Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Card Games Act

Card Game Dealers -- License

23-5-308. Card game dealers -- license. (1) Except as provided in 23-5-318, a person may not deal cards in a live card game of panguingue or poker without being licensed annually by the department.

(2) The fee for the first year in which the license is effective is $75, and the annual renewal fee is $25. The fee may not be prorated.

(3) The department shall retain for administrative purposes the license fee charged for the issuance of a dealer's license.

(4) A licensed dealer shall keep on the dealer's person and display upon request the dealer's license when working as a dealer.

(5) (a) The department shall adopt rules to implement temporary licensing procedures until a permanent license is issued to a dealer.

(b) The rules must provide that a temporary license:

(i) may be issued at a local department office or at another public location designated by the department; and

(ii) may only be issued upon the payment of the license application fee and submission of an application, required fingerprints, and proof that the applicant for a temporary license has a verifiable offer of employment from a licensed operator or card room contractor.

History: En. Sec. 28, Ch. 642, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 35, Ch. 647, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 317, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 101, L. 2007.