(1) Video gambling machines, which have not been approved for operation or sale, may be brought into Montana for the purposes of trade shows, exhibitions, and similar activities, under the following requirements:

(a) The machines must simulate only games authorized in Title 23, chapter 5, MCA.

(b) The department must receive written notification of the activity and intent to display these devices at least three working days prior to the event. Such notification shall include the following information:

(i) a list describing the machines or associated equipment including model and serial number;

(ii) the event, its location, and number of days the device(s) will be displayed;

(iii) the method of transportation and location of storage of the machines;

(iv) the name of the company represented, and the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who will be responsible for the machine while in the state;

(v) the dates the machines will enter and leave the state; and

(vi) the sources and destinations of the machines.

(2) The department may inspect these devices to insure conformity with the requirements of this section.

(3) No machines brought into Montana under this rule may remain in the state for more than 20 working days.

History: 23-5-621, MCA; IMP, 23-5-621, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 828, Eff. 4/27/90; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 2786, Eff. 11/25/93; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2834, Eff. 10/28/94.