Wyoming Downs, OTBs Reopen

The company has reopened its racetrack and its seven off-track betting sites.

Press release

Wyoming Downs and its off-track betting locations have reopened.

Following a seven-week shutdown ordered by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission, Wyoming Downs and its off-track betting facilities across the state have reopened.

According to a press release issued by Wyoming Downs LLC, the software issue that the state attorney general’s opinion stated was the basis for the shutdown has been resolved.

“We’re back in action,” said Wyoming Downs managing partner and part-owner Eric Nelson.

A number of the popular Historic Racing games have been fired up, and many of the employees have been brought back to work at all eight Wyoming Downs locations that had closed: two locations in Cheyenne, Evanston, Evansville/Casper, Gillette, Rock Springs, Laramie, and Sheridan.

The October 2 decision by the Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission to shut down the state’s Historic Racing terminals followed the attorney general’s opinion that the terminals didn’t comply with state law, claiming that they contained a component of luck or randomness.

“It’s the holidays, and we’re glad to be back,” said Nelson. “We’re especially happy to bring employees back to work.”

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