Already blessed with some of the coolest tourist destinations in the United States, Wyoming has given visitors one more compelling reason to head to the Equality State.
Despite being the smallest state in America in terms of population, Wyoming has plunged headlong into the legal sports betting space – a process that took surprisingly little time or effort to finalize once legislation was in place. And while Wyomingites have a limited number of options, they have embraced the presence of legal wagering.Read More. ↓
On the downside, Wyoming residents and visitors don’t have much selection in betting apps, which means limited access to bonuses relative to many of the other regulated states. But if you’re only going to have three sportsbooks to choose from, it might as well be three of the best – and with PointsBet soon to enter the fray, Wyomingites will have another top-shelf sports betting operator in their midst.
Here’s a look at our top-rated online sportsbooks in Wyoming.Read Less. ↑
Caesars is proving to be one of the most aggressively expanding brands in sports betting. Unfortunately, like all major U.S. sportsbooks, they are quick to limit you if you go on a tear and their odds boost promos offer low maximum bet limits.
FanDuel reigns supreme right now as the No. 1 betting site in America. And it has largely earned that spot on the strength of superior brand recognition, an easy-to-use product, an overwhelming number of markets for North America’s most popular sports, and representation in every state in which it is permitted to offer legal sports betting.
DraftKings had a solid reputation as the leading DFS provider in the country, so the shift to legal sports betting felt natural. They offer one of the most voluminous collections of ongoing promos and odds boosts in the industry as they cater to the beginner crowd. However, their reputation has dwindled as outspoken CEO Jason Robins leads the charge of the anti-profitable bettor mentality that runs rampant amongst sportsbooks that are quick to limit winning players.
PointsBet’s innovative nature shows that they don’t want to just be another book you place typical bets. Unfortunately, they are quick to limit bettors on a hot streak and limit the number of promos you’re able to take advantage of, making it necessary for you to shop at other books regularly.
Barstool Sportsbook’s controversial practices have made them one of the most polarizing companies in sports media. In addition, their fun-over-function business model offers little profitability for bettors who quickly find themselves limited after a hot streak.
Wynn has been steeped in the legal gambling scene in Vegas for as long as anyone out there. In other occurrences where you have an operator with a rich history and influence in retail casino operations and resorts, the focus can predominantly be on slots and table games. The online sportsbook can be a casualty of convenience. We were pleasantly surprised to find that isn’t the case with the WynnBET app.
Bally Bet’s bare-bones operation and limited features don’t warrant much consideration as a part of your regular sportsbook rotation unless you find holes in their lines. Still, it’s a company to be bullish about going forward.
The Sports Illustrated Sportsbook is very much in its infancy, which is noticeable upon browsing the betting site or app, as the design is mediocre to go along with below-average betting odds. However, their relationship with 888 Holdings should allow them to evolve as they continue to grow in this hyper-competitive space.
Hard Rock sportsbook is an excellent choice for super casual bettors. It is simplistic and offers some of the best sign-up bonuses for new users looking to try sports betting for the first time or those betting for light entertainment.
Just about everyone loves free stuff, and Wyomingites are certainly no different. Wyoming-based sportsbooks are clamoring to add new customers – and that’s great news for those of you looking to join the fray. Here are the top bonuses and signup offers available in Wyoming:
FanDuel regularly changes its welcome bonus, especially during peak sports seasons like the NFL. The latest offer from FanDuel is a "No Sweat First Bet" of $1,000.
If your first bet loses, FanDuel will offer you a free bet credit in the equal amount of your first bet up to $1,000. If your first bet wins, you win.
BetMGM has an average sign-up bonus for Wyomingites, offering a $1,000 risk-free bet for new users. It’s a bump up from the lowly $600 they were offering for a while.
With the risk-free bet, you only get money back if your first bet loses, and they match your first bet up to $1,000. There are no minimum or maximum odds restrictions on your first bet, which is nice since sign-up promos usually feature those. While that’s admirable insurance, it rewards you with nothing if your first bet hits. For that reason, deposit matches are generally slightly more appealing.
At DraftKings Wyoming, you will receive a $50 free bet with a minimum deposit of $5. If you don’t have the bankroll to make a more extensive first deposit, this is a humble offer. Still, this is far from generous, considering that DK is a multi-billion dollar industry giant.
|Launch Date||Sept. 1, 2021|
|# of Betting Sites||4|
|Online Sports Betting||✅ Yes|
|Retail Sports Betting||❌ No|
|Online Casino||❌ No|
|Retail Casino||✅ Yes|
|College Sports Betting||✅ Yes|
|2022 Population (est.)||580,000|
|2021 Betting Handle||$40.3 million|
|Tax Rate||20 percent|
You can’t call yourself the King of Sportsbooks if you aren’t absolutely everywhere – and BetMGM’s commitment to the people of Wyoming is a meaningful one. It doesn’t hurt, either, that BetMGM’s sports betting app is one of the best in the business, featuring generous bonuses and tons of wagering options.
