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Lottery sports-betting contract under fire – but betting could be in place this year

Sports betting in Montana could be underway by the end of the year, state Lottery officials said Thursday — although gambling-industry lobbies in Montana urged a slower path, saying the Lottery should rebid its contract to operate the new activity.

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7/15/2019

article Montana Lottery urged to rebid its sports betting contract
(Montana) -- Last month the Montana Legislature legalized sports betting and placed it under control of the state Lottery. Gov. Steve Bullock also vetoed a bill that...

7/13/2019

article Days After DC Deal, Montana Plan to Offer Intralot Sole-Source Sports Betting Contract Comes Under Fire from Industry Groups
(Montana) -- On Thursday, state gaming association leaders attended the Montana Lottery Commission meeting to question why the agency was considering giving Intralot a...

7/11/2019

article Lottery sports-betting contract under fire – but betting could be in place this year
(Montana) -- Sports betting in Montana could be underway by the end of the year, state Lottery officials said Thursday — although gambling-industry lobbies in...

7/10/2019

article Missoula man who led law enforcement on high speed chase appears in court
(Montana) -- The man who is accused of stealing a car, leading officers on a high-speed chase and firing a gun inside a crowded casino says he was high on meth at the...

7/8/2019

article Arrest made after driver led officers on a high-speed chase through two counties
(Montana) -- Ronan Police Chief Kenneth Weaver says one man is in custody after a high-speed chase. Around 11:15 Sunday night, Ronan police were notified that a dog from...
article Decapitation defendant planned to eat victim's brain, court documents reveal
(Montana) -- The second man charged with decapitating a winning casino patron in October is facing new charges and allegations, including that he talked about eating the...
article Suspect identified in car chase ends in arrest at Gray Wolf Peak Casino
(Montana) -- Authorities have identified the man arrested for stealing a vehicle and leading a chase that ended at the Gray Wolf Peak Casino south of Arlee.

6/24/2019

article South Crossing: Woodury to raze Best Bet Casino in final piece of development
(Montana) -- The last piece of the South Crossing development off South Brooks Street will see the old International House of Pancakes building come down and replaced...

6/11/2019

article Veto override effort stalls for Montana sports betting bill
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers have failed to override a Gov. Steve Bullock veto of a bill that would have allowed private companies to run sports betting operations...

6/3/2019

article A look at compulsive gambling issues in Montana
(Montana) -- Chasing after a rush is something most addicts are familiar with when it comes to substance abuse problems. But there’s another type of addiction that...

5/6/2019

article Why Montana’s Governor vetoed a sports betting bill
(Montana) -- Montana Senator Mark Blasdel was worried this would happen. As his sports betting bill, SB 330, was making its way through the Montana Legislature alongside...

5/5/2019

article Montana Governor Steve Bullock Legalizes Sports Betting but Rejects Private Market
(Montana) -- Montana has become the ninth US state to legalize sports betting and the first this year, although bills also sit on the desks of governors in Tennessee,...

5/4/2019

article Montana Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill
(Montana) -- Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the state lottery to oversee a system...

5/3/2019

article Montana Becomes Ninth State to Legalize Sports Betting
(Montana) -- Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed a bill on Friday that will legalize sports betting. The Treasure State joins the likes of Nevada, New Jersey, Rhode...
article Montana governor signs sports betting bill
(Montana) -- Montana became the first state to legalize sports betting this year after Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the state lottery to oversee a system...
article Sports betting legal in Montana, to be rolled out within the year
(Montana) -- Within a year, sports betting on professional and collegiate athletics will be available in Montana. Governor Steve Bullock signed HB725, An Act Generally...

4/19/2019

article Legal Montana Sports Betting a Pen Stroke Away as Two Bills Reach Governor’s Desk
(Montana) -- Montana is expected to become the first state to legalize sports betting in 2019, after two bills were propelled to Democratic governor Steve Bullock’...

4/10/2019

article Bills to legalize sports betting advancing through Montana Legislature
(Montana) -- Two bills to legalize sports betting in Montana are working their way through the Legislature — and the sponsors say it’s OK with them if both...
article Bills would legalize sports betting and regulate it
(Montana) -- In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal gambling law, giving individual states the power to legalize and regulate sports gambling. In the...
article Montana House Bills Start March Through Senate
(Montana) -- Montana senators heard yet another round of testimony about sports betting as the Senate Committee on Business, Labor and Economic Affairs on Wednesday...
article OP/ED: Start discussion on benefits of sports betting
(Montana) -- Add Montana to the long list of states considering legalized sports betting. Kalispell Republican Sen. Mark Blasdel recently introduced a bill to the state...
article OP/ED: Tying sports betting to bars drives up alcohol license prices
(Montana) -- Once again, the Legislature avoids a chance to help Montana consumers, restaurants and communities. And once again, they have the gleeful support of the...

4/9/2019

article Betting on Sports Wagering
(Montana) -- A pair of bills making their way through the 2019 Legislature could bring sports wagering to Montana after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on...

4/2/2019

article Montana Legislature Introduces New Dice Gambling Bill
(Montana) -- It all began with a bust on the day before Thanksgiving 2018 in Butte, Mont. People were playing dice games at the Butte Country Club when police came in...

3/31/2019

article The Montana House and Senate have endorsed separate bills that would legalize sports betting in the state.
(Montana) -- The Montana House and Senate have endorsed separate bills that would legalize sports betting in the state. The House voted 90-10 Friday to approve a measure...

3/26/2019

article Montana Senator Faces Short Deadline to Pass Sports Betting Bill in Current Legislative Session
(Montana) -- This week stands as a big one for a Montana lawmaker shepherding a bill that would allow sports betting in Big Sky Country. State Sen. Mark Blasdel (R-...
article Montana Sports Betting Bill Would Make Lottery Regulator And Sole Operator
(Montana) -- Montana lawmakers heard testimony about sports betting for the second consecutive week Tuesday morning, this time for HB 725, a bill that would not only...

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