Billings investment group suing Montana State Lottery

HELENA – A Billings-based investment group is suing the Montana State Lottery. In a lawsuit filed in Lewis and Clark County District Court, the group alleges they should be issued a sports wagering license, according to a 2019 law, even though the commission added a rule requiring they obtain a liquor license first. Arete Group has already been granted a gambling operator license, and are seeking an injunction that would stop the Lottery from issuing sports wagering licenses until the matter is resolved, MTN reports.