Check out our BetMGM sportsbook review.
FanDuel might have had a delayed entry into the Wyoming sports betting environment, but we’re sure many residents and visitors will say it was worth the wait. FanDuel’s welcome offer is among the best in the industry, and it offers strong customer service, in-game betting markets and same-game parlay options.
Check out our FanDuel sportsbook review.
When DraftKings is the last operator listed in your rankings, you know you’re sportsbook-spoiled. New users will love the app design and the bevy of ongoing promos and contests, some of which are actually free. It has a massive cache of available sports, and top quality in-play betting options as well.
Check out our DraftKings sportsbook review.
Consult our top list above for the best sports betting options available to you in Wyoming. Our interactive list allows you to sort sportsbooks based on a number of criteria, including banking options, bonuses and quality of customer service.
If you’re looking for more information before making your choice, be sure to check out our detailed, unbiased reviews for each of the top sportsbooks in Wyoming. This is especially important if you want to understand how each book’s bonus offers work.
Registration requirements vary slightly by sportsbook, but most follow the same protocols. Be sure to have your personal information (name, address, phone number) and credit card details (number, expiry date, CVV) handy.
Once you’re comfortable with how your sportsbook’s new signup bonus works, it’s time to make your initial deposit and claim that sweet bonus. The majority of first-time offers for Wyomingites come in one of two forms:
Congratulations! You’re ready to place a wager. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the app interface before diving in. Most mobile operators make it easy for new sports bettors to navigate, but it’s still a good idea to know where everything is.
From there, you can place any type of wager you like; the most popular bet types are the moneyline, spread or total. You can also dive into team or player props, or even kick things off with a futures bet.
Once you have the desired wager(s) in your betting card, take one last look to ensure you’ve made the selections you want. If everything is good, simply click the “Bet” button – and you’re off!
We’ll be keeping this short and sweet, because there really isn’t much history to cover here. Wyoming moved incredibly quickly once legislation was in place, going operational mere months after the successful bill was signed into law.
Here’s a look at Wyoming’s sports betting history:
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May 2018, Wyoming Representative Tom Walters and Senator Odgen Driskill sponsored Bill H 225. It was introduced to the house in February 2020 but ultimately fell just short, with 27 in favor and 32 opposed.
The voting result on H 225, which would have seen sports betting revenue taxed at a 16 percent rate, gave legislators optimism that a modified version would be successful.
Another year, another crack at legalizing sports betting – and things went differently this time, albeit not without a little drama. The Walters-backed Bill HB 133 was actually voted down by the house – but after further consideration, it was passed a day later.
From there, Wyoming coasted to legalization and execution. After easily passing through the Senate, the bill landed on the desk of Governor Mark Gordon, who signed it into law in April. BetMGM and DraftKings were approved for licenses and began operations on Sept. 1, just in time for the start of the NFL and NCAA football seasons.
It took longer than anyone expected, but FanDuel became the third operator in Wyoming with a March 10 launch – 3 ½ months after the sportsbook giant as approved by state gaming regulators. PointsBet earned approval in February and was expected to become Wyoming’s fourth sportsbook operator in late spring or early summer.
Like most states, Wyoming’s state gaming authority has put safeguards in place to ensure that bettors have a way out of any potential trouble spots.
The Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling provides a wealth of resources for any players looking to get help with their gambling issues, including access to treatment and counseling. Players can also set deposit and bet limits of their choosing on each of the state’s three online sportsbooks.
View the Wyoming Council on Problem Gambling site.
It will come as no surprise to see a rather extensive list of major professional and amateur sports available to Wyoming bettors – a list that includes (but is not limited to):
That doesn’t leave much off the table, but there are two major markets in which wagering in Wyoming is prohibited:
Here’s a look at Wyoming’s monthly sports betting handle beginning in 2021:
The state’s three active sportsbooks each pay 10 percent of gross gaming revenue.
Yes! Retail sports wagering officially began in Wyoming just prior to the start of the 2021 NFL season.
You can create an account, deposit, make bets and withdraw using any regulated mobile sports betting app in Wyoming, as long as you are within state borders. Be sure to complete all of your transactions before you leave, however; once you’re outside the state, you will no longer be able to access your account(s).
You certainly can! Any regulated mobile sports betting app should work in whatever Wyoming-based sports venue you’re in at that time.
Check out our list of the top-rated Wyoming sportsbooks above!
You sure can! Wyoming has not instituted any sort of ban or restriction on esports wagering, opening the door for state offers to offer odds markets.
This question might be better phrased as, “How small is the Wyoming sports betting market?” And the answer is: the smallest. Wyoming has the lowest population of any state in the nation at 582,333 (2022 estimate).
The Wyoming Lottery has jurisdiction over sports betting in the state. You’ll find plenty of information on the website, including resources for problem gamblers, information on operators and access to corporate gaming reports.
At least one major player will be entering the Wyoming market. PointsBet was approved for operation by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission in early February and is expected to become the state’s fourth sports betting operator shortly.