Gambling in Montana

Lottery: 18
Parimutuel: 18
Casino: 18
Bingo Charity: 18
Online Casino: 18

Gambling history in Montana began back in 1862 with a little bit of controversy. Back in the mining days gold was the ultimate prize. Within this time a group of three dealt card games and would take miners for their gold dust. In 1864 new legislature prohibited any games like ‘three card monte’ as well as dice and other card games. in 1869 the state allowed gaming for table games and games of chance for a small fee of $50 per month so that gaming could be regulated. From the beginning of the Montana constitution in 1889, there was an anti-gaming portion which did not allow any lotteries within the state. The turn of the century strengthened the anti-gaming laws barring any dice card or slots games. 1925 was the year in which gambling started to become legal. Parimutuel betting was brought to the state fair in Great Falls. This action was actually done without legal approval at first, but was later legalized. In 1937 dominoes, bridge, blackjack & other card games were available within drug stores who were required to play $10 annually as a licensing fee.

Types of Gambling in Montana

Gambling has come a long way in Montana, currently there are 18 casinos within the state where players can participate in many different kinds of gambling such as tables, cards, slots, keno & more. Jackpot Casino, Locomotive Inn Casino, Lucky Lil’s, & Sawbuck Casino are just some of the casinos found in the state. Players must be 18 or over to participate in gambling within a land based casino in Montana. Parimutuel betting is also available within the state for horse racing. 5 racetracks can be found including Yellowstone Downs, Western Montana Fair, Northwest Montana Fair, Montana State Fair & Marias Fairgrounds. For this type of gambling players must be 18 or over to participate as well. The lottery is available in Montana too! Players can participate at 18 or over the games available are Montana Cash, Powerball, Hot Lotto, Mega Millions & more.

Online Casinos Montana

Montana does not have any laws against online gambling, players can play online at age 18 per federal law which allows all kinds of gambling at this age. Players can find many different variations of the most popular games like blackjack, keno, roulette, slots, videopoker & more. When choosing to play online there are many surprising perks when it comes to promotions. Deposit match bonuses help players earn many more chances to win by matching their deposits by 100% or more. Downloading an online casino only takes a few minutes and offers all of the games at once. Players can choose to download or play instantly right on the site for real money.