Can you legally play online casinos in Wyoming. Everything you need to know about casino gambling in the state of Wyoming.
Wyoming – the home of Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, and some of the most breathtaking mountain climbs in the United States.
Despite being the 10th largest state in terms of land mass, Wyoming is the least populous state in America. But that doesn’t mean it can’t cater to the gamblers of the world! Here’s everything you need to know about Wyoming online casinos, land-based casinos, and other gambling options in the Equality State.
Can You Play Online Casino in Wyoming?
No, you cannot legally play online casino games in Wyoming. Don’t listen to anyone who tells you otherwise, as they are wrong. Online casino gaming is literally illegal (see here).
Exceptions to the law are sweepstakes casinos and social casinos. You may have heard of sites like LuckyLand and Chumba Casino – these are social casinos. In other words, you can play casino games online at these sites but cannot actively gamble real money.
If you want to place bets on casino games, you will need to visit one of Wyoming’s four tribal casinos on the Wind River Reservation. Or, make the extremely long journey to Michigan – the closest legal online casino gaming state. That might be a big ask though, you may as well head to Vegas for the bright lights at that rate!
Are there Casinos in Wyoming?
Yes, there are land-based casinos in Wyoming. All of the physical casinos in Wyoming are tribal casinos – owned by either the Eastern Shoshone or Northern Arapaho tribes.
Surprisingly, the nearest casino to Wyoming’s capital, Cheyenne, is three to four hours away. Here are the four casinos in the state of Wyoming.
|Little Wind Casino||Ethete||88 Blue Sky Highway|
|Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel||Lander||5690 US-287|
|Wind River Hotel & Casino||Riverton||10269 Highway 789|
|789 Smoke Shop & Casino||Riverton||180 Red Wolf Creek Drive|
Casino gaming in Wyoming is limited to in-person bets at the casino. However, Wyoming has legalized one form of mobile betting…
Can You Bet on Sports in Wyoming?
Yes, you can bet on sports in Wyoming both in-person and online.
It was second time lucky for Wyoming, after voting resulted in a no-vote for its legalization back in 2020. In 2021, the result was ‘yes’ and Gov. Mark Gordon signed the bill into motion.
Today, you can place a sports wager in Wyoming from the comfort of your home or while on-the-go. It can all be done on your mobile device. Major sports betting brands like Caesars, BetMGM and FanDuel offer online sports betting to the people of Wyoming.
Interestingly, although almost half of the states in the U.S. can now bet on sports online, only one of Wyoming’s neighbors has also legalized it. That neighbor is Colorado. You cannot yet bet on sports in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Utah or Idaho.
Daily Fantasy Sports in Wyoming
Wyoming DFS laws are non-existent. That means DFS is in operation, but it’s classed as a gray area. Daily Fantasy Sports giants, DraftKings and FanDuel, operate in Wyoming with no attempts from the state to shut them down.
Can You Play Poker Online in Wyoming?
Online poker is illegal in Wyoming. This means that you are unable to play Texas Hold’em, Three Card Poker, or any other type of poker as a Wyoming resident. Unless you head to one of the four casinos in the state, of course.
Horse Racing Wagering in Wyoming
There are two horse racetracks in the Equality State – Wyoming Downs and Sweetwater Downs. You can wager on horse racing at either of these venues, plus at the numerous off-track wagering locations in the state.
It’s no Churchill Downs, but Wyoming Downs is a pretty awesome track.
So, that’s the state of play when it comes to Wyoming online casinos and gambling options in the state. Stay tuned for all Wyoming-related updates!