JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A leader of a Mississippi casino association says casinos have been in talks with state regulators about draft rules allowing sports betting, and that regulators could vote quickly.
Mississippi Gaming and Hospitality Association Deputy Director Michael Bruffey says the rules envision that any Mississippi casino could take bets. He says casinos could welcome bettors by the time football season begins.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states.
Mississippi in 2017 changed its law to allow sports betting as part of a bill legalizing and regulating fantasy sports.
Bruffey says betting itself may not generate much revenue for Mississippi's 28 casinos, which have struggled with competition. But he says betting could bring more visitors.
- Mississippians react to sports betting after court clears way
- Sports betting begins in Mississippi
- Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide
- UPDATE: Sports betting legalized in Mississippi casinos
- Author upsets Mississippians with tweet about reading
- Mississippians take part in tornado drill
- Mississippians warned of false alarm salesmen
- Mississippi proposes rules to govern legal sports betting
- Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind
- Report: Pearl River, Bok Homa Casino to offer sports betting