Quick Stats

Mississippi Commercial Casinos
Current # of Operating Casinos 28
Casino Format Dockside, land-based
Casino Employees 16,275 Employees / 3,622 Hotel Employees
Casino Employee Wages approx. $722 million (includes tips and benefits)
Gross Casino Gaming Revenue $2,803,000,000 (Gaming: $2,080,094; Non-Gaming: $722,905,738)
Gaming Tax Revenue $927 million (Gaming: $252 million; State & Local: $352 million; Federal: $323 million)
How Taxes Spent Housing, education, transportation, health care services, youth counseling programs, local public safety programs
Legalization Date 1990
First Casino Opening Date 1992
State Gaming Tax Rate Graduated tax of 8% on gaming revenues; up to 4% additional tax on gaming revenues may be imposed by local governments
Mode of Legalization Legislative action, local option votes
Visitor Volume 22.3 million

Sources: See Annual Report 2018 published by Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association, see Mississippi Gaming Commission stats (as of December 31, 2017)