Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Sports Pools


23-5-501. Definitions. As used in this part, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following definitions apply:

(1) (a) "Multiple competitor sports pool" means a sports pool in which three or more competitors simultaneously compete in a college or professional sports event or series of sports events. The term includes but is not limited to a sports event in which competitors are placed into a bracket.

(b) The term does not include multiple competitor sports pools utilizing any form of internet gambling as defined in 23-5-112.

(2) "Sports pool" means a gambling activity, other than an activity governed under chapter 4 or chapter 5, part 2, of this title, in which a person wagers money for each chance to win money or other items of value based on the outcome of a sports event or series of sports events wherein the competitors in the sports event or series of sports events are natural persons or animals.

(3) "Sports tab" means a folded or banded ticket with a face covered to conceal a combination of two numbers, with each number ranging from zero through nine.

(4) "Sports tab game" means a gambling enterprise conducted on a card to which 100 sports tabs are attached that have 100 different combinations for which consideration in money is paid by the person purchasing each tab. A person may purchase a sports tab from the card for the chance to win money or other items of value on a sports event or series of sports events as provided in 23-5-503.

History: En. 62-727 by Sec. 1, Ch. 290, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 62-727(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 22, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 43, Ch. 647, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 61, L. 2015; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 438, L. 2021.