Wind River Casino

  • The Northern Arapaho Tribe is planning on bringing sports betting to Wyoming without the need for a bill to pass in the state legislature.
  • The first of three casinos to launch sports betting is Wind River Casino and the tribe has already begun taking formal steps to go live in the venue.
  • This addition of sportsbooks will not only bring a sports betting opportunity to bettors in Wyoming but also much-needed jobs and funds.

RIVERTON, Wyo. – Without any official state legislation, Wyoming may be getting sports from the Northern Arapaho Tribe according to statements released.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe has found a grey area in Wyoming law stating that the tribe operates its gaming under the US Department of the Interior which does not require state approval.

The business council of the tribe has even announced that it will begin taking formal steps to launch legal sports betting at the three tribal casinos in the state, starting with the Wind River casino located in central Wyoming.

“With the addition of well-regulated sports betting, our Northern Arapaho Tribe has an important opportunity to enhance the gaming experience at our facilities while generating increased revenue to help fund vital programs and services for the Arapaho people,” said the NABC in a statement. “Tribal gaming officials and the Northern Arapaho Gaming Agency are currently taking the appropriate steps to allow wagers on sporting events, an amenity we are excited to make available to patrons of the Wind River Hotel & Casino and our other Tribal gaming establishments.”

Gaming officials of Northern Arapaho have started the process of drafting rules and regulations for the sports betting options that are set to begin at Wind River casino.

The CEO of Wind River Hotel & Casino, Brian Van Enkenvoort, believes sports betting will create much-needed jobs to tribal establishments and bring funds for Tribal members’ vital services.

”Well-regulated sports betting is an excellent way to make the gaming experience even better for our customers at the Wind River Hotel & Casino and each of our gaming establishments,” said Van Enkenvoort. “This is truly an amenity that sports fans can’t find anyplace else in Wyoming.”

Currently, there are no plans to launch mobile sports betting and players will have to visit the land-based casinos to place wagers on sports.

North Dakota is also planning to take the same approach as Wyoming sports betting by launching tribal sportsbooks without any state legislation passed and that will be coming in the near future.

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