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SPORTS BETTING — A little tidbit that might make some money for the local bettors: On The Rod Pedersen Show (M-F, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MST, Game+ TV) Monday, November 21, 2022 National Hockey League Radio's Scott Laughlin brought up a very interesting statistic: teams that are in a playoff spot at U.S. Thanksgiving will go on to make the playoffs over 90 percent of the time. What does that mean locally? It means the area gamblers need to check the current NHL standings and then place a bet on the team or teams they think are going to make the playoffs.

Speaking of gambling: During the week ending October 31 Sports Bet Montana paid out $1,039,000 to Montana bettors, reported the neighboring Sheridan County News newspaper in Plentywood. The top two sports drawing wagers from Montanans were football (61%) and b...