Introduction to Wyoming Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Wyoming slot machine casino gambling consists of four American Indian tribal casinos. These tribal casinos offer both Class II bingo-style games as well as typical Class III slot machines.
Wyoming slots have no payout return limits nor are payout return statistics available to the public.
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Relevant Legal Statutes on Gambling in Wyoming*
The minimum legal gambling age in Wyoming depends upon the gambling activity:
- Land-Based Casinos: 18
- Poker Rooms: 18
- Bingo: 18
- Lottery: 21
- Pari-Mutuel Wagering: 18
In 2013, the state legislature allowed off-track betting facilities to offer Historical Horse Racing (HHR) games. This law has resulted in a resurgence in horse racing in Wyoming. HHR terminals made pari-mutuel wagering a year-round activity and boosted gaming revenue for both the state and local economies
*The purpose of this section is to inform the public of state gambling laws and how the laws apply to various forms of gambling. This information is not intended to provide legal advice.
Slot Machine Private Ownership in Wyoming
It is legal to own a slot machine in Wyoming privately if it is 25 years old or older.
Gaming Control Board in Wyoming
Tribal-state gaming compacts provide gaming regulations for Class III slot machines. The IGRA federal law allows Wyoming’s tribal casinos also to offer Class II competition-style gaming machines.
In Wyoming, there is an ongoing expansion of poker rooms and specific activities of the state lottery beyond the scope of traditional lottery drawings. Further, it has over 400 illegal gaming machines at bars, gas stations, truck stops, and other small businesses
Consequently, Wyoming lawmakers are considering establishing a state gaming commission to regulate these non-tribal gaming activities. Efforts to create a state gaming commission in 2019 stalled due to lack of support from state agencies responsible for travel, recreation, and cultural resources in Wyoming.
Casinos in Wyoming
There are four American Indian tribal casinos in Wyoming with Class II competition-based and Class III Vegas-style electronic gaming machines.
As bingo is a popular pastime in Wyoming, there are 21 bingo halls available throughout the state. Many bingo halls also offer Class II bingo-style electronic gaming machines.
The largest casino in Wyoming is Wind River Hotel and Casino having over 800 gaming machines and nine table games.
The second-largest casino
List of Casinos in Wyoming
There are no non-tribal casinos in Wyoming.
List of Tribal Casinos in Wyoming
The four tribal casinos in Wyoming are:
- Smoke Shop and Casino 789 in Riverton located 125 miles west of Casper.
- Little Wind Casino in Arapahoe located 140 miles west of Casper.
- Shoshone Rose Casino & Hotel in Lander located 140 miles west of Casper.
- Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton located 125 miles west of Casper.
Other Gambling Establishments
As an alternative to enjoying Wyoming slot machine casino gambling, consider exploring casino options in a nearby state. Bordering Wyoming is:
- North: Montana Slots
- East: Nebraska Slots and South Dakota Slots
- South: Colorado Slots and Utah Slots
- West: Idaho Slots and Utah Slots
Each of the links above will take you to my state-specific blog for that neighboring state to Wyoming.
Payout Returns in Wyoming
The state-tribal gaming compacts between Wyoming and its federally-recognized tribes with tribal casinos do not establish theoretical payout return limits. Further, no actual payout return statistics are publicly available.
Our Wyoming Slots Facebook Group
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Summary of Wyoming Slot Machine Casino Gambling in 2019
Wyoming slot machine casino gambling consists of four tribal casinos with both Class III Vegas-style slot machines as well as Class II competition-style electronic games. More Class II bingo-style machines are available at Wyoming’s popular bingo halls
Payout return limits do not exist for slot machines at Wyoming’s American Indian tribal casinos. Further, no actual payout return statistics are publicly available
Annual Progress in Wyoming Slot Machine Casino Gambling
In the last year, illegal gaming machines at small businesses throughout the state have been on the rise. However, an effort to create a state gaming commission has stalled, resulting in the loss of income taxes from an estimated $4 million in unregulated gaming revenue.
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