Montana’s gaming history follows a similar pattern that has been shared by many the other Mid-Western 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.