A Beginner’s Guide To Legal Online Sports Betting in Wyoming

Posted By Brant James on September 2, 2021

Sports betting is legal and live in Wyoming.

Newcomers to legal sports betting can download apps from their favorite brands, deposit funds and begin playing right away.

To begin betting on sports in Wyoming, residents will need to follow a few simple but important steps before they can begin just in time for NFL betting season.

What sportsbook apps can I bet on in Wyoming?

Wyoming will eventually have up to five sportsbook operators, which doesn’t seem like a lot of choice, but for a state of 600,000 residents, maybe that’ll be the sweet spot. Right now, DraftKings and BetMGM are available. These are the only two that launched on the start day of Sept. 1.

Top sportsbook offers for new Wyoming sport bettors

For now, new players can take advantage of these sign-up promotions:

  • DraftKings – $50 Free, On Deposit + 20% Match Deposit up to $1,000
  • BetMGM – $1,000 Risk Free Bet. Promo code: PLAYBONUS

Click on your preferred offer above to get started.

Will more sportsbook brands be launching in the future?

Yes. FanDuel and Barstool both officially noted their intent to launch operations in the state to the Wyoming Gaming Commission. Legally, the WGC must issue five licenses, so there will definitely be a fifth sportsbook at some point.

Where can I bet in Wyoming?

Anywhere inside the state. Geolocation software on all sportsbook apps ensures any user is physically in state lines, therefore legally placing bets within those beautiful Wyoming vistas.

Though sports betting is legal to the north in Montana, in Deadwood, South Dakota and Colorado, the WGC needs to assure your location for taxation and other purposes that won’t hinder your bet on the Cowboys this weekend.

How to download a Wyoming sports betting app

The steps to get ready to play on whichever platforms arrive are pretty uniform no matter who shows up.

The process is meant to assure that players are actually 18 years of age and to safeguard their financial information.

Aspiring bettors should visit the website of the sportsbook they like, and locate a link to download the app. For Android users, visit the Google Play Store. iPhone users can visit the App Store. A few acknowledgments to questions posed by the apps completes the download. Now you’re getting there.

Setting up a sports betting account in Wyoming

Wyoming greatly simplified the process of setting up an account. They can be set up online or via a mobile device anywhere within the state.

Once an app is downloaded, the next step is to click the registration button and prepare the multiple pieces of identifying information that are required.

  • Full name
  • Valid email address
  • Date of Birth
  • Cell phone number
  • Address
  • Social Security number (or the last four digits)

A user name and password will be requested and a bonus code can be inputted for that first little nest egg. For example, BetMGM is using the promotion code “PLAYBONUS” to receive a $1,000 risk-free bet.

Depositing and withdrawing money from sports betting apps in Wyoming

Deposits made online will also require some standard book-keeping. While this can sometimes concern customers about giving over a lot of information, the data is used to secure their privacy and assure their financial details are secure.

Among the standard industry-wide methods of funding accounts are:

  • Credit or debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, etc.)
  • Online bank transfers (similar to online bill pay)
  • Wire transfers
  • Electronic checks (ACH or VIP Preferred)
  • Prepaid cards (Play+)
  • Electronic wallets (PayPal, Skrill, etc.)
  • PayNearMe (via 7-Eleven, Family Dollar, CVS, Walmart)
  • Cash at the land-based casino sportsbook
  • Checks or money orders

Not all deposit options can be used for withdrawal. Example: PayPal and Skrill handle withdrawals only if used for the deposit.

E-checks are the quickest. Paper checks are an option. The funds will be mailed to the address used to set up the account.

Withdrawal options for Wyoming sportsbooks:

  • Online bank transfers (similar to online bill pay)
  • Wire transfers
  • Electronic checks (ACH or VIP Preferred)
  • Prepaid cards (Play+)
  • Electronic wallets (PayPal, Skrill, etc.)
  • Cash at the land-based casino cage
  • Checks

How to bet on sportsbook apps in Wyoming

If you’ve thumbed through any app, from Instagram to a banking platform, a sportsbook app will quickly become routine.

Using DraftKings as an example, which is one of two live sportsbooks in Wyoming now, users will find tabs across the top of the screen for popular events, the NFL or college football, and others the company thinks will be in high demand.

Under that, there is a horizontal menu generically labeled “baseball,” “hockey,” “basketball,” etc., where the pro and college leagues are further organized. Game lines and future bets are just another tap away.

If you’re completely new to sports betting and need some pointers, bookmark  PlayUSA‘s Sports Betting 101 page as a resource.

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Brant James is a veteran journalist who has twice been recognized in the Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, most recently in 2020. He's covered motorsports, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball among a myriad of others beats and written enterprise and sports business for publications including USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com.

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