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Wyoming State Denied In Latest Attempt To Legalize Online Casinos

Andy Newton

Wyoming is still in the state of ‘sticking’ when it comes to the legalization of online casinos as the latest House vote rejects the proposal.

State representatives refuted the opportunity by a vote of 25-36-1 to agree an iGaming legislation in 2024.

Therefore, this means the House Bill 120, which was filed in early February by Rep. Robert Davis, will not be discussed or implemented at any stage during the legislative session.

This bill needed a minimum of 42 representatives voting in favor.

Before the vote Robert Davis said:

“This bill does several important things. It begins to eradicate the illegal iGaming market right here in Wyoming. That activity is taking place without any protections for our citizens who are playing these games. … If we can install the guardrails to do this, it will roll out just like our sports wagering has.”

Rep. John Winter later told the House the Wyoming Gaming Commission had agreed that it was not in a position for online casinos to be regulated.

“It’s my understanding that the gaming commission wants to shut this down. They think it’s going too fast and they’re concerned about the youngsters that have telephones that can do this gaming.”

However, sports betting in Wyoming has been legal online and in retail settings since September 2021, and saw record revenue highs in January 2024

Wyoming sports betting operators took over $20.2 million in bets, which saw a revenue of $2.6 million, which is a state record.

  • Total Handle: $20,272,552
  • Sportsbook Revenue: $2,662,550
  • Win: 13.13%
  • Sportsbook Revenue After Promo Deductions: $1,758,241
  • Adjusted Win: 8.67%
  • State Taxes: $177,183
Andy Newton

Horse racing, sports betting tipster and journalist that uses key trends and stats to find winners, plus new betting angles for readers. Andy Newton has leading industry contacts, including with some of the best horse racing stables in the UK with his long association with TrainersQuotes and FromTheStables. Has written for GeeGeez and BetBright, plus was the former sports betting editor of odds comparison site Easyodds and Juicestorm. Has also appeared on betting podcasts for MatchBook and has featured in the popular Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Guide. Andy's ghost written for former top jockey Richard Dunwoody too and has a monthly column in the Racing Ahead horse racing magazine. Now a regular on SportsLens, giving his views, trends and tips mainly on horse racing (US & UK) and football (soccer), plus specializes in long form SEO sports betting content for news, tips and all things betting on any sport. If there's a stat to be explored and it's a sport, Andy will find a betting angle.