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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

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

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

       Jesse Ramos – Local Government, Missoula | [email protected]

       Scott Aspenlieder – Public at Large, Billings | [email protected]

Next GAC Meeting

Date: Friday, June 4, 2021 at 10 AM

Location: Video Conference — request instructions to join this meeting by emailing [email protected]

Meeting Agenda: TBD

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