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US – DraftKings and BetMGM first to launch mobile sportsbooks in Wyoming

By - 2 September 2021

DraftKings and BetMGM have announced the launch of their mobile sportsbooks in Wyoming.

The launches means that customers in Wyoming at least 18 years old can now wager on various markets across professional and collegiate sports using DraftKings’ and BetMGM’s mobile sportsbook apps.

Per state regulations, Wyoming has joined Virginia as the second state this year to permit direct mobile licensing, allowing mobile operators which generate a majority of sports betting revenue to be licensed independent of any tethering to a land-based casino or other brick-and-mortar establishment.

The DraftKings Online Sportsbook comes to Wyoming after the company launched its daily fantasy product there nine years ago. To celebrate the launch, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering all Wyoming customers two Double Your Money opportunities – the first on the Colorado Rockies getting a hit and the second on the University of Wyoming Cowboys scoring a point in its home opener on September 4.

Wyoming is the third state this year to launch DraftKings Online Sportsbook, following launches in Virginia and Michigan in January, and joins Colorado as the second state in the Western United States.

Additionally, as part of DraftKings’ commitment to environmental initiatives, and in collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, DraftKings is hosting an earth-themed free-to-play Pool open to all Wyoming customers. DraftKings has committed to funding the planting of one million trees by Earth Day 2022, and each entry in the pool equates to one tree planted towards this overall effort.

“Legalised sports betting has seen wide-spread growth in just three years and the DraftKings Sportsbook has been at the center of the action,” said Matt Kalish, co-founder and President, DraftKings North America.

“We are thrilled that Wyoming sports bettors have the opportunity to experience the highly accessible and immersive fan experience along with best in class consumer protections that our product offers millions of skin-in-the-game sports fans.”

BetMGM’s launch of its digital sports betting platform in Wyoming marks the 14th market to offer the company’s mobile and online product. “We’re ecstatic that BetMGM is one of the first mobile sports betting platforms to launch in Wyoming, just in time for the start of the football season,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt.

“Wyoming is an important state for us as we continue to expand BetMGM’s footprint in the West. We’re confident that its sports fans will enjoy the BetMGM experience.”

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