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    Explore the national and state-by-state impact of the casino gaming industry, as well as key regulatory and statutory requirements in each state.

    • Number of Casinos 3

    • Economic Impact $301.5 Million

    • Jobs Supported 2,588

    • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $46.4 Million

    • Gross Gaming Revenue $14.8 Million (2022 Commercial Sports Betting)

    Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    • Number of Casinos 3

    • Economic Impact $301.5 Million

    • Jobs Supported 2,588

    • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $46.4 Million

    • Gross Gaming Revenue N/A

    Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

    All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2023.

    There are two compacted tribes in the state: The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation.

    The Northern Arapaho tribe may operate up to five facilities in the state. The tribe’s compact was initially set to expire in 2020 but was extended to 2040 in 2014.

    The Eastern Shoshone Tribe may operate up to four gaming facilities in the state. The tribes compact was set to expire in 2026, but was extended to 2046 in 2015.

    The tribes are allowed to operate pull-tabs, raffles, wagering on contests of skill, strength or endurance, Calcutta wagering, pari-mutuel wagering and “any game wager or transaction” as recognized by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Wyoming.

    As per the compact, tribes have jurisdiction to regulate Class III gaming on Indian lands. But, the state of Wyoming has “no jurisdiction regarding any gaming addressed or regulated by [the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act].”

    AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
    Information on tribal-state licensing procedures are not laid out in the compacts.

    REVENUE SHARE
    Tribes in Wyoming do not share Class III gaming revenue with the state.

    TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    None

    WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
    Federal law may require tribal casinos to issue a W-2G form to persons and may withhold winnings if certain conditions are met. For more information click here.

    TRIBAL USE OF REVENUE
    Requirements as described in IGRA.

    STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
    None

    SELF-EXCLUSION
    None

    COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
    None

    ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
    None

    ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
    None

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    18 years of age to participate in any gambling activity, except as allowed under state and tribal law regarding fishing derbies and charitable raffles.

    OPERATION ON HOLIDAYS
    Yes

    TESTING REQUIREMENTS
    Testing must be conducted by an independent testing lab at the NIGC’s request.

    ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal compliance requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.

    SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
    Federal shipping requirements under the Johnson Act apply.

    RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
    Yes

    CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
    None

    SMOKING BANS
    No

    CASHLESS GAMING & ALTERNATIVE PAYMENTS
    The state’s tribal casinos do not currently accept cashless gaming. However, cryptocurrency is an accepted form of payment for mobile sports betting.

    AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
    Sports betting may be offered online, by approved virtual and mobile operators. Tribes in the state may also offer sports betting pursuant to the terms of their compacts.

    MOBILE/ONLINE
    Allowed statewide

    TAX RATE
    10 percent

    INITIAL LICENSING FEE
    $100,000

    LICENSE RENEWAL FEE
    $50,000 every five years

    AMATEUR RESTRICTIONS
    Wagering on collegiate and amateur events is permitted so long as the majority of contestants or athletes are over the age of 18 years old.

    TAX OF PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
    No

    AGE RESTRICTIONS
    Must be 21 years old.