Everything you need to know about the state of play in Wisconsin as far as gambling is concerned, from Wisconsin online casinos to the sports betting landscape.
Ah, Wisconsin. America’s Dairyland. When will this state legalize online casinos and sports betting for its people? We’re here to keep you updated on all this WI online casinos, land-based casinos and WI sports betting.
Can You Gamble Online in Wisconsin?
Unfortunately, both online sports betting and online casino gambling are currently illegal in Wisconsin. The truth is that the legalization of WI online gambling is not even on the agenda. Even if it was, it would require a change to the state’s constitution – no small feat.
Wisconsin social casinos are permitted, but this is arguably not the same. You are not gambling with real money when playing social casino games. Wisconsin online casino gaming is strictly prohibited.
The only way that you can bet online in Wisconsin is via pari-mutuel wagering on horses.
Land-Based Casinos in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is home to 24 tribal casinos. ‘Tribal’ casinos mean they are owned and managed by the 11 Native American tribes, rather than the state.
Here are the 24 tribal casinos in Wisconsin:
|Bad River Lodge & Casino||73370 US-2||Odanah|
|Grindstone Creek Casino||13394 West Trepania Road||Hayward|
|Ho-Chunk Gaming Black River Falls||W9010 Highway 54 East||Black River Falls|
|Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison||4001 Evan Acres Road||Madison|
|Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa||949 County Road G||Nekoosa|
|Ho-Chunk Gaming Tomah||27867 State Highway 21||Tomah|
|Ho-Chunk Gaming Baraboo||S3214 County Road BD||Baraboo|
|Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg||N7198 US Highway 45||Wittenberg|
|Irene Moore Activity Center||2100 Airport Drive||Green Bay|
|Lake of the Torches Resort Casino||510 Old Abe Road||Lac Du Flambeau|
|Legendary Waters Resort & Casino||37600 Onigamiing Drive||Bayfield|
|Menominee Casino Resort||N277 Highway 47/55||Kenosha|
|Mole Lake Casino Lodge||3084 Highway 55||Crandon|
|North Star Mohican Casino Resort||W12180 County Road A||Bowler|
|Oneida Bingo Casino||3120 South Packerland Drive||Green Bay|
|Oneida Casino Travel Center||5939 Old Wisconsin 29||Pulaski|
|Oneida Mason Street Casino||2522 West Mason Street||Green Bay|
|Potawatomi Carter Casino Hotel||618 State Highway 32||Wabeno|
|Potawatomi Hotel & Casino||1721 West Canal Street||Milwaukee|
|Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge & Convention Center||13767 West County Road B||Hayward|
|St. Croix Casino Danbury||30222 State Road 35 77||Danbury|
|St. Croix Casino Hertel||4348 State Road 70||Webster|
|St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake||777 Highway 8/63||Turtle Lake|
|Thunderbird||W110 Country Trunk VV||Keshena|
Plenty of locations to choose from, Wisconsin! However, no WI online casinos yet…
Is Wisconsin Sports Betting Legal?
No, sports betting cannot be done legally in Wisconsin.
However, Minnesota is the only bordering state that also prohibits sports wagering. If you travelled from Wisconsin to Iowa, Michigan or Illinois, you could place a sports bet instantly from your mobile device. Michigan even allows for online casino gambling!
With Wisconsin home to the Packers, Bucks and Brewers, we definitely wouldn’t rule out the chance of sports betting coming to the Badger State. After all, half of the U.S. can now legally place a sports wager in their home state.
What About Wisconsin Daily Fantasy Sports?
Honestly, DFS betting in Wisconsin isn’t really legal or illegal. It’s a gray area.
But it’s definitely more legal than the Wisconsin online casinos. To put it simply, you will be able to open a DraftKings or FanDuel without any problems in Wisconsin.
Can You Bet on Horse Races in Wisconsin?
Pari-mutuel wagering has been legal in Wisconsin since 1987. However, no horse racing tracks opened.
Instead, five greyhound tracks opened between 1990 and 1991. Now, all tracks are closed. The last track to close was Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha, back in 2009.