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Montana Sports Betting – Bet on Sports Legally in MT

Montana
  • Online Sports Betting Available In MT Via Offshore Sportsbooks
  • Domestic Sports Betting In Montana Is Legal Via Mobile App
  • Legislative Movement Toward In-Person Sports Betting: No

Montana has joined other US states supporting legal sports betting as they passed legislation legalizing domestic sports betting within their borders. Montana bettors can wager through state-regulated sports betting services provided by the Montana Lottery. This domestic option complements available offshore sportsbooks that legally accept MT residents.

Montana launched its domestic sports wagering services in March of 2020, providing sports fans with an additional option for legal sports betting. Online international sportsbooks that are operating legally outside of the United States also provide MT residents with viable sports betting entertainment without restrictions and with some great bonus offers to boot.

Is Sports Betting Legal In Montana?

Montana authorized sports gambling in 2019. The Montana Lottery is in charge of regulatory oversight and successfully launched domestic betting services in Montana in March of 2020. In addition, no US gambling laws enacted by the federal government or the state legally prohibit MT players from using legitimate international sportsbooks to place bets, such as the ones listed below.

Montana Sports Betting Bills for 2021

There is one active piece of legislation for 2021: SB57.  This bill deals with reporting logistics relevant to sports betting. Passage of this bill focuses on administrative functions surrounding the industry rather than actual changes to the structure or function of sports betting in the state.

MT sports betting enthusiasts can follow the progress of this legislation and any future bills on our US state sports betting bill tracker page.

Top Online Sportsbooks For Montana Residents

Our team of industry insiders has used their experience to identify the best sportsbooks accepting Montana residents and compiled our results into the table below.

These sportsbooks hold legitimate credentials or are owned and operated by a company that does, and they all provide a sophisticated security profile and high-quality betting options. Our readers seeking additional information on these sportsbooks can check out our USA sportsbooks reviews page for an inside look.

 Site NameCurrent BonusU.S.Visit Site
Top Rated #1 IconBovada Sportsbook50% Max $250USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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2MyBookie Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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3Betonline Sportsbook50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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4xbet logo100% Max $500USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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5sports betting logo50% Max $1,000USA Players Legally AcceptedVisit Site
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Sportsbooks Operating In Montana

There are currently no sports betting services available to the residents within the state. However, we expect Montana to launch sports betting between March and April 2020, hopefully in time for March Madness. When the state does, we'll include information on where MT residents can wager.

MT Sports Betting Details

Details on what betting will look like in Montana are as follows. This section may change as more details are revealed or amended.

  • Legal Sports Betting: In-state TBD, Offshore
  • Minimum Sports Betting Age: 18 years old
  • Land-Based: Restaurants and Bars
  • Online: Offshore Only
  • Mobile: In-state and Offshore
  • In-Play: Offshore Only
  • State Sportsbook Revenue: $800,000/yr (estimated)
  • Eligible Operators: Montana Lottery
  • Commission: Montana Lottery
  • Licensing Fee: N/A
  • Tax Rate: 8.5%
  • Tax-Funded: TBD

What You Can Bet On In Montana:

  • Montana details are still being refined; All betting lines, odds, and props for all games, teams, and players across all college and professional sports are allowed at offshore sites

What You Can't Bet On In Montana: 

  • No restrictions (via Offshore)

Where Can I Bet On Sports In Montana?

  • State licensed and regulated sports betting options are not yet available as the lottery has yet to launch these services. However, offshore sportsbooks are currently available for MT players seeking to wager now.

Biggest Sports Betting Cities in Montana

Billings

Sports Betting In Billings consists of regional betting since there are no professional teams or prestigious college athletic programs. Montana is nestled around a bunch of sporting teams but since there are no Montana teams to bet on residents have to bet on their favorite regional team. Offshore sportsbooks and betting pools are currently legal for residents of Billings to utilize.

Sports Betting In MT

Montana is without any major professional or college teams. There are some minor league teams available, but the best betting action revolves around the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. Lucky for residents, these offshore betting destinations feature lines on all your favorite teams.

Betting is not restricted to teams in your location. You can also bet on NCAA teams and international teams. There is never a shortage of potential wagers to be made.


Frequently Asked Questions About Montana Sports Betting

Will I Get Arrested for Betting on Sports in Montana?

No, Montana has authorized the lottery to conduct domestic sports wagering options which includes the launch of a few mobile betting apps and betting kiosks. However, since these options have not launched yet we do not recommend using any venue or bookie who claims they currently are licensed to offer these options. The MT lottery will announce when these options are available.

Are Mobile Sports Betting Apps Legal in Montana?

Montana's new sports gambling law permits mobile sports wagering in the state. At this time, Montana does not have these services launched but plans to by mid-March 2020 and April at the latest.

What Teams Can I Bet on in Montana?

There are no restrictions in Montana as of yet which restrict which teams (whether professional, collegiate, or local) MT players can wager on. Offshore sportsbooks do not restrict what MT players can wager on.

Are There Any Local Sportsbooks in Montana?

Not yet, but we expect to see brick and mortar sportsbooks open their doors in March/April 2020.  This includes the development and launch of several betting apps and kiosks in food and drink venues.

What is the Legal Minimum Sports Betting Age in Montana?

Montana's minimum sports betting age is 18 for all of its domestic options which coincides with the minimum gambling age on offshore sportsbooks. No one under the age of eighteen may wager legally through either option.

Who Regulates Sports Betting in Montana?

The Montana Lottery is the primary regulator in the state for domestic sports gambling activities. The state's Lottery Commission is authorized to regulate and operate domestic sports wagering options through mobile apps, and kiosks in restaurants and bars.


Montana Legislative Resources

Montanas looking to reach their legislators can use the below resources to locate their local politicians and specific bill sponsors.

Montana Gambling Resources

The Montana Council on Problem Gambling offers numerous resources to individuals suffering from signs of problem gambling. These resources can also be used in the assistance of getting someone you know who has a gambling addiction treatment services.

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