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Online sports betting is the act of placing a bet on the outcome of an athletic event and predicting sports results. In this fast-paced world, sports betting has become a multi-million dollar industry that continues to grow exponentially. The number of states that have become professional sports betting destinations is increasing. Some examples of these destinations include:
Wyoming -Wyoming is one of only a few states to have legalized sports betting. Despite the fact that the state passed an initiative for legalized sports betting, many sheriffs and law enforcement officials are opposed to it. They believe it will create more gambling opportunities for criminals and addicts. The prevalence of online sports betting in Wyoming is still relatively low; however, local officials have not taken any action against sports betting.
Online sports betting is legal in Wyoming as long as players place their bets at an online sports book and not at a physical location. Unlike in other states where in-person betting is illegal, in Wyoming it is legal to conduct sports betting through an online site. Wyoming is also the only state to have legalized sports betting through an online website rather than through a retail location. Despite the fact that in-person betting is completely illegal, officials and law enforcement officials in Wyoming have not brought any enforcement action against people who place sports bets on sports events in the state.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – After the US Department of Education’s directive to all colleges and universities to allow student athletes to participate in online betting, the NCAA put into place a similar rule for its basketball tournament. The policy goes into effect for the 2021 season. According to the NCAA, it will be the responsibility of the schools to conduct background checks on any athlete who wishes to participate in betting. According to the NCAA, the ban on online betting on NCAA games and matches will remain until the House and Senate committees are able to come up with a solution for the problem.
State Gaming Control Commission – The state Gaming Control Commission is the final authority on gaming issues for the state of Wyoming. The GAC has authority over licensed casinos and gaming bonds. However, according to members of the gambling opposition, the GAC has become too lax in implementing its own policies and recently had two members resign in apparent frustration. For example, in an unrelated matter, the Gaming Commission allowed a Native American gaming site to open without following the required steps. A member of the opposition, Representative David Rapp suggested the resignation of Gaming Commission Chairwomanwoman Patti La Crosse because of her failure to enforce anti-gambling legislation.
State Lottery Commission – The State Lottery Commission regulates lotteries in the state of Wyoming. A bill waiting for a hearing in the State Legislature would give the lottery commission the ability to impose stiffer regulations on retailers offering in-person retail betting. State Senator John W. Townsley (R) hopes to get the bill to the floor for a vote as soon as next spring.
Congressional Sports betting Commission – If a Congressional sports betting bill were to pass, it would be the first time that Congress has taken a step towards regulating online gambling. Congressional officials say they would like to see the GAC and its Enforcement Division strictly regulate all online gambling before they take bids on state lotteries. The officials say they will wait for the House and Senate to take a position on the bill to determine whether the measure will go into conference negotiations. The House passed a version of the same bill in November, but the Senate has yet to take up the legislation.
Congressional representative – According to the Associated Press, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R Texas) said he would try to work with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D Nevada) to get the House to pass the first online sports betting bill. The move comes in the midst of a dispute between Rep. Reid and Majority Leader Tom Dasch (D address). The two have been at odds over the way, the GAC has handled the licensing of offshore sportsbooks. If the dispute between the two continues, there is a strong chance that the House will pass a strong measure against online gambling before the end of this year.