| 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 ...
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.
Teacher Pay in Limbo as Mississippi Senate Balks at $4000 Raise Jackson Free Press
The fate of a bill that could grant Mississippi's public-school teachers a $4000 pay raise over a two-year period remained uncertain Monday morning as ...
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.
Mississippi Lottery board member raises money for politician Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nominee to the board of the newly created Mississippi Lottery Corp. recently hosted a fundraiser for a politician who has a vote in his ...
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.
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 ...
Lottery ticket sales could start this year in Mississippi WTOK
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The new Mississippi Lottery could start selling tickets sometime during the final half of this year. That's according to Gerard Gibert, who is ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Legalized mobile sports betting in RI gets cheers, jeers Turn to 10
Mobile sports betting has been legalized in the Ocean State. In November, Rhode Island legalized sports betting at its two Twin River locations in Tiverton and ...
Mississippi lottery could be selling tickets by October: report NOLA.com
The first offerings will be scratch-off games, the Sun Herald reports.
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.
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.
International Film Festival begins at MSU March 30 Mississippi State Newsroom
The 2019 International Film Festival at Mississippi State begins March 30 and features three diverse films ranging from family comedy to coming-of-age drama.
Sports gambling may be coming to NH The Keene Sentinel
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is in full swing, and with it comes March Madness bracket pools for cash, which is technically illegal in New Hampshire.
Sports Betting Bill Moves Closer to Reality in New Hampshire VegasSlotsOnline
New Hampshire is close to legalizing sports betting after a bill was overwhelmingly approved by the House. It now moves on to the Senate.
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 ...
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 ...
VIDEO: Vice-Chair of Lottery Corporation says lottery games will be played in 2019 Yall Politics
The 2018 Special Session brought about the passage of three major bills, one of which being the Lottery Bill, SB 2001. This created the Mississippi Lottery ...
MPB Mississippi Public Broadcasting
On today's show: Download File. A Mississippi prosecutor's jury selection tactics are being questioned by the United States Supreme Court. Then, a lottery board ...
The casino political fun continues with Pope County judge op-ed Arkansas Times
The Arkansas Racing Commission is preparing to take applications for casino permits in Pope and Jefferson Counties, but the high-powered politicking is ...
LIVE: Sen. Warren makes campaign stops in Mississippi WGME
WASHINGTON (SBG) —Elizabeth Warren will make two stops during the day in Mississippi. The first will be a walking tour with state Senator Willie Simmons in ...
Britain's Bookmakers Mining for Gold in US Sports Betting VegasSlotsOnline
UK bookmakers are looking at the US sports betting market as being very lucrative and are making strong moves to take advantage of it.
Capitol Alert: Abortion ban signed into law. Legislative session draws to end, but when? Jackson Clarion Ledger
In this week's politics newsletter, we cover the final days of the session, the abortion bill, and a questionable political fundraiser.
Hosemann open to expanding Medicaid Mississippi Center for Public Policy
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday that he would support expanding Medicaid in Mississippi if elected as lieutenant governor if the cost to ...
Gaming Industry Outlook: Macau Volatility Continues to Hurt Zacks.com
Slowdown in China economy and the trade war between Beijing and Washington impact casino operators in Macau. The recent smoking ban in the city affects ...
Mississippi set to crest in QCA and Muscatine KWQC-TV6
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its latest flood forecast for the Quad Cities area. The Mississippi should crest this weekend in ...
Get A Grip: The Week In Sports And Sports Betting: New Hampshire, Montana, And More Sports Handle
Lawmakers heard sports betting testimony in both New Hampshire and Montana this week, as more and more states consider legal sports betting.
Powerball lottery: When and what time is the drawing and where can I watch it? Prize climbs to $625 million PennLive
If a lucky ticket holder matches tonight's Powerball numbers, it could be the fourth largest jackpot in the game's history.
Do This Next If You Win The $750 Million Powerball Jackpot Forbes
There's a $750 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs. Here's what to do if you're named the winner. 1. Assemble a team of experts. Winning the lottery is not as ...
Hosemann Talks River Floods, Jackson Water, Yearly Teacher Pay Raises Jackson Free Press
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann expounded Monday on a lawsuit against the federal government over flooding along the Mississippi River, but ...
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 ...
Flood concerns on Mississippi and Rock rivers KWQC-TV6
KWQC Meteorologist Kevin Phelps says flooding concerns on area rivers will continue for weeks. The wild card in determining the severity of flooding is how ...
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 ...
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 ...
Evolutions Beauty Bar, JXN Gumbo at Mantle and 52nd Annual Beth Israel Bazaar Jackson Free Press
Latarsha Ellis, a lifelong Jackson native who has worked as a cosmetologist and hair stylist for more than 20 years, will hold a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ...
Mississippi reaps $660,000 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.
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.
Governor appoints board of directors for Mississippi Lottery WLOX
Governor Phil Bryant appoints five members to Mississippi Lottery Corporation Board of Directors.
Mississippi Flyway chapter banquet results listed Clinton Herald
THOMSON, Ill. — Mike Cyze of ESPN Outdoor Radio was on hand Saturday night to welcome hunters and outdoorsmen to the sportsmen's banquet held at ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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.
NCAA Tournament Preview: Virginia Tech against Liberty 247Sports
A preview and prediction for Sunday nights game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Liberty Flames.
