Quick Fact – Montana Votes on Gambling


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1941

Ten years after Nevada legalized gambling and shortened the residency requirement for divorce from six months to six weeks, Montana took steps to compete. Bills to legalize gambling and to allow 30-day divorces were introduced to the state legislature.

Neither made it through, leaving dude ranchers and many others upset about the potential economic boon for which such laws likely would have allowed.

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  1. Bruce Titus

    In Texas Hold’em poker, a hand consisting of a nine and a two is widely referred to as a “Montana Banana”… which supposedly originated with Proposition 92 legalizing poker in Montana. That particular part of the story is apparently false and nobody actually knows where the name originated.


  2. admin

    Great info, Bruce. Thanks for sharing!

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