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Sports betting is now live in the Equality State is now live!
Sports betting is now live in the Equality State is now live!
Online sports betting legal in Wyoming
DraftKings is the largest fantasy sports operator in the US. Since 2018, they have established themselves as one of the country's most successful online sportsbooks. According to BettingScanner's 2020 survey, DraftKings can boast the country's highest brand awareness at 44%.
Draftkings sportsbook is operational in the following states:
PlayMGM and BetMGM are owned by MGM Resorts International. The sportsbook is branded as PlayMGM in Nevada and BetMGM in New Jersey and West Virginia.
The iconic brand's transition into the online sports betting world has been seamless. Its NJ sports betting app is one of the most highly rated in the state.
BetMGM sportsbook is operational in:
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The New York-based company began life as a daily fantasy sports provider but now can claim to be the country's most popular sportsbook. According to BettingScanner, it enjoys the second highest brand awareness rate in the US (41%).
Fanduel Sportsbook is operational in the following states:
After years of legal wrangling the Wyoming sports betting bill has been passed and it is now legal to bet on sports in the state.
Wyoming has chosen to only offer online sports betting.
There are currently three approved sportsbooks in the state.
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Here are your most commonly asked questions regarding online sports betting in Wyoming.
Yes, as of September 2021 sports betting has been legal in the state of Wyoming.
Currently, only online wagering is allowed in the state.
The online sportsbook has been approved by the Wyoming Gaming Commission but has yet to launch its product.
You can read a full review of Fanduel Sportsbook here.
Yes. DraftKings is now licenced and operating in the state of Wyoming. Along with BetMGM, it was the first online sportsbook to launch in the Equality state.
The sportsbook will only operate online which is in line with the sports betting laws in the state.
You can read a full review of DraftKings here.
It has been a slog getting the sports betting bill approved in the equality state, but it is now finally over the line.
The state has legalized mobile-only sports betting. This means that licensed sportsbooks will have no physical presence in the state.
The sports betting bill has created an attractive market for new sportsbooks with a low 10% tax on sports betting revenue.
The three largest sportsbooks are now licensed in the state:
Wyoming does not represent the largest market, so we don't expect sportsbooks to pour across state borders but due to the low costs and barriers to entry, we don't think it will be long before you get a few more options.
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.
The pressure was mounting on the state as neighboring states had either legalized online sports betting or were in the process of doing so. This meant that Wyoming would 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.
In early 2021, Rep. Tom Walters finally pushed through HB 133. Gov. Mark Gordon eventually signed it into law in April 2021.
The Wyoming Gaming Commission officially adopted the law in September 2021.
It is simply a great time to be a new customer in Wyoming right now.
The fact that it is a completely new market means that online sportsbooks are incredibly keen to pick up new customers as quickly as possible. To do this they are offering some incredible new customer welcome offers.
This can also have its drawbacks. For example, it can lead some sportsbooks to make slightly misleading claims.
We have gone through all the three welcome offers currently on the market.
There is really little to choose between when it comes to FanDuel and BetMGM. The two sportsbooks offer a risk-free bet of up to $1,000.
This means that you can place an initial wager of up to $1,000 and if you lose your bet, you will receive the amount you wagered back in the form of free bets.
Now, although we really like this type of offer, we do find that the term risk-free can be a little misleading. There are three potential outcomes to this type of wager:
As you can see the third option means that it is not strictly a risk-free bet but rather a reduced-risk bet, but that really doesn't sound as catchy does it.
These are still great offers, however, and we really like that there is no additional turnover requirement. This means that the sportsbook expects you to win a certain amount of times with your bonus before the money is actually yours.
This leads us to DraftKings' offer. Unfortunately, a great product is let down, in our opinion, by a misleading welcome bonus. The sportsbook offers you a matched bonus of up to $1,000 which means that they credit you with the same amount as your first deposit, as long as it is $1,000 or less.
However, the free bets that you are credited with have to be turned over 25 times before that money is yours, rendering the welcome offer almost completely useless. However, lucky you are, you simply won't win that many times in a row!
Remember you will need a valid social security number and cell phone number in order to sign-up with a Wyoming sportsbook.
There is no way around the fact that Sportsbook deposits and withdrawals are the most tedious aspect of sports betting not just in Wyoming but in any state in the US.
The reasons for this are long and complex, but the short of it is that the US banking system is running a few years behind the changes in legislation around the country that have come into play since the Senate removed the federal ban on sports betting in 2018.
This simply should have been the simplest method of transferring your funds, but although many sportsbooks accept it as a deposit method, it is almost impossible to withdraw your funds to your card and if you do manage to you'll pay such high fees it won't be worth it. Since we do not recommend you have a different deposit method to your withdrawal method we suggest you use an e-wallet instead
PayPal is simply the simplest and safest option for new customers in Wyoming. The e-wallet allows you to bypass banking restrictions in a simple and fast fashion. Since PayPal uses state of the art encryption technology you also add an extra layer of security to your transactions.
Skrill is another e-wallet that works just as well as PayPal. The only real difference is that Skrill charges you a small fee when you withdraw your funds, whereas PayPal charges you when you deposit funds. Currently, BetMGM is the only sportsbook in Wyoming that offers Skrill as a payment option
This method might sound a little clunky compared to the big brands such as PayPal but anyone who has used it will know that it is surprisingly easy to use and set up. All you need to do is provide your social security number and choose a PIN. The advantage of this method is you do not incur the fees you do with a credit or debit card. The drawback is that the processing times are much longer - up to 48 hours to deposit and up to 72 hours to withdraw.
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.