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Gaming revenues are strong in MS – Gulf Coast has best August in history

Mississippi’s new Executive Director of the state Gaming Commission joined the Paul Gallo show Monday to share that gaming revenues are climbing.  In fact, Jay McDaniel said, the Gulf Coast saw it’s best August in history.

McDaniel said, “As of the end of August, and even with the casinos closed for two days with Hurricane Ida, they did over 200-million statewide, which is a good monthly number. The coast did 124-million which is their best August in history.”

Statewide, McDaniel said, Mississippi gaming revenues are around 1.8 billion.  “We’re usually hit about 2.1 billion.  If we do what we did in 2019, we’re on pace to hit around 2.4 to 2.5 billion mark, which we haven’t done in a long time.”

Listen to the entire interview below and to hear the latest on the state’s gaming industry, an update on mobile betting, and more.


McDaniel was chosen as Executive Director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission to replace Alan Godfrey who retired effective August 31st. McDaniel has been with the agency since 2011, previously serving as Deputy Director. Prior to joining the gaming commission, he practiced in the litigation department at Butler Snow LLP, handling cases involving product liability, commercial litigation, and other general litigation matters.

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