DOJ: News Release

Bullock Praises NCAA Ruling That Preserves Montana’s Playoff Games

HELENA – Attorney General Steve Bullock released the following statement:

“Whether you’re a Griz, Bobcat or Yellowjacket, the report of the NCAA’s decision is great news. Today’s ruling should put this issue behind us.

I applaud the NCAA for coming to a common-sense conclusion that preserves Montana’s right to host playoff and tournament games. And I’m proud to have worked hand-in-hand with the universities to help the NCAA understand Montana’s gaming laws.

As a state, Montana wholeheartedly supports its student athletes. Along with the NCAA, we remain committed to protecting the integrity of collegiate sports.”

As head of the Department of Justice, Bullock oversees the agency that regulates most gaming in Montana. In June, in collaboration with university officials, Bullock wrote a letter to the NCAA clarifying Montana’s laws regarding sports gambling and assured the Association that those laws do not run afoul of its regulations.

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