Basketball is on Top: Sports Bet Montana Rewards Players, Businesses

January 11, 2023 | Government

HELENA, Montana (January 9, 2023) – The Montana Lottery today released sports wagering data for the week ending January 7:



  • Handle: $1,742,002
  • Payout: $1,480,781
  • Gross Gaming Revenue: $261,221
  • Sales Agent Commissions: $52,300

The top three sports by percent of the total handle were:

  • Basketball (59%)
  • Football (31%)
  • Hockey (4%)

The Montana Lottery’s sports wagering product, Sports Bet Montana, was launched after legislation passed in 2019 became law. To access an archive of Sports Bet Montana data, click here.

The Montana Lottery was created by a citizen’s referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $774 million in prizes and returned approximately $302 million to the State of Montana and $83 million in retailer commissions.

Contact: Dan Iverson, 444 | 5809c,

SOURCE: The Montana Lottery.

Tags: ,