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Wyoming Gambling Commission Measure Appears Dead for Now

A legislative panel won't support a bill to create a gambling commission in Wyoming, which likely dooms the measure for the next year and leaves hundreds of gaming machines in bars and truck stops across the state unregulated and untaxed.

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Wyoming Gaming

5/19/2020

article Casper expand zoning rules to allow gambling businesses in more areas
(Wyoming) -- The Casper City Council have finalized changes to some zoning rules which will allow gaming/gambling establishments to operate in more areas in the city....

5/6/2020

article Wynn CEO hoping to open Strip properties in May, will continue worker pay
(Las Vegas) -- Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s CEO said it’s likely the company’s two Las Vegas properties could open later this month. With the first phase of the...

5/5/2020

article Casper looks to change zoning rules to allow new gambling businesses
(Wyoming) -- The Casper City Council are considering rule changes which would allow gaming/gambling businesses to operate in C-4 (Highway Business) zoning districts....

3/22/2020

article Barron: Money, the law and the gaming commission
(Wyoming) -- The 2020 law creating the Wyoming Gaming Commission is one of those bills that had many lives. The idea, the need and several bills have been around for...

3/16/2020

article Loss Of March Madness, Professional Sports Big Deal For Sportsbooks
(Wyoming) -- COVID-19 is halting sports events around the country. The National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League and Major League Soccer are all...

3/3/2020

article Sports betting bill dies in Wyoming House, but regulation passes
(Wyoming) -- On February 28, a bill that would have legalized sports betting in Wyoming died on the state House floor. The bill, which was sponsored by Representative...

3/1/2020

article Gaming bill vote almost split amongst Campbell County reps
(Wyoming) -- A bill to create a state gaming commission passed the Wyoming House of Representatives this past week. But for a Campbell County legislator who voted...

2/28/2020

article Wyoming moves closer to regulated gambling, but not without changes
(Wyoming) -- After lengthy debate Thursday night, the Wyoming House of Representatives resoundingly passed legislation to regulate gaming in the Equality State, sending...

2/25/2020

article Lawmakers Move Forward With Gaming Regulations
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Legislature has high hopes of debating some gaming bills this session including the establishment of a new gaming commission. Video gambling...
article Casper City Council Gives Tentative Nod to Wagering at Former Nightclub
(Wyoming) -- Casper City Council at a work session Tuesday tentatively approved amending a city zoning requirement that would allow gambling in a former nightclub. City...

2/20/2020

article Gillette Considering Permits For Skill Games
(Wyoming) -- Gillette could be the first city in the state to create a permitting process for unregulated games of skill. The city is targeting electronic wagering...

2/19/2020

article Wyoming’s winning bet on horse racing: industry has boosted economy
(Wyoming) -- State officials keep saying the state needs to diversify its income by using other means to help fill the state’s coffers, and horse racing across the...

2/18/2020

article Should Wyoming gamble on gambling?
(Wyoming) -- Some pieces of legislation receive far less attention than they deserve. House Bill 171 – Wyoming gaming commission, sponsored by the travel committee...

2/10/2020

article Lawmakers mull regulated gaming in Wyoming. The question is how far should the state go?
(Wyoming) -- Almost everyone in the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee Room agreed Monday that 2020 should be the year Wyoming starts to regulate gaming....

2/8/2020

article Gillette to consider 'skill game' gambling machine ordinance
(Wyoming) -- A Wyoming city is considering whether to require businesses to get permits for gambling machines. The Gillette City Council will consider a proposed...

2/7/2020

article Lawmakers advance bill to create gaming commission
(Wyoming) -- Though the final version may look different, lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday morning that would establish a gaming commission to provide regulations that...

1/26/2020

article Driskill: Wyoming needs a gaming commission
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming has a long and storied history with gaming, dating back to the days when cowboys gathered in bunkhouses for an old-fashioned game of Western poker....

11/25/2019

article State may look at expanding gambling enforcement
(Wyoming) -- Nearly all gambling in Wyoming is illegal, but what agency investigates infractions and enforces the law in cases of legalized gambling – or who...

10/9/2019

article Gaming commission bill moves forward
(Wyoming) -- The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee on Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources voted to move forward with a bill that would dedicate more...

10/7/2019

article Wyoming Lawmakers Advance Gambling Regulation Bill
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers are moving ahead with plans for more gambling regulation.The state Pari-Mutuel Commission currently oversees horse racing. The Legislature...

7/24/2019

article Plans for Regulated Gambling in Wyoming Continue
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming is well-known for having some of the restrictive gambling laws in the United States. Several lawmakers here are pushing for better regulation over...

7/23/2019

article After prodding from leadership, Wyoming lawmakers revive regulated gambling proposal
(Wyoming) -- Just three weeks ago, members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Committee of Travel, Recreation and Cultural Resources decided it was giving up on an...

7/1/2019

article Wyoming Gambling Commission Measure Appears Dead for Now
(Wyoming) -- A legislative panel won't support a bill to create a gambling commission in Wyoming, which likely dooms the measure for the next year and leaves...

6/30/2019

article The Wild West: Wyoming Effort Forming Statewide Gaming Commission Appears Dead
(Wyoming) -- Wyoming lawmakers believe their state has an increasing problem with illegal gaming machines, but efforts to form a regulatory commission to stem the issue...

6/29/2019

article Wyoming gambling commission measure appears dead for now
(Wyoming) -- A legislative panel won't support a bill to create a gambling commission in Wyoming, which likely dooms the measure for the next year and leaves...

6/28/2019

article Regulated gambling in Wyoming? Not this year, lawmakers say
(Wyoming) -- Since the idea first appeared in the Legislature last year, regulated gambling was recognized by many to be a troublesome – if needed – topic...

6/26/2019

article A mystery group has been pushing to stop gambling regulation in Wyoming
(Wyoming) -- A mysterious group with dubious ties to Wyoming has been lobbying state lawmakers in an apparent attempt to derail talks about regulating gambling in...

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