The Gaming Advisory Council (GAC), created in 1989, advises on public policy matters related to gaming, including: amendments to the gambling statutes, additional or modified departmental rules, clarification of existing rules, operation of the Gambling Control Division.
The Gaming Advisory Council submits a report to the Department of Justice that is included as part of the Gambling Control Division Biennial Report prepared for the legislature.
Under state law, the council is made up of nine members. Legislative leaders select the legislative members while the attorney general appoints the remaining members.
Call us at (406) 444-1971, our physical and mailing addresses are: 2550 Prospect Avenue P.O. Box 201424 Helena MT 59620-1424
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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.
The Division also serves as a point of contact for some alcoholic beverage applications. Montana law mandates strict regulation. Division staff seek to balance this requirement with providing responsive service to the businesses and citizens we regulate.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENT
Under Montana law, businesses must have an alcoholic beverage license before they can conduct certain gambling activities including live card games, sports pool boards, and video gambling machines.