Sports Bet Montana Thrives: Basketball Dominates with 44.5% of Total Handle

February 21, 2024 | Sports Betting

Sports Bet Triumph Continues: $508,756 Gross Gaming Revenue and Top Three Sports Unveiled

HELENA, Montana (February 20, 2024) -– The Montana Lottery today released sports wagering data for the week ending February 17:

  • Handle: $1,397,351
  • Payout: $1,906,107
  • Gross Gaming Revenue: $508,756
  • Sales Agent Commissions: $41,921

The top three sports by percent of total handle were:

  • Basketball (44.5%)
  • Football (35.5%)
  • Ice Hockey (5.2%)

The Montana Lottery’s sports wagering product, Sports Bet Montana, 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 citizen’s referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $853 million in prizes and returned approximately $320 million to the State of Montana and $90 million in sales agent commissions. To access an archive of previous winners, click here.

SOURCE: The Montana Lottery.

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