Baseball Dominates Betting Scene: 45.5% in Handle

April 23, 2024 | Sports Betting

Sports Bet Montana rewards players, businesses

HELENA, Montana (April 22,, 2024) – The Montana Lottery today released sports wagering data for the week ending April 20:


  • Handle: $1,103,985
  • Payout: $1,013,011
  • Gross Gaming Revenue: $90,974
  • Sales Agent Commissions: $33,120

The top three sports by percent of total handle were:

  • Baseball (45.5%)
  • Basketball (30.9%)
  • Ice Hockey (9.1%)

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: Montana Lottery.

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