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Action Network check mark Updated July 6, 2022

In spring 2021, lawmakers surprisingly approved statewide mobile wagering, becoming just the second state to allow online betting without any retail sportsbooks. Bettors in The Cowboy State were legally able to wager on sports starting Sept. 1, 2021, just in time before the NFL season kicked off Sept. 9.

Additionally, Wyoming bettors can play Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) through PrizePicks. The rising DFS provider offers users a quick and simple way to bet on their favorite players across a variety of sports leagues. Users pick over/under totals of players from their favorite teams like the Denver Broncos or the Utah Jazz.

The best part? Action has partnered with PrizePicks to provide our users with an exclusive sign-up code. Claim your PrizePicks offer to qualify for at least $100 in first-time deposit matching!

Latest News in Wyoming:

  • The Colorado Rockies lose 5-2 to the LA Dodgers. Colorado is still 5th in the NL West. (7/6)
  • C.J. Cron (COL) has the fifth-most hits (94) in the MLB. (7/6)
  • Bruce Brown signs a two-year (worth over $13 million) deal with the Denver Nuggets. (7/6)

What to keep your Eye on:

  • Can the Rockies start July with a series win both of their upcoming series' against the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres? (7/6)
  • Will the Denver Nuggets continue to make changes to their roster after their recent moves? (7/6)
  • After trading Rudy Gobert (UTAH) for depth and multiple first-round draft picks, what other roster changes will the Utah Jazz make? (7/6)

Wyoming Sports Betting Key Takeaways

⚖️ Is online sports betting legal in WY?

Yes, as of Sept. 1, 2021

💸 What are the eligibility requirements for mobile betting?

To place a legal sports wager in your phone in Wyoming you must be 18+ years of age and within the state boundaries (verifiable by your mobile device's geolocation tech or a downloadable desktop plugin).

📒 What WY online sportsbooks are available? DraftKings, BetMGM and FanDuel
🏈 What sports can you bet on in Wyoming?

Wyoming bettors can bet on all the major league sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL) and more such as European basketball leagues, cricket and rugby. Bets on pro cornhole will also be accepted.

In addition to legal sports betting, Wyoming sports bettors can play PrizePicks, a DFS provider that is currently available in 30 states and Washington D.C. Bettors simply select their favorite players like Russell Wilson or Donovan Mitchell, choose an over/under player prop, and they're entered in to win cash prizes. 

How to Sign up for PrizePicks in Wyoming

  • Step 1. Sign up using our PrizePicks promo code.
  • 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 (PayPal, credit, etc).
  • 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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Where to Play: Legal Online Sportsbooks in Wyoming

Top Wyoming Sportsbooks

Wyoming sports betting was legalized in April 2021, becoming the second state with only online sports betting, joining Tennessee. Online sports betting in the state launched Sept. 1, 2021.

A minimum of five licenses will eventually be awarded to enter the online sports betting market. So far, DraftKings, BetMGM and FanDuel have licenses, and several others have been in talks to join them.

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BetMGM Wyoming

BetMGM is offering Wyoming bettors the chance to earn a completely risk-free bet up to $1,000.

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FanDuel Wyoming

FanDuel became the third sportsbook to launch in The Cowboy State on March 10, 2022. FanDuel is offering bettors in the state to claim a $1,000 risk-free bet bonus at sign-up, with no promo code required.

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Up to a $1,000 risk-free bet

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DraftKings Wyoming

Wyoming sports bettors do not need a promo code to sign up at DraftKings and take advantage of their $1,000 deposit bonus.

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Wyoming Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for Wyoming Beginners

New to sports betting? Check out our sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started placing bets.

Sports Betting Glossary

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology — spreads and money lines, over/unders and props, juice and vig, and so much more. It can be intimidating for newer betting sports fans, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions of all the main terms.

We recommend each of the online sportsbooks to help define these terms within their product to make everything easier for you to understand, too.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

Betting on your favorite teams like the University of Wyoming might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be responsible if you're going to sustain in the sports betting world.

Here are some mistakes to avoid.

How Wyoming Sports Betting Compares: The Sports Betting Report Card

We've graded Wyoming on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states on crucial categories like the number of operators, tax rates, mobile offerings and more.

Wyoming Sports Betting Grading Card

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Mobile Apps

Currently, DraftKings and BetMGM are the only mobile operators in Wyoming. The one hiccup is Wyoming’s small population could disincentivize other sports betting operators from entering the market.

Deposit Options

The first state to explicitly allow cryptocurrency payments, Wyoming is arguably the nation’s best state for depositing.

Competitive Prices

Pricing in Wyoming greatly depends on market participation.

Market Coverage

Wyoming law allows a wide range of sports, and could even see certain regional popular sports such as rodeos or professional bull riding offered to bettors.

