Wisconsin Sports Betting

WI Online Sports Betting Legalization Updates 2022


Updated March 25, 2022

Legal sports betting exists in Wisconsin –– but it's very limited. Currently, bettors can only bet on sports at nine locations within the state, and your first deposit must be made at a retail location. The state of Wisconsin has allowed the Potawatomi to offer wagering on sports and other events. This has not been implemented yet but will be in the near future.

With no legal sports betting in sight, it is important to note that Daily Fantasy is legal in the state. PrizePicks is a daily fantasy sports app that you can use in Wisconsin. First-time users are eligible for a $100 deposit bonus, be sure to sign up and make your picks!

Wisconsin Sports Betting Key Takeaways

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in Wisconsin?

Yes, but only at select locations in Wisconsin. There are nine total locations, including various casinos and rest stops. You can see our full list here.

💸 Who can legally bet in Wisconsin?

You must be 21 years of age or older to bet in Wisconsin, and present at one of the nine locations where sports betting is allowed.

📒 Can I place online sports bets in Wisconsin?

Bettors can now place sports bets at various locations within the state, but you must make your first deposit at an in-person sportsbook. Check out the list of locations where you can place mobile sports bets.

🏈 What are the most popular teams to bet on in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin is home to three professional sports teams (Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers). All three have been massively successful in the past 20 years, with the Packers and Bucks winning their respective league’s championships during that time. Wisconsin is also home to Division I teams such as the Wisconsin Badgers and Marquette Golden Eagles.

Currently, there is a mobile sports betting option available. The laws are rather restrictive, and we hope to see looser rules moving forward. Be sure to check back for the latest updates on sports betting in Wisconsin.

While we await a broader sports betting atmosphere, anyone located in Wisconsin can play PrizePicks, a DFS provider that is currently available in 26 states. PrizePicks is among the most simple and exciting DFS games in North America because users just have to place their bets, pick their favorite players, and choose over/unders for a chance to win cash. New users can claim a deposit match on up to $100. 

How to Sign up for PrizePicks in Wisconsin

  • Step 1. Sign up for the PrizePicks app using the free code “ACTION” and confirm your email address.
  • Step 2. In the app (or on your desktop), select the “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the page. 
  • Step 3. Select the amount of money that you want to deposit and the funding source.
  • Step 4. Submit deposit. Once the deposit is submitted and credited to your account, you’ll automatically be given the promotional value matching your initial deposit (up to $100).

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WI Sports Betting Overview, Timeline and Background

Wisconsin Sports Betting Background

You can currently bet on sports in Wisconsin, but the laws are rather restrictive. There is one operating app, and you must be located in one of the nine designated locations in order to place your bets. On top of this, players must make their first deposit and a retail location. Wisconsin natives and visitors hope that the laws surrounding mobile sports betting loosen up soon. The Potawatomi Tribe will soon be able to offer sports betting as well. Be sure to check back for the latest news on mobile sports betting in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin has a long way to go before mobile sports betting is legalized but — at the very least — Wisconsinites will be able to bet on sports at casinos in the major population centers for the foreseeable future.

There is another way you can put your sports knowledge to the test. PrizePicks is an app where you can choose if a player will go over or under certain stats for the duration of a given game. Action Network visitors can claim a deposit bonus at PrizePicks for up to $100!

Wisconsin Sports Betting Grading Card

Legalized mobile sports betting in Wisconsin has a long way to go. While there are ways to bet on sports, there are a lot of hoops to jump through in order to get your bets placed. We hope that the restrictions loosen as sports betting becomes legal in more states.

Sports betting bill analysis TBD.

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Wisconsin Highlights

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Oneida Nation casino (Main Airport location)

Oneida Nation has over four casinos located all over Wisconsin — but only one offers legal sports betting. The Oneida Nation casino is located right near the Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport. It offers a legal sportsbook, over 1,100 slot machines, table games and poker.

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Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He’s a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.

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