Accounting System Vendor | Form 17
This license allows a person to sell or lease an accounting system to a licensed gambling manufacturer, route operator, or gambling operator to be utilized as an approved automated AARS.
Antique Illegal Gambling Device Dealer License | Form 15
A person other than a licensed manufacturer-distributor may not sell more than three antique illegal gambling devices in a 12-month period without first obtaining from the department a license for selling the antique illegal gambling devices.
Associated Gambling Business License | Form 17
This license allows associated gambling businesses, including but not limited to accounting software vendors and video gambling machine recyclers, to operate in Montana. [Reference MCA 23-5-178]
An “associated gambling business” means a person who provides a service or product to a licensed gambling business and:
[Reference MCA 23-5-112 (3)]
This license allows a person to deal cards in a live card game of panguingue or poker. Any license obtained after March 16, 2019 must be renewed prior to the expiration date of June 30th (the end of the fiscal year) and then every fiscal year thereafter.
Card Room Contractor License | Form 9
Electronic Live Bingo/Keno Equipment Manufacturer License | Form 17
This license allows someone to manufacture electronic live bingo or keno equipment or produce, from raw materials or subparts, a completed piece of electronic equipment intended for use in the game of live bingo or keno. This does not include a person who solely installs or connects electronic live bingo or keno equipment on an operator’s premises. [Reference MCA 23-5-424, ARM 23.16.101]
An operator license allows a person to offer certain gambling activities to the public such as: bingo, card games, keno, sports pools, sports tabs, and video gambling machines (a permit may also be required from the department). [Reference MCA 23-5-177 ]
This license allows a person to:
A manufacturer of illegal gambling devices (not legal in Montana) is someone who assembles a completed or uncompleted piece of equipment intended for use as a gambling device which is not specifically authorized in Montana but is lawful in another jurisdiction. [Reference ARM 23.16.101]
Route Operator License | Form 17
This license allows a person to purchase gambling equipment from a manufacturer, route operator, or distributor and lease the equipment to a licensed gambling operator for use by the public. A route operator may also sell authorized gambling equipment to a licensed gambling operator, distributor, or manufacturer.
The compensation that a licensed route operator may receive for leasing a video gambling machine to a licensed gambling operator is limited to a set fee or a percentage of gross machine income, or both a set fee and percentage amount. The route operator may not assume responsibility for any expenses of the gambling operator’s business except for expenses associated with:
Sports Tab Game Seller’s License | Form 17
Taxes & Record Keeping
This permit allows the applicant to run a “Calcutta pool” which is a form of auction pool conducted by an organization authorized by the department. In a Calcutta pool, competitors in an event are “sold” to the highest bidder and the winner(s) of the pool of money is determined by the results of the event. A Calcutta auction is commonly conducted in conjunction with golf tournaments, rodeos, March Madness college basketball tournaments, etc.
This permit allows a nonprofit organization to hold a fundraising event in which attendees use imitation money to participate in authorized gambling activities (i.e. poker, bingo, and raffles).
Large Stakes Card Game Tournament Permit | Form 14A
A licensed gambling operator with a permitted live card table can apply for an annual large-stakes card game (poker or panguingue) tournament permit. A large-stakes tournament permit allows the gambling operator to conduct up to 16 large-stakes tournaments (each no more than 5 consecutive days) at their licensed location during the permit year. The permitholder must notify the division on Form 14A at least five business days before the start of a large-stakes tournament.
The permitholder may use additional live card tables (in addition to all permitted live card tables) to run the large-stakes tournament. Only a licensed card dealer may deal cards at a large-stakes tournament. The total amount paid by a participant to enter a large-stakes tournament, including any additional purchase of chips or other payment during the tournament may not exceed $1,875.
Small Stakes Card Game Tournament Permit | Form 14B
A licensed gambling operator with a permitted live card table can apply for a small-stakes card game (poker or panguingue) tournament permit. A small-stakes tournament permit allows the gambling operator to conduct daily small-stakes tournaments at their licensed location. The permitholder may use one additional live card table (in addition to all permitted live card tables) to run the small-stakes tournament. Only a licensed card dealer may deal cards at a small-stakes poker or panguingue tournament.
The total amount paid by a participant to enter a small-stakes tournament may not exceed $80. In a small-stakes tournament, participants may not repurchase or add chips or reenter the tournament after elimination.
Live Card Table Permit | Form 29
This permit allows a person who has an appropriate alcoholic beverage license and has been granted a gambling operator’s license to place a live card table in their licensed location for the purposes of playing poker or panguingue.
Live Keno Permit | Form 25
This permit allows a person who has been granted a gambling operator’s license to offer live keno. Live keno is a game of chance in which prizes are awarded using a card with 8 horizontal rows and 10 columns on which a player may pick up to 10 numbers. A keno caller, using authorized equipment, selects at random at least 20 numbers out of numbers between 1 and 80, inclusive.
Special Bingo Session Permit | Form 38
This permit allows live bingo permitholders to conduct a “special bingo session” in which the total bingo prize payout limit is $5,000 (as opposed to a $3,000 limit during a regular bingo session). During the special bingo session, a single bingo game prize may not exceed the value of $800.
Only licensed gambling operators with a live bingo permit may apply for a permit to conduct a special bingo session. At least 30 days must elapse between the conclusion of one special bingo session and the beginning of the next special bingo session. A licensee may apply for up to five special bingo sessions per year.
This permit allows a person who has an appropriate alcoholic beverage license and has been granted a gambling operator’s license to place a video gambling machine on their licensed premises for public play. A gambling operator may only permit and make available up to 20 machines at any given time.