Sports Wagering Data: Baseball Takes the Lead

July 2, 2024 | Government

Soccer and MMA surge in popularity among Montana bettors

HELENA, Montana (July 1, 2024) – The Montana Lottery today released sports wagering data for the week ending June 29:

  • Handle $839,796
  • Payout: $853,658
  • Gross Gaming Revenue: ($13,862)
  • Sales Agent Commissions: $25,194

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

  • Baseball (58.3%)
  • Soccer (12.7%)
  • MMA (6.9%)

The Montana Lottery’s sports wagering product, Sports Bet Montana, was launched after legislation passed in 2019 became law.

The Montana Lottery was created by a citizen’s referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $953 million in prizes and returned approximately $342 million to the State of Montana and $97 million in sales agent commissions. To access an archive of previous winners, click here.

SOURCE: The Montana Lottery,

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