Sports Betting Legalized in Wyoming, Launch Set for September 1

The second state in the US officially to pass sports betting legalization legislation in Wyoming after House Bill 133 signed by Gov. Mark Gordon. On Monday, to legalize sports wagering in Wyoming, House Bill 133 become law after signed by Gov. Gordon. The operators who perform operations in at least three states are looking by the state to license at least five operators.

Experienced Operators, Only Model-Mobile

There is a lack of land-based casinos; thus, the state lawmakers only want to adopt the mobile-only sports wagering model. Gov. Gordon signed the bill, and five sports gambling operators will approve by the state who have experience.

Eastern Shoshone operates the Class II gaming halls, but since the Class III compact required by the law, sports betting is not allowed to offer by the tribe.

Class III gaming compact has to achieve for a long since by the Eastern Shoshone Tribe for a while, but the state lawmaker refused to grant them one.

The Wyoming legislators authorized the Gaming Commission with regulation power for the sports wagering market. On September 1. 2021, the lawmakers enable the need to develop a framework for operators to go live.

Projections and Financial Details

For $100,000, each operator will get the license approval for five years as the bill introduced by two senators and six state representatives on February 6. On an annual basis for $50,000, the operators could renew the license. Vendors initially have to pay $10,000 for the permit, and after the expiry date of 5 years, they have to pay $5,000 per annum.

On Gross Gaming Receipts (GGR), the sports betting law sets a tax rate of 10 per cent.

According to which Wyoming’s sports betting market projected to receive $450 million in annual wagers, the commission provides the financial provision. At illegal offshore websites, the current sports bettor’s conversion rate highly correlated with the final figure.

The state expects to collect the tax money of nearly $27 million in a year with the 6 per cent holding rate in a slightly lower operator.


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