Montana’s gaming history follows a similar pattern that has been shared by many the other Midwestern and Western states. Montana’s early settlers brought gambling games with them to the pioneering lands, which exploded in the 1800’s with raffle type games. A crack-down followed and in 1910, a complete ban on gambling as conservative interests won out in Montana.
After the dark days of the Great Depression, a slow rebuild has ensued – leading to today’s wide choices for the state’s residents and visitors. The state was ‘grandfathered’ as a state where the Federal ban on sports betting NEVER applied to complement its very own unique Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) competitions, legal casinos, horse racing, poker, lottery and charitable gaming, sports betting kiosks, and most recently, mobile sports betting while inside kiosks and other licensed and regulated gaming establishments (protected by advanced geolocation technology).