Welcome to Montana Gambling Control Division

LogoThrough the Gambling Control Division, the Department of Justice regulates all forms of gambling in Montana, except for the Montana Lottery and horse racing. The legislature has charged the Division with maintaining a uniform regulatory climate that is fair and free of corrupt influences. The division is also responsible for collecting gambling revenue for state and local governments. Under Montana law, businesses must have a liquor license before they can conduct certain gambling activities, i.e., live card games, sports tab games, and video gambling machines. The Division also serves as a point of contact for many liquor licensees and applicants.

Montana law mandates strict regulation. Division staff seek to balance this requirement with providing responsive service to the businesses and citizens we regulate.

DIVISION UPDATES

Operations Bureau

Bureau Chief (vacant)

E-mail: [email protected]

License & Tax Section

Lisa Christiansen, Supervisor

Phone: (406) 444-9150

E-mail: [email protected]

Investigations Bureau

Dave Jeseritz, Bureau Chief

Phone: (406) 444-9130

E-mail: [email protected]

Technical Services Section

Ben Kamerzel, Supervisor

Phone: (406) 444-9133

E-mail: [email protected]

FEATURED SERVICES

TAP

TAP is an online portal which the Department of Revenue and the Department of Justice have developed to provide business owners and individuals with access to government services. To view instructional guides for using TAP please click HERE.

TAP

TAP is an online portal which the Department of Revenue and the Department of Justice have developed to provide business owners and individuals with access to government services. To view instructional guides for using TAP please click HERE.

If you are interested in the Montana Gambling Control Division, Please sign-up for free to receive information and updates from the Division.

If you are interested in the Montana Gambling Control Division, Please sign-up for free to receive information and updates from the Division.

Montana has more than 1,400 licensed gambling operators and locations that offer more than 16,000 video gambling machines to the public. There are legal gambling establishments in every county in the state. View the Gambling Control Division’s Quarterly Reports here.

Montana has more than 1,400 licensed gambling operators and locations that offer more than 16,000 video gambling machines to the public. There are legal gambling establishments in every county in the state. View the Gambling Control Division’s Quarterly Reports here.

The Montana Gambling Control Division takes gambling crimes very seriously. Click to report any illegal or suspicious Gambling, Liquor, or Tobacco related activities in Montana.

The Montana Gambling Control Division takes gambling crimes very seriously. Click to report any illegal or suspicious Gambling, Liquor, or Tobacco related activities in Montana.

The Technical Services Section (TSS) has a wide variety of resources pertaining to manuals, requirements and specifications, and test plans. Click to view the VGM and Tier I resources.

The Technical Services Section (TSS) has a wide variety of resources pertaining to manuals, requirements and specifications, and test plans. Click to view the VGM and Tier I resources.

The Montana Gambling Control Division works jointly with the Department of Revenue Liquor Control Division, and has made available gambling and liquor forms. These forms are available to download, fill in, save, and print to be submitted to the Division. For additional licensing and permits information, please go to the “Resources” section in the menu. To search for Liquor Control Division forms, please click HERE.

The Montana Gambling Control Division works jointly with the Department of Revenue Liquor Control Division, and has made available gambling and liquor forms. These forms are available to download, fill in, save, and print to be submitted to the Division. For additional licensing and permits information, please go to the “Resources” section in the menu. To search for Liquor Control Division forms, please click HERE.

There are many questions the Division receives, come visit our Gambling FAQ Page under the Resources tab in the menu to see if your question can be found and answered. If not, please contact the Division for further assistance.

There are many questions the Division receives, come visit our Gambling FAQ Page under the Resources tab in the menu to see if your question can be found and answered. If not, please contact the Division for further assistance.