Is It Legal To Bet In Wisconsin?

NO! Sports betting - either in-person or online - has not yet been legalized by the State.

When Will It Be Legal To Bet In Wisconsin?

There have been no attempts to legalize sports betting in Wisconsin since the federal ban on sports betting was lifted in 2018.

That suggests the legalization of sports betting in the State is unlikely to happen in the next year or two.

Can I Bet In Other States While It Is Banned In Wisconsin?

Most States that allow in-person and online gambling do not require you to be a resident in order to place a bet. However, you must register and place your bets within State lines, and you must also be aged 21 or older.

At present two of Wisconsin’s neighboring States allow both in-person and online betting - Illinois and Iowa. For the latest rules & regulations for those two States please click on the following links:

Wisconsin Betting FAQs

Can I bet legally in Wisconsin?

No. No attempts have been made to legalize sports betting since the federal ban was lifted.

How old do I have to be to bet in Wisconsin?

Betting in Wisconsin is not yet legal, but to bet in legalized States you must be 21 or older.

Is online sports betting available in Wisconsin?

No. Online sports betting remains illegal in the State.

What can I do if I feel I have a betting addiction?

You can call the National Council of Problem Gambling helpline at 1-800-522-4700 or text 1-800-522-4700. You can also live chat at ncpgambling.org/chat.

Can I bet legally in other States?

Check out our State-by-State guide to betting in the United States of America by clicking on the link.

Where can I learn more about Wisconsin betting laws?

Visit the official website for the Wisconsin State Government for more information on Wisconsin betting laws.