Can I play slots online in Montana?
No, you cannot. Montana law specifically prohibits all forms of online gambling, including online slots.
There are available options, however, including social casino games such as Slotomania on Facebook.
Sweepstakes model sites such as Chumba Casino that use virtual currencies also serve Montana residents.
What are the chances that we get full-fledged Montana online casinos?
Not great. When sports betting finally went live in Montana in 2020, online sports betting was limited to on-site access at authorized retailers and not opened up to everyone statewide. That’s an indicator that there likely is little push to legalize online casinos any time soon.
The wide availability of video slots and other forms of gambling in retail establishments also likely lessens the incentive for lawmakers to consider adding online casinos.
I heard that New Jersey has legal online casinos. Can I play at those from Montana?
No. States that have legalized online casinos use geolocation technology to ensure only those physically located within the states’ borders can play on the sites. That means even setting aside the fact that online gambling is prohibited in Montana, players cannot access online casinos in other states and play on them, anyway.
I see casinos accepting Montana players when I Google the topic. Should I trust them?
No, that is not a good idea. You will find certain “rogue” or “gray market” sites located offshore that advertise that they serve American players. However those who take the chance and play on them do so at risk, as they do not provide the same security and integrity provided by legal and regulated online casinos (such as in New Jersey).
Even setting such risks aside, it is still illegal to play on such sites from Montana.