Contact the Gambling Control Division
Phone: (406) 444-5693
With the exception of its field offices, all Gambling Control Division offices are located at the following address:
The Operations Bureau is responsible for the division’s license, tax and administrative functions. The bureau also assists in licensing applicants by conducting financial background reviews and conducts gambling tax field audits of licensed locations.
License and Tax Section
The License and Tax Section processes and issues gambling licenses and permits, including video gambling machine permits. The section also collects and distributes gambling taxes and license and permit fees. In cooperation with the Department of Revenue, the License and Tax Section receives and processes the combined liquor and gambling license application.
Phone: (406) 444-9150
The Investigations Bureau performs all criminal background checks on license applicants and conducts detailed investigations to ascertain applicants’ suitability under state statutes. The bureau also conducts criminal investigations of alleged violations of state gambling laws and administrative rules, and inspects the premises of licensed liquor and gambling establishments.
Phone: (406) 444-9130
Testing Lab/Technical Services Section
The Technical Services Section provides testing lab services for all gambling devices in the state, and conducts on-site testing and inspection of video gambling machines.
Phone: (406) 444-9133