Research

State of Play

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 $110.4 Million

  • Jobs Supported 974

  • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $14.4 Million

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $4.0 Million (2021 commercial)

Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2021.

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $4.0 Million (2021)

  • Number of Casinos 3

  • Economic Impact $110.4 Million

  • Jobs Supported 974

  • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $14.4 Million

  • Gross Gaming Revenue N/A

Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2021.

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

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.

OFFICIAL DATA MANDATE
None

INTEGRITY FEE
None