Football Takes the Reigns

September 19, 2021 | Sports Betting

HELENA, Montana (September 15, 2021) – Sports Bet Montana paid out more than $737,000 to Montana players and generated more than $44,000 in commission to local businesses.

Football takes hold of this week’s activity with a whopping 68 percent handle, with baseball trailing behind with 22 percent of handle. Special bets, soccer and tennis tied for third place, each claiming 3 percent.

NASCAR, basketball and mixed martial arts produced just under 1 percent for the week ending Sept. 13, 2021.

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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