Can you gamble online in Wyoming?
Yes and no. Online casinos are not legal in Wyoming. Online poker is not available under the law, either. There are no legal sites that offer these services to people in Wyoming. However, there are some other types of gambling that are available online.
First and foremost, Wyoming online sports betting is available. DraftKings, FanDuel, and BetMGM are all accepting sports bets in the state.
If you prefer casino-style games like slots, table games, and poker, then your best options are sweepstakes or social casinos available in the state. Online social casinos like Chumba Casino and Luckyland Slots, or online sweepstakes casinos like Funzpoints offer terrific opportunities to play some of your favorite games, including progressive jackpot slots, blackjack, and roulette. There are even ways to win real prizes from these sites, and you never have to pay a dime.
You can also bet on horse racing online in Wyoming. Wyoming has a long and deep history with all things equine. There are three racetracks with live racing in the state. There are standalone off-track betting facilities scattered across the land. The state university’s mascot is the Cowboys. Heck, even the state logo is a cowboy on a rearing horse. It’s no surprise that you can bet on horse races through your phone.
Another option available to you throughout Wyoming is daily fantasy sports play. Although the ability to play in these short-term contests is nothing new, it is no longer an unsettled question of law. DraftKings, FanDuel, and other DFS providers are as legitimate as any other Wyoming business.
So, there are plenty of ways to gamble without leaving your home in Wyoming. Given how fierce the weather can be, it’s absolutely for the best.
Are online casinos legal in Wyoming?
No. Online casinos are not legal in Wyoming at this time. Title 6 of the Wyoming Statutes has this definition for gambling in its naming of legal offenses:
“‘Gambling’ means risking any property for gain contingent in whole or in part upon lot, chance, the operation of a gambling device or the happening or outcome of an event, including a sporting event, over which the person taking a risk has no control.”
However, this situation may not be here to stay. Although a recent proposed bill to legalize online casinos failed to gain any traction in the legislature, it is indicative of some interest in making online casinos a reality in Wyoming.
For now, the only exceptions are, as we mentioned above, sweepstakes casinos or social casinos. Sites like Chumba Casino, LuckyLand Slots and Funzpoints offer slots and table games that are, more or less, indistinguishable from actual online casino games.
Can you play online poker in Wyoming?
No. As is the case with online casinos, there are no online poker sites that are operating legally in the state of Wyoming. The Equality State’s statutory definition of gambling does not leave very much wiggle room for most activities, and online poker is not an exception to the law. Any site that says otherwise is playing a bit fast and loose with the truth, but we’ll talk about that in just a bit.
In the meantime, the best option that you have available is a sweepstakes poker site like Global Poker. Global is part of the same family of sites as Chumba and LuckyLand and uses the same two currencies, Gold Coins and Sweeps Coins. Global offers No Limit Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha in cash game, tournament and sit and go formats. Obviously, the easiest type of game to find is a hold’em game, but there are usually PLO games running throughout the day. If you’ve been looking for an online poker site in Wyoming, Global can fit the bill.