Wyoming Issues Sports Betting Licenses to DraftKings and BetMGM as Industry Launches in Time for NFL Opener

by Olivia Richardson - Friday, September 3rd, 2021 9:46

NFL sports betting

The Wyoming Gaming Commission has revealed that it has issued sports betting licenses to both DraftKings and BetMGM allowing both operators to immediately launch sports betting products in the state.

Speaking in a press release, BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt said:

“We’re ecstatic that BetMGM is one of the first mobile sports betting platforms to launch in Wyoming, just in time for the start of the football season. Wyoming is an important state for us as we continue to expand BetMGM’s footprint in the West. We’re confident that its sports fans will enjoy the BetMGM experience.”

In its own press release, DraftKings quoted Matt Kalish, co-founder and President, DraftKings North America as saying:

“Legalized sports betting has seen wide-spread growth in just three years and the DraftKings Sportsbook has been at the center of the action. We are thrilled that Wyoming sports bettors have the opportunity to experience the highly accessible and immersive fan experience along with best in class consumer protections that our product offers millions of skin-in-the-game sports fans.”

The Wyoming Gaming Commission has also granted a betting supplier license to London-based sports data company Genius Sports. The tech and data provider now operates with sports betting partners in 15 states across the USA.

Wyoming’s legal online sports betting industry launched on September 1st just over a week ahead of the NFL season opener on September 9th. Although DraftKings and BetMGM are the only operators to be announced for now, more are expected to be added to the list in the coming weeks and months.

Olivia Richardson

Olivia has worked as an editor and writer for major brands across multiple niches. She now focuses on the iGaming and sports betting industries.