Wyoming Gambling Laws & Online Poker in Wyoming

Wyoming still doesn’t have any online poker legislation in place.  However, changes have been discussed but there probably won’t be movement for a couple of years.

Type/Code Summary
State Code Section(s) 6.7.101-104; 11.25
Definition of Gambling 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.
Definition of Gambling Device Any device, machine, paraphernalia or equipment except an antique gambling device that is used or usable in the playing phases of any professional gambling activity, whether that activity consists of gambling between persons or gambling by a person involving the playing of a machine.
Definition of Professional Gambling Aiding or inducing another to engage in gambling, with the intent to derive a profit therefrom; or participating in gambling and having, other than by virtue of skill or luck, a lesser chance of losing or a greater chance of winning than one or more of the other participants.
Online Poker/Gambling No lawmakers have proposed any legislation related to the legalization of online poker or casino games.
Live Poker There are very small poker rooms in two of the four casinos in Wyoming, and limited cash games are available.
Casinos Two Native American tribes completed gaming compacts with the state to open casinos, of which there are now four. The small establishments offer limited gaming but some have table games in addition to slot machines.
Sports Betting Wyoming lawmakers have taken an interest in legalizing sports betting in 2020.
DFS Wyoming is one of the few states that have not addressed any type of daily fantasy sports legislation.
Other Forms of Gambling Horse and dog racing, pari-mutuel betting, lottery, Calcutta wagering, bingo and pull-tabs via charitable gambling.