Mississippi lawmaker makes new mobile betting push

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 29th January 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Mississippi Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Horse racing Tags: Mobile OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Casino & games Email Address Mississippi Representative Cedric Burnett has resurrected a bill to legalize mobile wagering in the state, having previously seen a similar proposal die without progressing to a committee hearing in 2019.  Mississippi lawmaker makes new mobile betting push Mississippi Representative Cedric Burnett has resurrected a bill to legalize mobile wagering in the state, having previously seen a similar proposal die without progressing to a committee hearing in 2019. Burnett’s House Bill 172 aims to revise the state Gaming Control Act’s definition of a sports pool, and to define a platform as a person or entity that operates a sports pool or racebook over the internet. While the Act currently states that wagers may only be placed by individuals present on a licensed vessel or cruise vessel, this would be changed to allow betting via approved platforms. These platforms, provided they are licensed as a distributor by the Mississippi Gaming Commission, could be operated on behalf of a bricks-and-mortar sports betting licensee. The current $500 fee for a seller’s license would also apply to to distributors, with a further $500 payable to renew the certification.Sports betting revenue exceeding $134,0000, that is generated through online and mobile platforms, would be subject to a 6% gross revenue tax, in addition to the 8% tax on all other revenue.Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img

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