BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
OF THE STATE OF MONTANA
In the matter of the amendment of ) CORRECTED NOTICE OF
23.16.209, 23.16.401, 23.16.406, ) AMENDMENT
23.16.410, 23.16.1101, 23.16.1224, )
23.16.1225, 23.16.1231, and 23.16.3103 )
concerning display of antique illegal )
gambling devices, dealer license )
application process, temporary dealer )
licenses, possession of dealer license, )
card game tournament rules, card dealer )
restrictions, house player restrictions, )
rake restrictions, and casino night )
TO: All Concerned Persons
1. On May 10, 2007, the Department of Justice published MAR Notice No. 23-16-186, pertaining to the public hearing on the proposed amendment of the above-stated rules at page 567 of the 2007 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 9. On June 21, 2007, the Department of Justice published the notice of amendment at page 848 of the 2007 Montana Administrative Register, Issue Number 12.
2. This corrected notice serves to delete card game tournament regulations supplanted by recent rule amendment. Specifically, the prior rule set out a maximum prize payout per hand for card game tournaments and also required tournament applicants to provide the division with an estimate of the total number of hands required to win the prize. The change in law replaced the per-hand limit with a maximum total dollar amount for entry and reentry fees to limit and control the size of card game tournament prizes. The division’s failure to delete the per-hand limit language from the rule was an oversight. The rule, as amended in corrected form, reads as follows, deleted matter interlined, new matter underlined:
23.16.1101 CARD GAME TOURNAMENTS (1) through (2)(i) remain as amended.
(j) copy of the tournament rules, which must identify the face value of the chips to be used
and provide an estimate of the total number of hands to be played to be eligible to win a prize.
(3) through (8) remain as amended.
(9) Winners are determined by points or chips accumulated during the course of a game.
Prizes cannot exceed $300 per hand and may be awarded following each game or at the end of the tournament.
(10) through (15) remain as amended.
3. The replacement pages for this corrected notice were submitted to the Secretary of State on June 29, 2007.
By: /s/ Mike McGrath /s/ Jon Ellingson
MIKE McGRATH JON ELLINGSON
Attorney General, Department of Justice Rule Reviewer
Certified to the Secretary of State June 25, 2007.