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Sports Bet Montana Pays Big — and Business Wins, Too

September 9, 2021 | Sports Betting

HELENA Montana (September 2, 2021) — Sports Bet Montana paid out more than $588,000 to Montana players and generated more than $44,900 to Montana small businesses in the last week.

The Lottery-powered Sports Bet Montana wagering product saw $748,734 in sales last week, paying out $588,581 to bettors.

All told, Montanans have wagered $49 million through Sports Bet Montana since it launched in March of 2020.

Montana bars and casinos selling the product have earned a total of $2.94 million in commission, including the $44,900 from last week.

Sports Bet Montana, powered by the Montana Lottery, was launched after legislation passed in 2019 became law.

Sports Bet was designed to benefit Montana players, Montana businesses and Montana citizens.

The Montana Lottery was created by the citizen’s referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $694 million in prizes and returned approximately $289 million to the State of Montana and $78 million in retailer commissions.

SOURCE: The Montana Lottery.

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