Guide to Gambling in 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, and as far as something like the introduction of the best online casinos in NJ goes, that stills feels like fantasy.

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. However, online sports betting was legalized in April 2020, and four legal online sportsbooks are now available.

Land-based 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 four 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.

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.

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.

2021: Governor Mark Gordon signs online sports betting legalization bill HB 133 into law in April 2021. Four legal online sportsbooks open for Wyoming players.

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