Wyoming Sports Betting Background and Legalization Timeline

In one of the most surprising 2021 sports betting developments, Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed HB133 into law in April 2021, paving the way for legal sports betting in the state. For now, Wyoming is the nation’s second uncapped, online-only sports betting state; however, Wyoming’s Northern Arapaho tribe are planning sportsbooks for its three casinos but are limited to in-person bets.

Two commercial online sportsbooks, DraftKings and BetMGM, began taking bets Sept. 1, 2021. FanDuel Sportsbook launched on March 10, 2022. Several more sportsbooks could be on the way to the state in the coming months. Eligible bettors physically within Wyoming state lines can register, deposit and wager from any regulated book. Wyoming sportsbooks can also accept cryptocurrency payments for wagering.

The Wyoming Gaming Commission will regulate wagering and will be required to issue at least five licenses if enough eligible applicants apply. The law requires the commission to issue permits to eligible applicants operating in at least five other jurisdictions. Other well-known national brands including Barstool Sports and PointsBet have shown interest in the market.

Applicants would pay a $100,000 initial fee with a $50,000 renewal every five years and be taxed at 10% of gross gaming revenue. All of these are around industry averages, but Wyoming’s sparse population (and limited customer base) may deter would-be applicants.

Officials didn’t estimate legal wagering’s revenue generation potential, but the gaming commission projected Wyoming residents wager more than $450 million illegally each year. Assuming that projection is accurate, and Wyoming captures all the illegal market (a difficult process that would likely take years), operators could reasonably generate between $25 and $35 million in gross gaming revenue, funding $2.5 million to $3.5 million in annual taxes in a best-case scenario.

There are no prohibitions on eSports or college sports betting, meaning bettors could wager on out-of-state and instate programs like the University of Wyoming football and men’s basketball teams. The legal wagering age in Wyoming is 18; in most states it is 21.

The nation’s least populated and second-least densely populated state is the second statewide mobile market in the Mountain West after Colorado.

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Date Legalization Update

March 2022

Green check mark FanDuel launches as the third sportsbook operator in The Cowboy State.

September 2021

Action Network green checkmark DraftKings and BetMGM earn Wyoming's first online sports betting licenses and begin taking bets. No other books are pending in the state, but several additional operators have expressed interest in the market. Wyoming is the first state to both pass a 2021 sports betting bill and take a bet this year.

August 2021

A 45-day public comment period for sports betting rules finished and the Wyoming Gaming Commission adopted a set of rules for the state. That keeps the state on track for a potential Sept. 1 launch.

July 2021

The Wyoming Gaming Commission opened the sports betting license application process. The commission received at least four letters of intent to enter the market, including FanDuel, DraftKings, Barstool Sportsbook and BetMGM. A minimum of five licenses will be awarded.

Wyoming Gaming Commission Executive Director Charles Moore said applications will open July 15.  The public comment period for the draft of rules is open until July 31.

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June 2021

Action Network green checkmark The Wyoming Gaming Commission decides on rules after four previous drafts. The rules, as submitted to Gov. Mark Gordon, must now undergo a 45-day public comment period. The WGC remains noncommittal about a timeline for the first license approvals, but Gordon’s desired timeframe for a September 2021 launch remains in hand after the WGC managed to push through the rulemaking as quickly as it did.

April 2021

Action Network green checkmark Sports betting becomes legal in Wyoming after Gov. Gordon signs HB133 into law. Wyoming becomes the second state with only online sports betting, joining Tennessee. However, it is likely that the tribal casinos in western Wyoming will open retail sportsbooks. In addition to legalizing online sports betting, the law also formally authorizes Wyoming residents to play daily fantasy sports contests.

March 2021

HB133, a bill to allow for online sports betting in Wyoming, passes the Wyoming Senate by a vote of 24-5, with one abstention. The bill now moves to Gov. Mark Gordon for his signature. The decisive vote in the Senate stands in stark contrast to the rather contentious passage in the House. However, there were no major objections in the upper chamber, and the only amendments were tweaks to the license application process.

In an unusual twist, the Wyoming House of Representatives reconsiders and passes a sports betting bill that the body rejected a day earlier. HB133 moves onto the Wyoming Senate after passing the lower chamber by a vote of 32-28. Ironically, House members had failed the measure by the exact same vote, 32-28, on March 9, over concerns about the bill’s treatment of Wyoming’s Native American tribes.

October 2020

One of Wyoming’s federally recognized Native American tribes, the Northern Arapaho, announces plans to open a retail sportsbook in at least one of its casinos in western Wyoming. The announcement comes despite the fact that no legislation to allow sports betting exists in the Equality State at the moment.

February 2020

A bill to allow online sports betting in Wyoming fails after a close 32-27 vote in the Wyoming House of Representatives. The bill, HB225, called for an online-only system with an unlimited number of sportsbook operators and a 16% tax rate. The measure, authored by Rep. Tom Walters, would’ve allowed sports betting to proceed at the beginning of 2021.

