(1) A variation of an authorized sports pool may not be conducted unless approved by the department.
(2) A person qualified to be a sponsor may apply to the department for approval of a variation of an authorized sports pool by submitting the following information:
(a) a detailed description of the operation of the pool, which verifies that:
(i) there would be at least one winner from among the participants in the sports pool;
(ii) each participant would have an equal chance to win; and
(iii) competitors would be randomly assigned to each participant.
(b) a description of the method of choosing a winner; and
(c) an illustration or sample of the card used to conduct the pool.
(3) The department may request additional information, including a demonstration of the sports pool variation submitted for approval.
(4) After reviewing the proposed sports pool variation, the department shall notify in writing the applicant of its intended action. An applicant desiring to challenge the department's action must proceed under ARM 23.16.108 and 23.16.203.