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Sports betting could keep casino revenue rolling in Miss.

The president of the American Gaming Association says while casino revenue has leveled off in Mississippi and other states, sports betting could be that new amenity consumers want, which will keep tax money rolling in.

Geoff Freeman, speaking in Biloxi on Wednesday, said fantasy sports really kicked off the conversation of sports betting nationwide.

The Sun Herald reports the AGA has studied sports betting and advocated for change. Freeman says a survey showed 80 percent of Super Bowl viewers want to change current sports-betting law, and 65 percent believe regulated sports betting will either strengthen the integrity of games or have no impact on game outcomes.

Freeman said leagues and owners of sports franchises are increasingly speaking in favor of eliminating the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which prohibits sports gambling in most states.

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