Mississippi

Thomas B. Shepherd, III, partner in the firm’s Jackson office, has authored the Mississippi chapter for the 1st edition of Chambers Global Practice Guides: Gaming, Gambling & Licensing. Click here to view the chapter.

What Do Delaware’s Early Sports Betting Numbers Tell Us About Mississippi’s Potential?

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 … Continue Reading

Mississippi Gaming Commission Adopts Final Sports and Race Book Regulations

On Thursday, June 21, the Mississippi Gaming Commission (“MGC”) took a major step toward the goal of licensed sports and race books in state casinos by adopting governing regulations. A copy of the final regulations can be accessed here. Differences between the draft regulations and the final regulations, as adopted, indicate that betting using smartphone apps … Continue Reading

What Has to Happen Before the First Sports Wager in Mississippi?

While many media outlets have reported that Mississippi is one of a handful of states on the forefront of preparing for legal sports betting after the Supreme Court declared the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) unconstitutional, there is a great deal that must happen before a Mississippi casino may accept legal sports wagers. … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Decision on PASPA Could Lead to Mississippi Sports Betting by June

Following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling declaring the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional, the Mississippi Gaming Commission’s Executive Director has stated a goal of having legal sports betting in Mississippi casinos by the end of June. Draft regulations have circulated for weeks, and it is only a matter of time before final … Continue Reading

How Important Would Sports Betting Be to the State of Mississippi?

Enacted in 1992, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) effectively prohibits sports betting in the U.S. at both a federal and state level other than for a few exceptions that benefit four states (Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana). In recent years, some state governments and professional sports leagues have completely altered or at … Continue Reading

Jones Walker Gaming Attorneys Publish Inaugural Chambers Practice Guide

Jones Walker LLP gaming law partners Marc W. Dunbar, J. Kelly Duncan, Nicole M. Duarte, Kirkland E. Reid, and Thomas B. Shepherd III, together with associate Christopher K. Ulfers, recently authored several chapters in the inaugural Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide for “Gaming, Gambling & Licensing 2018.” The guide provides legal insight and commentary … Continue Reading

Mississippi House Speaker Appoints New Gaming Committee Chair

Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn appointed Casey Eure (R-District 116, Harrison County) as Chair of the House Gaming Committee. The vacancy in the Chair position occurred when Richard Bennett, previous Chair of the House Gaming Committee, was appointed by the Speaker as Chair of the House Education Committee, filling a vacancy … Continue Reading

Top Ten Mississippi Gaming Stories of 2017

It is that time of the year when we take a look back and review the top stories of 2017 concerning the Mississippi gaming industry. Want to Take Any Bets? With the United States Supreme Court considering New Jersey’s appeal regarding the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, the Mississippi Gaming Commission considers preparations for … Continue Reading

What will Santa bring for 2018 in Mississippi gaming?

While a lot has happened with regard to the gaming industry in Mississippi in 2017, many questions arise with respect to 2018. Is this the year for the lottery? Lottery proponents for many years have introduced bills for a lottery in Mississippi, only to have such bills die in legislative committees. However, in 2016, the … Continue Reading
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