Sports Bet Montana Pays Out Half a Million Dollars

October 2, 2021 | Sports Betting

HELENA, Montana (September 24, 20210) — Sports Bet Montana paid out more than half a million dollars to Montana players and generated $43,000 to Montana’s small businesses in the last week.

Football has taken first place with a 72 percent handle on this week’s activity. Coming in second is baseball with 18 percent.

In the week ending Sept. 20, Sports Bet Montana paid out $546,632 in winnings to bettors while Montana retailers earned $43,000 in commission.

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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