may force some sportsbooks to close their doors for good.
While the sportsbooks in Mississippi are the only states to have taken an initial stance on the new gambling regulation, it is still possible that other states will soon follow suit. In the mean time sportsbooks everywhere are still open to accept sports wagers and process transactions in an in-person format. These sportsbooks will still welcome NFL football games as long as they are not played on holiday weekends and will continue to do in-person betting even though they may have to decline sports wagering on prime time television games.