anticipations for the2019 legislative Session – And For the 2021 Season
There are some significant obstacles that would need to be overcome when domestic Wisconsin sports betting were to become legalized within the borders of the state. The first major obstacle being the very fact that Wisconsin’s constitution specifically prohibits state based betting (also tribal gaming is exempted). This leaves sports bettors in a lurch, but not entirely hopeless. The following will outline some of the hurdles you must overcome before betting on Wisconsin sports.
First of all, it is important to understand the timeline for Wisconsin sports betting. The specific timeline varies by jurisdiction, of course, but the basic timeline is as follows: Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York are the three main holdouts on the calendar. If one or more of those three states were to allow wagering on Wisconsin sports in 2021, the ball is in Wisconsin’s court. It is difficult to see any other solution to wagering on sports in Wisconsin before 2021 because of the timeline.
In order to achieve success with sports betting in Wisconsin, sports enthusiasts will need to search out and join local sportsbooks. It is quite easy to find local sportsbooks in Wisconsin by conducting an online search. Popular sportsbooks are often listed at the end of this article, or can be found listed at the beginning. One of the most popular sportsbooks in Wisconsin is the Radisson Sevens, which has been offering their guests free service since 2021. They have an application called W-Pro, which is used to download the information from their wagering accounts.
Of course, not all sportsbooks in Wisconsin are members of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Many non-revenue sportsbooks operate using virtual gaming technology which is referred to as “web gaming.” Wisconsin residents should be aware that Wisconsin state laws prohibit gambling by anyone who doesn’t reside in the state.
According to the Wisconsin State Government, a new law was recently enacted that makes it illegal for someone to take part in sports betting from a specific location within the State if they are not licensed to do so. These specific locations are defined as: horse racing facilities, horse equipment dealers, live entertainment venues, race tracks, casinos, and Internet gambling websites. If you are participating in wagering through one of these websites and you happen to be from Wisconsin, you may want to talk to your Wisconsin Casino Commission about getting your sportsbook and gambling software licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Most internet gambling websites are exempt from meeting any of these regulations, but not all are. In addition, all internet gambling sites are expected to collect all fees from Wisconsin residents who participate in their sportsbooking services. As well as taxes, they must pay an annual state tax that is over one percent of their yearly revenue.
As outlined in the new law which was recently enacted, no licensed sportsbooks or any website that does business in Wisconsin shall be able to advertise for sports betting on their site until at least one year after the bill has been passed into law. As soon as the bill has been implemented and becomes active, the first legal sports bets will be placed on the football and/or basketball teams playing in the upcoming season. This means that for the 2021 season there will not be any sports betting on the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds or in any other Wisconsin public property. The reason for this move is to prevent underage gamblers from accessing the games; though ultimately the State of Wisconsin still wants to make some money off the newly legal sportsbooks.
There are already rumors circulating that the first legal sports betting season will take place at the conclusion of the 2021 legislative session. If true, it would be great news for Wisconsin residents who love to bet but can’t because of the new law. If you want to enjoy a fun night of betting on the upcoming season, however, you need to start thinking about booking your trip to Las Vegas as early as now. If you plan on betting during the 2021 legislative session, you need to act quickly because the slots, basketball, football and in some cases hockey, won’t open for another two years.
If you’re in favor of having more sports betting opportunities in Wisconsin, don’t wait until the 2021 legislative session. You’ll want to get your hands on tickets for the upcoming games so that you can have a good chance at winning big. There’s still time to go see the game with your friends and family before it’s too late. So go out and book your trip now, before the action gets underway.