Buffalo Wild Wings May Add Sports Betting
Next time you're visiting a local Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, would you like to add a side of sports betting to that order of chicken wings?
"As the largest sports bar in America, we believe Buffalo Wild Wings is uniquely positioned to leverage sports gaming to enhance the restaurant experience for our guests," a Buffalo Wild Wings spokesperson said in a statement to ESPN. "We are actively exploring opportunities, including potential partners, as we evaluate the next steps for our brand."
Back in May, the U.S. Supreme Court removed a federal law that had restricted legal sports betting to only in Nevada. That law had been in place for the last 26 years. Since the court removed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, several states have begun offering Las Vegas-style sports betting, including Delaware, Mississippi and New Jersey.
Buffalo Wilds Wings, which operates in all 50 state and internationally, was founded in 1982.
Licensing requirements to offer sports betting vary by state but likely would require Buffalo Wild Wings to partner with a current gaming operator.