Even though the state of Montana has legalized sports betting, there appears to be no rush to get it going by the start of football season. Officials there have placed the responsibility of managing sports betting under the state lottery division.
Officials have publicly said they want to ease into the sports betting arena. They are looking to adopt a model that has been successful by other states. The problem with that is that sports betting is so new to most of the adopters there is no real proven model. Most states are figuring it out as they go along. So, it may take some time.
“It will be only locations that get a sports-wagering license, and it will only be locations where it makes sense.” Jennifer McKee, communications manager of the Montana Lottery, told MontanaSports.com last month.
Still, online betting could be a reality by the upcoming Super Bowl in February of 2020.