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Old 07-29-2013, 09:36 AM
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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During my recent visit to Montana, especially in Missoula, I noticed a lot of small Casinos. They seemed to be everywhere actually. My wife seemed somewhat worried by this fact. I didn't get a chance to look in one to investigate myself, but I was curious what is considered a casino in Montana. I know that different places have different definitions. Are they card rooms? Do they have slots? etc.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:04 PM
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Mostly electronic gaming. No Slots, live poker is usually at a bar, not all bars have it either.

Any gas station with a machine can call itself a casino here.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:16 PM
Location: North Dakota
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I think there is also a law in Montana that you can't win more than $800 from the machines unless it is one of the casinos on the reservations. The Lucky Lil's casinos are probably what you saw and they are attached to a lot of the Town Pump gas stations which are everywhere. However, I wouldn't worry about a seedy element with them. These aren't a big draw like Vegas by any means and to be honest I'm surprised they are so common as I never have seen huge crowds of people in them. There are also quite a few bars that have electronic gaming in them, but again, this is usually not what draws people to the bars and I've seen very few people spend hours at them.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:45 AM
Location: Back at home in western Washington!
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We came from Washington's west coast (there are some HUGE casino's on reservations there), so my example of a casino and the little ones connected to gas stations here are vastly different. I wouldn't worry about them. I've seen a few folks in them, but they don't seem to draw crowds.
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