Football Continues to Dominate Sports Betting
MONTANA (November 11, 2021) — Sports Bet Montana paid out just over $853,000 to Montana bettors in the last week while retailers earned more than $62,000 in commission.
Football takes the lead with a 66 percent handle for the week ending Nov 8.
Basketball trails behind with a 14 percent handle and soccer cements itself in third with 6 percent bets wagered.
Sports Bet Montana has paid out $853,253 in the last week and granted retailers $62,000 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.
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SOURCE: Montana Lottery.Tags: Montana Lottery Commission, Montana Lottery