Wyoming sports betting became legal when Governor Mark Gordon signed a sports betting bill in April of 2021.
The Wyoming Gaming Commission opened the licensee application process on July 15th while a set of sports betting rules and regulations were adopted on August 2nd. Legislators had set a provisional launch date of September 1st 2021 hoping to allow sports betting in time for the NFL season opener on September 9th.
The commission was able to meet that deadline and issued licenses to two mobile sports betting operators — DraftKings and BetMGM — on September 1st.
House Bill 0133 specifies that the Wyoming sports betting industry will be mobile-only as there are no commercial casinos in the state. However, since the bill was passed, the state will allow tribal casinos to operate retail sportsbooks. No clear indication has yet been given as to when these retail sportsbooks will launch.
Who regulates the Wyoming sports betting industry?
The Wyoming sports betting industry is regulated by the Wyoming Gaming Commission. The commission drafted the industry’s rules and regulations and is responsible for issuing licenses to mobile sports betting operators.
Which sportsbook are available in Wyoming?
As the state’s sports betting legislation has specified that this is a mobile-only industry, there are no retail sportsbooks currently in operation in the state. However, the state will allow the state’s three existing tribal casinos to launch retail sportsbooks in the near future.
|Casinos||Sportsbook/sports betting partner|
|Wind River Hotel and Casino||TBD|
|Shoshone Rose Casino||TBD|
|Little Wind Casino||TBD|
This list will be update as and when the casinos announce their launch dates and any sports betting partnership deals.
Sports betting apps in Wyoming
There are currently two sports betting apps available in the state of Wyoming.
DraftKings was the first operator to receive its Wyoming sports betting license and launched immediately on September 1st. Wyoming is the 13th state that DraftKings now operates a sports betting app in and the third state the sportsbook has launched in since the start of 2021. In January 2021, DraftKings launched in Virginia and Michigan.
Wyoming is now the 14th state that BetMGM has launched a sportsbook in following the brand’s launch on the same day as DraftKings.
With more sports betting apps expected to launch in the coming weeks and months, we will update this page as any deals are announced or each app is launched.
Daily Fantasy Sports in Wyoming
Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) were made legal on the same day as sports betting. HB 0133 also specifies that residents of the state can register with and play on DFS platforms with immediate effect.
This means that DFS operators such as DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo! now allow registrations from players in Wyoming.
What about online poker in Wyoming?
There are some card games available at the state’s tribal casinos but no online casino games are permitted in the state. This include online poker. With no commercial casinos and a virtually non-existent live poker scene, it’s unlikely that the state’s legislators will make any attempts to regulate online poker in the near future.
That said, there are many international poker platforms that allows registrations from players within the state.
Wyoming sports betting frequently asked questions
Is sports betting legal in Wyoming?
Yes, sports betting became legal in April 2021 when the governor signed HB 0133 into law.
What is the legal age for sports betting in Wyoming?
Gamblers must be 21 years of age or older to place sports bets in Wyoming.
Is mobile sports betting legal in Wyoming?
Yes, mobile sports betting is legal in Wyoming and launched in September 2021.
What sports can I bet on in Wyoming?
Gamblers in Wyoming can place bets on professional and college sports with the exception of events involving in-state college teams.
How do I deposit money into a Wyoming mobile sports betting account?
Most Wyoming sportsbook apps will allow you to deposit using the following methods — credit/debit card, online banking, PayPal, Skrill, PayNearMe, and Echeck/ACH Transfer.
Can I use a Wyoming sports betting app when out of state?
No, all Wyoming sports betting apps require you to be located in the state in order to place bets.
Are there retail sportsbooks in Wyoming?
Not yet. However, the state's three tribal casinos look set to launch retail sportsbooks some time in the future.