Online Sportsbooks in
Wyoming

The Equality State has begun to have the conversation about legalizing sports betting but an attempt to pass a bill in 2020 was ultimately unsuccessful.

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

Wyoming Sports Betting

It was close, but ultimately a bill to legalize sports betting was defeated in the House in March 2020. The vote means that we will need to wait until 2021's legislative session for the bill to be considered again.

However Rep. Tom Walter, who introduced the bill was encouraged by how close the vote was. The consensus was that rather then the state being against sports betting from an ethical perspective, the issue was that people were not quite prepared for the discussion.

It appears that the bill will be up for consideration next year, and with a year's worth of lobbying form sportsbooks, we believe that the bill should be passed in early 2021.

Betting in WY - 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 Wyoming online betting

Here are your most commonly asked questions regarding online sports betting in Wyoming.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in Wyoming?

No. Sports betting is not currently legal in the Equality State. You will need to wait until at least 2021 when the state may consider a new sports betting bill.

However you can bet online in bordering Colorado.

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Wyoming?

No. sports betting is not currently legal in the state. A sports betting bill was voted down by the House in March 2020. However, it looks like it will be up for vote again in early 2021.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in Wyoming?

We expect that by 2021 the state will have legalized online betting. A sports betting bill was rejected by the house in March 2020. The vote was incredibly close and the bill will be up for discussion again in the 2021 legislative session.

❓ How can I bet on sports in Wyoming?

You cannot currently bet on sports in Wyoming. A sports betting bill which did not make it through the House will be up for consideration in 2021.

You can place an online sports bet by crossing the souther border into Colorado, which is particularly close if you live in Cheyenne.

Online Sports Betting in Wyoming

A rushed attempt to push through a bill during the 2020 legislative session ultimately failed, but it was very close. The vote was only defeated in the House 27-32. The H225, introduced by Rep. Tom Walter was always going to be difficult to push through since the Equality State had barely touched the subject of sports betting since the federal ban was removed in 2018.

Recently Wyoming's neighboring states have either legalized online sports betting or are in the process of doing so. This means that Wyoming could lose potential sports betting tax revenue from its own residents to its neighbors.

A good example of this predicament is the city of Cheyenne, located along Wyoming's southern border with Colorado. Cheyenne is not only the capital of Wyoming but also contains the largest population.

For residents of Cheyenne the state of Colorado is only a short drive away.

In Colorado, online sports betting is fully legal, which means you can just cross the border, take out your smartphone and place a wager, even if you are a resident of Wyoming. In fact Fort Collins a town with an excellent selection of sports bars is less than an hours drive.

The bill will be up for a vote again next year; DraftKings and FanDuel will likely be there to lobby for a yes vote. With external pressure from bordering states and the subject becoming debated we predict the bill will be passed during the 2021 legislative session.

Sports Betting in WY - the legal situation in short
  • In 2020 House Bill H 225 was voted down by the House.
  • The 2020 Legislative session ended on March 6th 2020.
  • Rep. Tom Walter announced that, if re-elected, he would attempt to introduce the bill again.

Sports teams in Wyoming

With only a population of around half a million, it comes as no suprise that there are no pro league sports teams in the state of Wyoming.

However there are a number of popular sports teams in the bordering states. Pro football is the most popular sport in the state, with the Denver Broncos from Colorado the most popular team. The Broncos who play their games not far from the Wyoming's capital Cheyenne have enjoyed some considerable success over the years with three Super Bowl titles.

Basketball is also a popular sport in the state, with Utah Jazz and the Denver Nuggets popular in Wyoming. The Colorado Rockies are the most popular baseball team.

Soccer is also growing in popularity with the Colorado Avalanche and Real Salt Lake well supported MLS teams in Wyoming.

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