Mississippi is another one of those states that seem to have tossed some laws on their books to protect their own licensed and regulated gambling interests.
If you engage in any form of gambling:
and it is not specifically authorized by the state, then you may face a fine not to exceed $500 (except you can also be fined the amount won on top of this) as well as up to ninety days in jail in the event that the fines are not paid.
We have cited the code on our restrictions page, but will repeat it here:
SEC. 97-33-1. Betting, gaming or wagering; exception from prohibition; penalty.
If any person shall encourage, promote or play at any game, play or amusement, other than a fight or fighting match between dogs, for money or other valuable thing, or shall wager or bet, promote or encourage the wagering or betting of any money or other valuable things, upon any game, play, amusement, cockfight, Indian ball play, or duel, other than a fight or fighting match between dogs, or upon the result of any election, event or contingency whatever, upon conviction thereof, he shall be fined in a sum not more than Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00); and, unless such fine and costs be immediately paid, shall be imprisoned for any period not more than ninety (90) days. However, this section shall not apply to betting, gaming or wagering:
The funny thing about the statute:
It also necessitates immediate payment of the fine, though I don’t know how literal that is meant to be.
The state is honestly...
...fairly liberal when it comes to gambling. Therefore, it wouldn’t be shocking to see them follow suit with other states and eventually legalize and regulate their own internet gambling through their land-based casinos in Biloxi.
Even though the state otherwise tends to be extremely conservative. The biggest question for them will be whether or not they think that online gambling interests will do more harm than good to the physical casinos and the revenues that the state draws therefrom.
While there have been a few illegal gambling arrests we’ve found, which you can read more about here.
It seems that nobody...
...has ever been prosecuted or arrested for the mere act of gambling online.
For that reason:
Most of the online casinos that are willing to offer their websites to individuals in the United States are also willing to extend those services to Mississippi residents.
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