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.

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.

  • Ron Alles – Local Government, Helena
    • Email
    • Phone: 406-447-8401
  • Mark Blasdel – Senate, Kalispell
    • Email
    • Phone: 406-261-3269
  • Merle Frank – Gaming Industry, Billings
  • Bill Slaughter – Local Government, Hall
  • Mike Kenneally – Gaming Industry, Butte
  • Mark Kennedy – Public at Large, Billings
  • Bob McAnally – Native Americans, Poplar
    • Email
    • Phone: 406-768-8377
  • Steve Morris – Gaming Industry, Helena
    • Email
    • Phone: 406-442-6380
  • Dale Mortensen – House of Representatives, Billings
    • Email
    • Phone: 406-256-0640

Meetings

Next GAC Meeting

Date: September 15, 2017 at 10:00 A.M.

Location: 2550 Prospect Ave. Helena, MT

Meeting Agenda: Agenda

Minutes