While other states embrace regulated online gambling the state of Mississippi clearly does not, and for the third consecutive year a bill that would have legalized intrastate gambling, such as those in place in Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey has failed to make any headway. The proposed legislation by Democrat Bobby Moak argued that in order to keep up and compete in the gambling industry then the state should follow suit and take the lead from the aforementioned states, however the House of Representatives had other ideas.
This bill was in fact an exact replica of the one that failed last year and that could be it for a while in the Magnolia State, as feelings on the subject are now pretty clear. The bill would have meant that, similar to other states, online gambling permits and licenses would have been granted to those establishments already holding land based licenses and would be overseen by the Mississippi Gaming Commission. The fee for the license was to be set at $100,000 and of course proof of online security and safeguards against under age gambling would have been required.
There are of course many online casinos available to residents of Mississippi and those that accept players from the state are regulated offshore, and it appears that that’s exactly where these online casino games players will be staying for the foreseeable future.