(1) Each video poker game title must meet the following specifications for approval for use within the state of Montana. To be approved the game must:

(a) use a deck of cards consisting of 52 standard playing cards (jokers may also be used);

(b) conform to the standard rules of poker in the following manner:

(i) the theoretical return of a royalty must be less than 50% of the overall theoretical return;

(ii) "hand" means the cards dealt to or drawn by a player and retained at the completion of a game;

(c) using a random number generator, draw and display the initial cards in order;

(d) using a random number generator, replace any discarded cards, if applicable, with additional cards; and

(e) display the winning hand and credits/cash value won for that hand. 


History: 23-5-621, MCA; IMP, 23-5-602, 23-5-607, 23-5-621, MCA; EMERG, NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1623, Eff. 11/1/85; TRANS, from Dept. of Revenue, Ch. 154, L. 1987, Eff. 3/22/87; AMD, 1987 MAR p. 1972, Eff. 10/30/87; TRANS, from Dept. of Commerce, Ch. 642, L. 1989, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 1990 MAR p. 828, Eff. 4/27/90; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 1638, Eff. 6/30/00; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1989, Eff. 9/12/03; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 1281, Eff. 7/15/05; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 886, Eff. 5/21/16; AMD, 2018 MAR p. 1958, Eff. 10/6/18.