Wisconsin Sports Betting

Joey Shadeck

In 2018, the United States Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibited online sports gambling, allowing each state to choose whether or not to regulate these practices. Since then, a majority of states have either passed or introduced legislation to legalize sports betting at retail locations, online, or both options.

Is sports betting legal in Wisconsin?

No. Sports betting is currently not legal in Wisconsin. There is currently no legislation introduced that would make sports betting legal in the Badger State.


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Wisconsin Online Gambling FAQ

Unfortunately residents of Wisconsin have very few options to choose from when it comes to online gambling.

Are daily fantasy sports legal in Wisconsin?

Yes, Daily Fantasy Sports, such as FanDuel and DraftKings are legal in Wisconsin.

For those unfamiliar, Daily Fantasy Sports, or DFS, is a cross between fantasy football and legalized gambling. On a broad level, DFS contests are a subsection of fantasy sports. Players compete against their friends, or more often complete strangers to build a team of professional athletes under a given salary cap, and try and to outscore their opponents. Daily fantasy sports differ from traditional fantasy sports by having contests that last for an evening or the weekend, as opposed to having the same team for months.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Wisconsin?

No, offshore sportsbooks such as Bovada are not legal in Wisconsin. Offshore sportsbooks do accept residents of Wisconsin as clients. Although BettingBuck always recommends betting with legal sportsbooks, we do review a handful of offshore sites like Bovada, 5Dimes, and MyBookie.

Are other forms of online gambling legal in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin has a lottery, but it does not offer online games. Online poker or casino games are also illegal in Wisconsin, although there are nine poker rooms throughout the state that offer legal poker games.

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Joey Shadeck

About the author: Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.

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