It’s good news down in Mississippi as aggregated gross gaming revenues for April reportedly grew five percent on the year prior to reach $184m.
This increase is down in no small part to the state’s gulf 12 Gulf coast properties breaking previous records for takings in the month.
Figures from the Mississippi Department of Revenue highlight that the dozen venues, which include Biloxi’s Palace Casino Resort and the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort saw revenues rise by nine percent on the same period in 2016, hitting some $108.6m.
It was not good news across the entirety of the Magnolia State with northern riverboat operations saw aggregate takings fall by just under one percent on April last year.
In light of the latest supreme court ruling on sports betting it is reported by local press that the twelve Gulf coast venues could implement the practice as early as mid-July in what will surely be a boon for operators.