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Gaming Advisory Council

Created in 1989, the Gaming Advisory Council (GAC) 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.

Council Members

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.

Mark Blasdel – Senate, Kalispell | Ph. 406-261-3269 | [email protected] 

Carole DePoe Lankford – Native American Representative, CSKT

Merle Frank – Gaming Industry, Billings | [email protected]

Wylie Galt – House of Representatives, Martinsdale

Mike Kenneally – Gaming Industry, Butte

Mark Kennedy – Public at Large, Billings | [email protected]

Steve Morris – Gaming Industry, Helena | Ph. 406-442-6380 | [email protected] 

Bill Slaughter – Local Government, Hall | [email protected]

Cory Swanson – Local Government, Townsend | [email protected] 

The terms for three of our Gaming Advisory Council members are ending soon and their seats will be available for appointment by the Attorney General. If interested in serving on the Council, email a letter of interest to [email protected].

  • Gaming Industry – January 2020
  • Gaming Industry – January 2020
  • Local Government – February 2020

Next GAC Meeting

Date: April 24, 2020

Location: Helena, MT

Meeting Agenda: TBD

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