Gulf States Gaming Law

Legal and Business Insights Impacting the Gaming Industry by Jones Walker LLP

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 jurisdictions). So, when will Mississippians be able to buy a lottery ticket? Through close analysis of the statute and anticipated procedure, it is possible to get some sense of the potential timeline. The bill establishes the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, run by a five-member Board of Directors. The Board members…
Recently, the State of Delaware released data from the first 20 days of sports wagering in the state. These numbers may provide some insight into the anticipated success of sports betting in Mississippi. But first, let’s review what some of the experts have previously estimated gross gaming revenue (“GGR”) from sports wagering could be in the Magnolia State. On May 15, 2018, Allen Godfrey, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission, made a…