Although live racing in the state of Montana is basically limited to a five-day meet in conjunction with the Montana State Fair, Montana is one of those enlightened states that allow for the establishment of private off track betting. As of 2017, there are four OTB locations throughout the state located in bars and restaurants in Billings, Great Falls, Miles City and Missoula and that’s not all…
Montana Off Track Betting Sites
While heading out to one of these OTBs is a great way to socialize with friends while playing the ponies, you can get in on racing action from your own home as well when you have an account with an online racebook. Most online racebooks offer a wide selection of tracks to bet on, all betting options such as straight bets or exotics, and instant payouts at track odds.
Another benefit of betting in horse racing through an online racebook is the chance to get more money back via promotions and bonus offers. Almost all online racebooks offer a daily or weekly cash back bonus, whereby you get a percentage of your bets – win or lose – credited back to your account. But while most racebooks offer a higher percentage on exotic bets and a lower percentage on straight Win, Place or Show bets, BetOnline.ag gives the same 7% on all internet bets.
Montana Horse Race Tracks
Every year live thoroughbred and Quarterhorse horse racing takes place in Great Falls during the Montana State Fair. Hosted by the Great Falls Turf Club, racing typically takes place on the last two weekends of July, with nine or 10 races each day. Year-round, the best place to catch racing is at one of the OTBs listed below. As these are private business that can chose whether to host an OTB or not on a year-to-year basis, it’s always best to confirm directly with the location OTB availability and hours of operation.
OTB Locations in Montana
Dehlers Hand Casino
Located in Billings, Dehlers Hand is a casino with 20 video game machines and a racebook for both horses and greyhounds. There is a bar an grill located at the site.
- 604 24th Street West
- Billings Montana
- Phone: (406) 652-1082
Halftime Sports Bar
Located in Great Falls, Halftime is a sports bar, off-track betting site and casino. The casino offers video poker, keno and other events, and the racebook takes wagers on both horse racing and greyhounds. The menu offers typical pub fare. They’re open daily from 8 AM to 2 AM.
- 1101 NW Bypass
- Great Falls MT 59404
Golden Spur Casino
The Golden Spur is a casino with video gaming machines, a racebook and bar. It is open daily from 10 AM to 2 AM.
- 1014 S. Haynes Avenue
- Miles City MT 59301
- Phone: (406) 234-7214
Katie O’Keefe’s Casino
Located in Missoula, Katie O’Keefe’s is a casino with video gaming machines, a race book and pub/restaurant with pool tables.
- 2100 Stephens Avenue
- Missoula MT 59801
- Phone: (406) 728-9023