A judge overturned the lottery’s decision that sports betting can only be offered in establishments with alcohol licences.
US.- The Montana Lottery has said it will not appeal a judge’s ruling that opens up sports betting to businesses without an alcohol licence.
Attorney Lyndon Scheveck filed a lawsuit against that decision through the Billings-based investment company called Arete Group, saying he intended to open a business which offered sports betting.
In October, Judge Kathy Seeley ruled that the Montana Lottery did not act in accordance with lawmakers’ intent when it required operators to hold alcohol licences.
Judge Seeley wrote “If the Legislature intended to limit sports wagering facilities in this way, the Legislature could have done so. The Court will not insert a provision that the Legislature omitted.”
The Montana Lottery has now decided that it will not appearl the decision.
Lottery spokeswoman, Jennifer McKee, said: “Removing one section of just one part of our licensing requirements doesn’t meaningfully disrupt the entire foundation.”