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State of Play

Explore the national and state-by-state impact of the casino gaming industry, as well as key regulatory and statutory requirements in each state.

  • Number of Casinos 13

  • Economic Impact N/A

  • Jobs Supported N/A

  • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share N/A

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $29.0 Million

  • Economic Impact N/A

  • Jobs Supported N/A

  • Tax Impact N/A

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $2.2 Million (2020)

  • Number of Casinos 13

  • Economic Impact $55.8 Million

  • Jobs Supported 484

  • Tax Impact & Tribal Revenue Share $6.1 Million

  • Gross Gaming Revenue $26.8 Million (2016)

Size of circle indicates number of casinos in the area.

All location data is as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Montana has tribal-state gaming compacts with five of its seven tribes. These tribes are:

  • Assiniboine and Sioux Nations of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation (effective 2012);
  • Chippewa Cree Nation of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation (effective 2013);
  • Crow Nation of the Crow Indian Reservation (effective 2014);
  • Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Nations of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation (effective 2007); and
  • Northern Cheyenne Nation of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (effective 2013).

The tribes operating gaming can offer between 400 and 925 Class III gaming machines

Compacts generally run for ten years once agreed to, with two of the compacts taking effect in 2013. Other compacts have a 15-year term in the state.

Tribal gaming agencies are the main gaming regulators. Tribes may offer a select number of high stakes gaming machines, with higher prize limits. Tribes in the state may also all types of gaming products offered by the state, which in Montana includes Sports Pools and Sports tab Games, Fantasy Sports Leagues, Fishing Derbies and Betting on Natural occurrences, Calcutta Pools, Raffles, Live Keno and Simulcast Racing, on top of video gaming machines and poker.

The Montana Department of Justice, Gambling Control Division can assist tribal gaming agencies in investigations and provide other requested services to ensure proper compliance with the provisions of the tribal-state compacts.

AVAILABLE GAMING LICENSES
The tribes must investigate and license employees at gaming establishments in the state. Additional information on licensing for tribal compacts in Montana is not publicly available.

REVENUE SHARE
Tribes in Montana do not give proceeds from gaming with the state.

TAX PROMOTIONAL CREDITS
None

WITHHOLDINGS ON WINNINGS
None

TRIBAL USE OF REVENUE
Requirements as described in IGRA.

STATUTORY FUNDING REQUIREMENT
None

SELF-EXCLUSION
None

COMPLIMENTARY ALCOHOLIC DRINKS
Authorized to sell, offer for sale, give away or allow the consumption of alcoholic beverages during the hours when gaming operations are conducted.

ADVERTISING RESTRICTIONS
None

ON-PREMISE DISPLAY REQUIREMENT
None

AGE RESTRICTIONS
18 years of age to participate in any gambling activity, except as allowed under state and tribal law.

OPERATION ON HOLIDAYS
Yes

TESTING REQUIREMENTS
Must be tested and approved by the tribe before placement on the reservation. Must meet all technical requirements as set forth by the Montana Department of Justice.

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REQUIREMENTS
Federal compliance requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act.

SHIPPING REQUIREMENTS
Federal shipping requirements under the Johnson Act apply.

RESTRICTIONS ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
Yes

CREDIT OFFERED TO PATRONS
None

AUTHORIZED OPERATORS
Montana Lottery through kiosks in bars and restaurants.

MOBILE/ONLINE
Only allowed on-premise

TAX RATE
N/A

INITIAL LICENSING FEE
N/A

LICENSE RENEWAL FEE
N/A

AMATEUR RESTRICTIONS
N/A

OFFICIAL DATA MANDATE
N/A

INTEGRITY FEE
None