Wyoming

Wyoming has a reputation for being a state filled with fit-and-active outdoorsmen and the concept of the ‘Wild West’ is still alive-and-well in the “Cowboy State.” On the contrary, Wyoming’s gambling laws haven’t always been equally free.

Currently, Live Poker, Tribal Casinos, Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS), a state lottery, charitable gaming and Horse Racing Betting make up the gambling menu in Wyoming.
Land-based or online sports betting, online casinos and online poker are all still prohibited under the state’s laws.

 

Wyoming Casino Gambling

Commercial casinos are still prohibited in Wyoming, but Native American tribes can own and operate Tribal casinos on their land thanks to the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988.

There are three tribal Wyoming casinos (located near the Idaho and Utah borders) operating in the Cowboy State in which you’ll find more than 1860 slots and gaming machines. There is a total of 19 table games on offer. The minimum bet we have unearthed at casinos in Wyoming is $0.01 and the maximum bet is a rather conservative $25.

Wyoming casinos offer video poker, slot machines, live poker tables, and other skilled table games. Games of chance, including roulette and craps, are not allowed in Wyoming’s tribal casinos.

Alcohol is not served at these facilities, so as a consequence, the legal age of gambling is only 18 in Wyoming casinos.

Online Casinos in Wyoming

In Wyoming, online casinos are theoretically against the law and currently prohibited.

It’s important to note however, given the unclear and ‘generalized’ nature of the way the State Statutes are written, it could be argued that they are ambiguous on the legality of gambling online. Given the unclear nature of the way the law is written, Wyoming’s lawmakers may well have the opportunity to rule on legal online sports betting without being required to change the current laws. However, that is still some way off, for now.

Wyoming’s laws are interpreted in a way that playing online casinos is illegal in the State and online players are advised to solely participate in LEGAL online gambling games only (i.e. Currently Horse Racing, Games of Skill and DFS).

Poker in Wyoming

Home social poker games are deemed legal under Wyoming’s gaming laws.

See below for options to play fully legal Live Poker in Wyoming.

Poker Rooms

Live Poker is available at Wyoming’s Tribal casinos and home social games are determined to be legal under Wyoming State Statute 6.7.101 (Part E) which states;
‘(E) Any game, wager or transaction which is incidental to a bona fide social relationship, is participated in by natural persons only, and in which no person is participating, directly or indirectly, in professional gambling.’

Online Poker Laws

Online Poker is specifically considered to be illegal in Wyoming. Above section ‘Online Casinos in Wyoming’ that carries detailed information on online gambling in the state.

  • $20 million estimated annual gambling revenue builds support-industries in Wyoming including restaurants, bars and other service industries.
  • $5 million estimated annual tax revenue provides revenue-streams to fund education, health, fire-and-police-services, aged care, roads and social welfare.
  • 150 are directly employed in the Wyoming Tribal Casino Gambling Industry, providing positive-growth and economic prosperity to Native American communities.
  • Further State Government Revenue could be generated for Wyoming and improve the lives of the state’s citizens by legalizing online gambling and sports betting.

History of Online & Land-Based Gambling in Wyoming

1901; All forms of gambling banned in Wyoming.

2005; Wyoming’s Tribal Casinos begin operation.

2011; Horse Racing Betting permitted in Wyoming.

2013; Wyoming’s Historic Horse Racing legalized under Bill HB 25.

2014; Wyoming State Lottery is established.

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