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Is sports betting legal? 


Sports betting was legalized in Montana in May 2019 after Gov. Steve Bullock signed bill H725 into law, authorizing the state lottery to run licensed betting activities. Sports Bet Montana officially launched in May 2020.

What is the current tax rate?

Licensed vendors will receive 6% commission on the value of every ticket sold for sports betting, although stakeholders have likened this to an equivalent of a 70%+ tax on GGR and essentially anti-competitive

Regulator details

Montana Department of Justice

Gambling Control Division

2550 Prospect Ave, Helena, MT 59601


Supervisor: Lisa Christiansen

Is sports betting permitted online?

Yes, although players can only bet on their phones in licensed premises like certain convenient stores and bars

Is there any specific legislation for daily fantasy sports?

DFS is not permitted under state law outside of the lottery offering.

What legislation, if any, is currently pending?