(1) The department shall provide notification for connection to an approved system, as required by ARM 23.16.2101(3) and (4), according to the multi-county districts established by Executive Order 2-71 and Executive Order 7-73. The department shall give priority to those multi-county districts, or combination of districts where, as of March 1, 2008, the greatest number of video gambling machines committed by agreement to connect to an approved reporting system, but not yet connected, are located.

(2) The notification and begin-reporting schedule shall be as follows: 


District(s) Notice Date Begin-Reporting Date
7 May 1, 2008 October 1, 2008
11 August 1, 2008 January 1, 2009
10 November 1, 2008 April 1, 2009
8, 12 February 1, 2009 July 1, 2009
5, 4 May 1, 2009 October 1, 2009
1, 2, 3 August 1, 2009 January 1, 2010
6, 9 November 1, 2009 April 1, 2010


(a) District 7 includes: Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, and Yellowstone counties. District 11 includes: Mineral, Missoula, and Ravalli counties. District 10 includes: Flathead, Lake, Lincoln, and Sanders counties. District 8 includes: Broadwater, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties. District 12 includes: Beaverhead, Deer Lodge, Granite, Madison, Powell, and Silver Bow counties. District 5 includes: Cascade, Chouteau, Glacier, Pondera, Teton, and Toole counties. District 4 includes: Blaine, Hill, and Liberty counties. District 1 includes: Daniels, Phillips, Roosevelt, Sheridan, and Valley counties. District 2 includes: Dawson, Garfield, McCone, Prairie, Richland, and Wibaux counties. District 3 includes: Carter, Custer, Fallon, Powder River, Rosebud, and Treasure counties. District 6 includes: Fergus, Golden Valley, Judith Basin, Musselshell, Petroleum, and Wheatland counties. District 9 includes: Gallatin, Meagher, and Park counties.

(3) A machine owner who has received a notice to connect may request, in writing, one 90-day postponement of the begin-reporting date upon a demonstration, in writing, of hardship.

(4) A machine owner or lessee who chooses to not connect to an approved reporting system, as provided by these rules, must remove the multi-game software from the video gambling machines, and provide written notice to the department as required by ARM 23.16.1822, at least 30 days prior to the applicable begin-reporting date established in (2).

History: 23-5-115, 23-5-621, MCA; IMP, 23-5-637, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 806, Eff. 4/25/08.