Montana has taken a rather unusual road to legal sports betting. Originally, the state was grandfathered out of the PASPA and had an industry of sports tabs and pools operating in the state for years.
However, the product was never popular and died off in the 1990s. That said, Montana didn’t have many legal hoops to jump through to regulate the market.
Sports gambling was legal as of May 2019. However, the state is still pending launch with no sportsbooks up and running as of yet.
Statewide Brick and Mortar Sportsbooks
As mentioned, there are no sportsbooks up and running in Montana as of yet. It is important to note that only brick and mortar sportsbooks are allowed to operate in the state, and any online sports gambling is restricted to on-premise only.
Available Betting Apps
All of Montana’s sports betting industry, online or on land, is still pending launch, so there are no betting apps available as of yet.
In fact, the only online sportsbooks to be made available in the state will be restricted to the premises of the sportsbook you are using. In-person registration is also required to use this feature.
Best Bonuses and Promotions
Since Montana is such a large state and sportsbooks will be very spread out, we are not expecting to be blown away by any of the sportsbook bonuses or promotions. Expect specialty promotions such as drawings and raffles but not much else.
Sports Available for Betting
Industry-standard sports available for betting are expected in Montana sportsbooks. These include:
- Football (NFL and NCAAF)
- Basketball (NBA, WNBA, NCAAM)
- Baseball (MLB and NCAA)
- Hockey (NHL)
- Soccer (MLS, Premier League, World Cup)
- Combat Sports (UFC and Boxing)
- Golf (PGA, LPGA)
- Auto Sports (F-1, NASCAR)
Unfortunately, not much information is available as of yet concerning the payment options available in Montana. That said, we expect the state sportsbooks to deliver the industry standard of cash, credit card, debit card, and pre-paid specialty cards as all legal sports gambling will be conducted in-person in accordance with Montana state law.
Legal Betting Age
The legal sports gambling age in Montana is 21 years old, whether in an online or brick and mortar sportsbook.