Sports betting is legal in the Treasure state, but with several conditions. The only legal way for players to bet on sports is through the platform operated by Intralot and the lottery. You must visit a retail sports site in person before you can wager money on sports events, and the maximum bet you can place is $250. However, if you are accessing the betting platform online while present in the establishment, the law allows you to bet up to $1,000.
The legalization of sports betting came into effect following Governor Steve Bullock signing the HB725 bill in June 2019. The bill gave the state lottery power to control sports betting, which explains the monopoly. By 2020, 100 retail establishments had started offering Montana players the chance to wager on sports in the state.
Forms of Legal Sports Bet Montana
Now that we've established that sports betting is legal in the state, what are the forms of sports bets allowed? Well, there are lots. Players can gamble on professional sporting events, including horse racing. Apart from that, the law does not forbid betting on collegiate sports, although not many gambling kiosks in the state offer that. That said, daily fantasy sports are considered illegal, but you can bet on casino games such as video poker based on the 1985 law passed by the state.
The following are some of the standard betting markets available in Montana:
- Moneyline bet
- Under/over totals bet
- Points spread
- In-game betting
- Proposition bets