Online Gaming Back on the Table in Mississippi Online Gaming Back on the Table in Mississippi
Stuart Seeger, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 License
Key Takeaways
  • The bill is designed to protect consumers and generate revenue for the state
  • Moak also believes the regulation of online gambling will create jobs for the state,

A Mississippi representative wants to give internet gaming another chance.

Less than a year after iGaming legislation failed, State Rep. Bobby Moak re-introduced a nearly identical bill that would make real-money online poker legal in the Magnolia State.

Mississippi is home to southern gambling hubs like Tunica and Biloxi, and the proposed law would regulate internet casinos and “inhibit underage wagering and otherwise protect vulnerable individuals, ensure that the games offered through the Internet are fair and safe.”

Moak’s proposal also suggests that legalized online gambling in Mississippi would “create jobs and economic development” in Mississippi while preventing taxes and revenue fees from being collected by “illegal operators.”