The Wyoming Gaming Commission is committed to being an agency leader for the State of Wyoming with the revenue collected from the Historic Horse Racing helping boost live horse racing events in Wyoming, supplement bigger incentives for horse breeders throughout the state and bring a great revenue source to the State of Wyoming and Wyoming municipalities. Since the inception of Historic Racing in 2013 revenue has accounted for over $44 million in revenue including over $9.6 million for Wyoming Breeder Awards, over $11 Million for the State of Wyoming and over $24 Million for Wyoming Municipalities.
Due to the current outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wyoming Gaming Commission, at the April 24, 2020 Commission Meeting, made the decision to distribute tax revenues received from Historic Horse Racing from January 1, 2020 until March 19, 2020. The payments are usually made every six months. Historic Horse Racing facilities in the State of Wyoming have been closed since March 20, 2020 until further notice. The Commission realizes the tough times that our state and local communities are confronted with at this time. In distributing revenue funds early to local communities, the commission hopes these efforts can be of some help.
Historic Racing revenue for Wyoming municipalities for January 1, 2020 through March 19, 2020 has reached over $1.8 million to distribute back to cities and counties where the Historic Racing terminals are located. Funds are paid pursuant to Wyo. Statutes § § 11-25-105 (a),(b)(i)-(iii). The complete list of Wyoming City/County Revenue can be obtained on the Gaming Commission Website at the following link: https://gaming.wyo.gov/pari-mutuel/historic-horse-racing/city-county-historic-racing-distribution
For more information regarding the Wyoming Gaming Commission please visit the following website: gaming.wyo.gov