Lottery, sports betting a sure boost for Mississippi budget? Don't bet on it Jackson Clarion Ledger
Will Mississippi take a chance on a lottery? It's a big question lawmakers could answer if Republican Gov. Phil Bryant calls them into special session in the next ...
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.
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 ...
Sports Betting Heads Down South, Launching At Mississippi Casinos PlayUSA
Mississippi jumped on the sports betting bandwagon this week, becoming the fourth state in the country to offer legal sports wagering on Aug. 1.
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 ...
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.
Is There Still A Path that Returns Puerto Rico to Debt Sustainability? Council on Foreign Relations
Puerto Rico's debt restructuring is in a strange form of limbo. Puerto Rico's oversight board is currently on life support. It is waiting to see if the Supreme Court ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mississippi House passes lottery bill WTOK
The Mississippi House has reversed itself and passed a bill to create a state lottery. The bill will now go to the governor.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
With Mississippi in the lottery game, the pressure is now on Alabama: reports NOLA.com
With the creation of a lottery in Mississippi -- Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign into law the Legislature's bill that created it -- the days of Mississippians driving ...
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 ...
Will Mississippi have sports wagering in casinos by football season? Don't bet against it Jackson Clarion Ledger
While state leaders continue their decades-old hemming and hawing over a lottery, folks could be legally betting on sports and horse racing in Mississippi ...
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.
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Show Me the Money: Sports Betting Off and Running The Pew Charitable Trusts
States are counting on NFL football to multiply sports betting and revenue.
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.
WLOX Editorial: Now lottery money will flow into Mississippi WLOX
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The wheels are in motion for improving Mississippi's failing roads and bridges with the creation of the state lottery just approved ...
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 ...
Mississippi's lottery: The day Hades froze over Jackson Clarion Ledger
Mississippi will be getting a lottery? No one expected that. Including a couple of frozen demons.
Elliott Homes Opens Mississippi Gulf Coast St. Jude Dream Home® in Landon Green for Tours in March PR Web
Elliott Homes has officially opened its new 2,703 square-foot home for the St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway for open house tours. The modern Antebellum-style ...
Caesars launching sports betting in New Jersey, Mississippi WREG NewsChannel 3
Two casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment in Mississippi will start taking sports bets in mid-August.
Mississippi's best bet: Sports betting has been around for ages Jackson Clarion Ledger
Bets placed on college and professional athletic contests at state-regulated casinos won't be the first time Mississippians have played that game.
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 ...
Mississippi Casino Sports Betting Explodes In September USBets
Not to be outdone by its gambling rivals, the state of Mississippi on Monday announced September sports betting results, and the figures were impressive.
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.
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 ...
Mississippi Sportsbooks Get Pummeled On Football Bets In October USBets
Mississippi sports betting handle was up a tick from September, but revenue fell big after the books lost $330000 overall on the grindiron.
3 Mississippi Choctaw casinos plan to offer sports betting WREG NewsChannel 3
Three casinos run by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will offer sports betting, but tribal leaders haven't said when it will start.
When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US | When will my state legalize sports betting? Map of sports gambling legislation across the US SB Nation
The United States Supreme Court overturned a sports gambling prohibition in May 2018. It opened the door for states to pass legislation allowing 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 ...
Want to bet on USC-Clemson game? Here are chances that legal betting will come to SC The Herald
Federal courts legalized sports betting in May, and while some Southern states have embraced gambling, South Carolina has yet to make it legal. SC lawmakers ...
Walk right in and place your bets, sports fans. It’s now legal in Mississippi. Sun Herald
Casino sports betting is a reality in Mississippi. I saw it with my own eyes, veering back over through Biloxi on a weekend pleasure trip to New Orleans.
Mississippians could legally bet on football games this season. Here's what needs to happen. The Sun Herald
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule as early as May 14 to allow sports betting, so will Mississippi have a system in place to let fans bet on the Saints this football ...
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 ...
Mississippi education funding causes concerns WDAM
When it comes to education, Mississippi has consistently ranks the last among the 50 states. throughout the years. According to a 2018 U.S. News Report, ...
The lottery may soon come to Mississippi WTVA
A state lottery is one of the possible funding mechanisms expected to be discussed in a legislative special session this week.
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 ...
Caesars And MGM Readying For Sports Betting In Mississippi PlayUSA
With both Delaware and New Jersey sports books up and running, companies appear to be eyeing Mississippi as the next state to launch wagering.
Alabama one of 6 states left without a lottery NBC 15 WPMI
Alabama lawmakers plan to consider at least one lottery proposal in the upcoming legislative session starting later this month. The last time the people voted on ...
Analysis: Mississippi Lawmakers Cut Knots on Road Funding Jackson Free Press
When Mississippi lawmakers met in special session to deal with transportation funding, they agreed relatively quickly on issues that had been tangled in ...
No tax charges planned for lottery ticket sales in state Northside Sun
Jackson, Madison, and Ridgeland shouldn't count on the state's new lottery to boost sales tax revenues.According to the Mississippi Tax Commission, sales of ...
Sports wagering is legal in Mississippi but don't bet on Alabama WTVY, Dothan
Undated (WTVY)-- Mississippi is the fourth state to offer legalized sports betting and other states will soon follow but Alabama likely won't be one of them.
Modest Proposal: A lottery in Mississippi will finally make the poor pay their 'fair share' Yall Politics
Special to Y'all Politics By Pepper Bryars. We often hear that the rich should be made to pay their “fair share,” but the top 20 percent of earners are already ...