Mississippi

Last Updated: 3/20/2017

Mississippi passed a new law in March 2017, so MS residents are currently not able to participate in MFL10s. The previous law that was passed in 2016 was much friendlier, and only required companies to register with the state. No licensing fees or taxes were required. But we are looking into the application process in the state of Mississippi so that we can potentially offer MFL10s to MS residents again in 2017.

Link to 2017 House bill: HB 967

Some provision of the current bill include:

  • Explicitly legalizes fantasy contests with an entry fee.
  • Gives oversight authority to the Mississippi Gaming Commission.
  • Requires a licensing fee that costs an operator $5,000 over three years.
  • Taxes operators’ revenue generated in Mississippi at a rate of eight percent.
  • Outlines consumer protections such as: Ban on employee play at operators; establishes a minimum age of 18 for users; creates provisions relating to security of contest data and segregation of player funds from operational funds.

So the bill is not ideal for a small operator like MFL with our MFL10s game, but we will actively investigate the possibility of getting a license for 2017.  We should know whether or not it will be feasible sometime in April.

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