Wyoming Online Casino Bill Dead

Two weeks ago we wrote about a Wyoming bill that would legalize and regulate online casino gambling in the Cowboy State. That bill was shortlived, though, as lawmakers have voted down the bill for consideration and effectively killed it.

The bill would have required operators to pay $100,000 for a license and would have taxed the activity in order to generate revenues for the state. The measure wasn't attractive enough for lawmakers, though, who voted down advancing the bill. There were 25 votes in favor of advancing the bill, 36 votes against, and 1 abstention. The bill needed 42 votes to advance.

House Bill 120 was introduced by multiple representatives, with Robert Davis commenting ahead of the vote: "This bill does several important things. It begins to eradicate the illegal iGaming market right here in Wyoming. That activity is taking place without any protections for our citizens who are playing these games. If we can install the guardrails to do this, it will roll out just like our sports wagering has."

Wyoming has already legalized sportsbetting, with a small number of operators providing wagers to the state's adult population of 453,000.

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Dustin Jermalowicz // News Editor
Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.

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