The appetite for the Treasure State to open its doors to full-scale sports betting was never in doubt given its pre-existing relationship with gambling.
Together with Nevada, Delaware and Oregon, Montana were exempt from PASPA and have been able to offer a watered down version of the sports betting industry through pools while the nationwide ban took effect statewide in 1992.
Six years prior to being excused, a referendum saw the arrival of a state lottery run by the government which has since paid out over $300 million in prize money.
Travel further back in time and it's clear to see gambling is in the blood of Montanans
1976 brought the legalization of video keno as a form of bingo, while in 1973 the Card Game, Bingo, Raffles and Sports Pool Act was passed and worked into state law. 1933
For as long as most can recall it seems The Big Sky Country has worked to have some form of gambling at the heart of the state. Now, without any limitations, gambling and sports betting in particular is set to well and truly take off.