Wyoming Highlights

FanDuel launches in Wyoming as the third sportsbook operator

FanDuel became the third sportsbook to launch in The Cowboy State. 

Wyoming Sports Betting Launches After DraftKings, BetMGM Earn Approval

Wyoming’s first legal online sportsbooks launched after they were approved by state regulators to go live earlier in the day. Wyoming is the first state to both formally approve its first sportsbooks and allow them to launch on the same day.

Wyoming Sports Betting on Track to Launch in September

 A 45-day public comment period for sports betting rules finished and the Wyoming Gaming Commission adopted a set of rules for the state. That keeps the state on track for a potential Sept. 1 launch.

DraftKings SportsBook Offers Launch Bonus Offer

DraftKings SportsBook has unveiled a $100 pre-registration bonus offer for all new users in Wyoming. When you do so, you will be awarded a $100 free bet when DraftKings officially launches in this state.

Sports Betting Becomes Legal in Wyoming

Sports betting becomes legal in Wyoming after Gov. Gordon signs HB133 into law. Wyoming becomes the second state with only online sports betting, joining Tennessee. 

Wyoming Online Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, Clearing Legalization Path

The Wyoming Senate easily passed an amended online sports betting bill Monday, positioning final passage for as early as next month. The 24-5 Senate vote comes several weeks after the House narrowly passed an earlier version of the bill.

Wyoming Teams

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Wyoming Teams to Bet on

While there are no professional sports teams in Wyoming, bettors can look forward to betting on the only Division I school in the state — the University of Wyoming.

College Sports Teams

College Football Betting in Wyoming

Wyoming Cowboys Football

The Wyoming Cowboys football team are coached by Craig Bohl and play their home games at War Memorial Stadium as members of the Mountain West Conference.

Cowboys Odds

Here are a few of our recommended resources to help you bet smartly on college football in Wyoming:

College Basketball Betting in Wyoming

Wyoming Cowboys Men's Basketball

Wyoming's recent basketball history might not be much to write home about, but they do have a national title under their belt, winning the 1943 championship.

Cowboys Odds

Wyoming Cowboys Women's Basketball

The Wyoming women's basketball team won four games in four days at the 2021 Mountain West Conference Tournament to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. It was only the second time the Cowgirls have qualified for the NCAAs.

If you would like to bet with insight on college basketball in Wyoming, check out these resources:

More Reading on Wyoming

Additional Sports News

To supplement Action, you can find additional local sports news coverage at The Casper Star-Tribune, The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle and The Jackson Hole Daily.

Government Oversight

For official communications, you can check out the Wyoming Gaming Commission website, covering FAQs, allowing access to meeting minutes and more.

Support Resources

For support with any gambling problems, the Wyoming Gaming Commission has a Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling that offers support like warning signs, prevent tips and helpful resources.

Wyoming Sports Betting Destinations

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Sam is a sports betting reporter for The Action Network, covering the latest legal and industry news, among other things. A two-time Society of Business Editors and Writers award winner, Sam is based out of Washington DC. His interests are limited to the New York Knicks, combing through government regulations and his rescue-pup, Bowie.

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Wyoming Sports Betting FAQ
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in The Cowboy State.
Is it legal to bet on sports in Wyoming?

Yes, you can legally wager on sports in the Cowboy State as of Sept. 1, 2021.

What sportsbooks are available in Wyoming?

There are only three legal online sportsbooks available in the Cowboy State: DraftKings, BetMGM and FanDuel. Wyoming's below-average population size hasn't drawn new online sportsbooks to enter their market in a while. One benefit, however, is that WY is the only state besides Colorado to offer sports betting in their midwestern region of the U.S.

What tax rate is paid by Wyoming sports betting operators?

Operators are taxed at an even 10%. This tax rate is average in the industry and incomparable to the tax rates in states like New York, Rhode Island, and Delaware. 

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Wyoming?

Sports betting or gambling websites that are not regulated by the state of Wyoming are considered illegal. Your money is never secure on offshore sites that are not regulated by a legal entity. Websites like MyBookie and Bovada are common examples of offshore gambling operators.

Who regulates online sports betting in Wyoming?

The Wyoming Gaming Commission (WGC) is in charge of regulating and overseeing (non-tribal) online sports betting throughout the state. The WCG are members of five sports betting regulation organizations: 

  • North American Gaming Regulators Association
  • Organization of Racing Investigators
  • Racing Commission International
  • Sports Betting Regulators Association
  • Wyoming Responsible Gambling Coalition
How old do you have to be to bet in Wyoming?

You must be at least 18 years old to place a bet in Wyoming. In most states, the age is 21.

Claim Promo Code Odders from WY Sportsbooks

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