Baseball Hits Homerun in Betting Week

September 18, 2021 | Sports Betting

HELENA. Montana (September 9, 2021) – SportBet Montana paid out more than $524,000 to Montana bettors last week and generated more than $39,000 for Montana small businesses, with baseball once again leading the way.

Montana bettors wagered a combined $655,165 in the week ending Sept. 6, winning a total of $524,743. Bets on baseball claimed 43 percent of the total dollars wagered.

During that same period, Montana small businesses selling Sports Bet Montana earned more than $39,300 in commission.

All told, Sports Bet Montana retailers have earned $2.98 million in commission since sports betting launched for wagers in March of 2020.

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 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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