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The Badger State was once upon a time fervently anti-sports betting, however recent discussions amongst Wisconsin lawmakers suggest change is afoot.

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Wisconsin is expecting to take action soon when it comes to legalize Online Sports betting & Online Casino

Wisconsin online sports betting

In 2019 Wisconsin began the unenviable job of putting together a proposal that would recommend the introduction of sports betting. The state has long had a anti-gambling stance despite being home to 26 tribal casinos.

The tribal contracts with the state outdate later legislation that banned gambling. This means that new contracts would need to be drawn up with the tribal nations if sports betting was to be legalized.

It will be difficult but we forsee the potential of sports betting taxation eventually pushing the state over the line when it comes to sports betting.

Betting in WI - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ❌

Bet on sports online ❌

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ❌

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQs online sports betting in Wisconsin

The Badger State has begun to consider a potential bill which would allow sports betting. Here are your most common questions.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Wisconsin?

No, sports betting is not currently legal in Wisconsin.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Wisconsin?

No, there are currently no sportsbooks in Wisconsin. You can travel to either Iowa or Illinois if you wish to place a sports bet with an online sportsbook.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Wisconsin?

It is likely that a proposal will be presented in the 2021 legislative session. Then there could potentially be a referendum held in November 2021. There will need to also be an agreement with the tribal nations regarding licensing of sportsbooks.

We therefore predict that the earliest we will see legal online sports betting will be in early 2022.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Wisconsin?

You cannot currently bet on sports in Wisconsin.

You can cross the state borders and bet at either:

Online sportsbooks based in Illinois or online sportsbooks based in Iowa.

Online Sports Betting in Wisconsin

It is still going to be a while, if it happens at all, but the state of Wisconsin has taken its first steps along the long and winding road to legal sports betting.

The main issue is that the state has anti-gambling legislation embedded into its laws which means that they need a complete overhaul if they are going to open their market to sportsbooks.

In late 2019, state lawmakers began to discuss how this process could be done, signalling that the state was interested in potentially introducing some form of legal sports betting.

There are two factors which will be weighing on the state's mind when it comes to legalizing sports betting. The first is that with Illinois now offering online sports betting, residents of Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee need only make the short trip over the border and they will be able to wager on their mobiles.

This presents a second problem and that is of lost potential state revenue in the form of sports betting taxes. If residents of Wisconsin are betting in other states, then those states will be reaping the benefits.

These two factors make us relatively certain that the state will eventually legalize sports betting. However, to please the anti-gamblers they may have to promise that sports betting taxes will go to worthwhile projects such educational progams.

Sports Teams in Wisconsin

Wisconsin is home to the most successful football team in NFL history; the Green Bay Packers. The team have won four Super Bowls and before the competition existed they won nine Championships. In recent years they have made the playoffs in 18 of the last 23 seasons. It is no wonder that pro football is the most popular sport in the state.

The Milwaukee Brewers play in the MLB as a member club of the National League Central Division. They have only appeared in the World Seried once in 1982 and are one of only a few MLB teams to have never won the World Series.

The Milwaukee Bucks are an NBA team that compete in the Eastern Conference Central Division. They have won one league title, two conference titles and 14 division titles.