- The Wyoming Gaming Commission (WGC) will be holding a special meeting on Wednesday, September 1 to potentially approve DraftKings and BetMGM for early launches in the state.
- If lawmakers vote in favor of this, betting fans can start placing action on sporting events immediately.
- The initial launch date for Wyoming sportsbooks was September 8, making this rollout a week earlier than was expected.
CHEYENNE – Wyoming sports betting fans may be able to place action on games today if lawmakers vote in favor of expediting the launch of two sportsbooks; DraftKings and BetMGM.
The initial launch date for the regulated sports betting market was set for Wednesday, September 8, but the Wyoming Gaming Commission (WGC) will be hosting a special meeting one week early to discuss going live with the popular sportsbooks immediately.
Whether this will be approved or not, local fans will see the Wyoming sports betting industry roll out in time for the 2021 NFL season. The market launching a week earlier than expected would give gamblers more time to get in on all of the wagers already posted.
Wyoming Sports Betting Is Incoming
The meeting of the WGC will be held Wednesday, September 1 in the afternoon. Sports gaming became a regulated industry in Wyoming with the passing of HB 133 in May. The framework is already set and it would take very little effort to launch a week early because of it.
DraftKings and BetMGM will be the first sportsbooks to offer odds on the 2021 NFL season in Wyoming through both of their mobile platforms. These are the only sportsbooks that have seen their applications approved.
FanDuel, Barstool Sportsbook, SuperBook USA, Golden Entertainment, and PointsBet have also applied for licenses to open sportsbooks in Wyoming. A minimum of five licenses are available to be issued according to the Wyoming regulations, so there are three spots left before reaching this baseline.
Wyoming could become one of the strongest regulated sports betting markets in the country due to its accessibility alone. It is mobile-only, similar to Tennessee, and will allow its sportsbooks to accept cryptocurrencies to place action, the first industry in the nation to do so.
Additionally, Wyoming will also accept betting fans who are 18 years old, where most markets require sports bettors to be 21 years old or older.
Wyoming’s accessibility will certainly attract a wide variety of local betting fans and this NFL season is the perfect time to launch as football is the most wagered on sport in the country.
Local sports betting fans may be just a few hours away from seeing their industry go live and could be placing bets on sporting events by tonight.
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