TYPES OF CASINOS IN MONTANA
Montana casinos do not offer table games, instead the casinos in Montana only offer electronic gaming machines.
Gaming laws in Montana permit bars and taverns to house up to 20 video gaming devices that offer such games as video keno, video poker, or video bingo. There are more than 1,400 locations in Montana with more than 16,000 gaming machines in operation and the machines are all regulated by the state’s Gambling Control Division.
The gaming machines only allow for a maximum bet of $2, and only give a maximum payout of $800. Montana gaming law requires these gaming machines to have a minimum return of 80%. All video gaming locations in Montana have a minimum gambling age of 18 and are only allowed to be open from 8 a.m. until 2 a.m.
NATIVE AMERICAN CASINOS IN MONTANA
Native American casinos in Montana offer Class II video gaming devices that have the appearance of slot machines, but in actuality are bingo games and the spinning reels are for “entertainment purposes only.”
Native American casino gaming machines have a maximum bet of $5, and a maximum payout of $1,500.
Native American reservations are not required to have a minimum payback percentage on gaming machines, nor are they required to release slot machine payback percentages to the public. Unlike the Indian casinos in Montana, in many states the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
There are no casinos located in Billings, Montana. The closest casino would be Apsaalooke Nights which is located 60 miles east in the city of Crow Agency.
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Shown below is a list of all Indian casinos in Montana. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Apsaalooke Nights Casino
- Charging Horse Casino
- Fort Belknap Casino
- Glacier Peaks Casino
- Gray Wolf Peak Casino
- KwaTaqNuk Casino Resort
- Northern Winz Hotel & Casino
- Northern Winz II
- Silver Wolf Casino
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TOP THINGS TO DO IN MONTANA
Montana is popularly known as a top destination for outdoor lovers. The state offers varieties of outdoor activities such as water sports, winter sports, hiking, biking, etc. to tourists. The state is also popularly called the Big Sky Country as it features rugged otherworldly scenery. The state is the fourth largest state in and the most northerly state in the country. Montana is a dream destination for nature and wildlife lovers due to the low population of people in the state. Some of the best things to do in Montana are listed below.
Glacier National Park
This park covers one million acres of land and it is considered to be paradise on earth by those who visit it. The park is filled with numerous activities that you can try out such as exploring the 700 miles of hiking and biking trails, go on a scenic drive on 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun road, relax at the lakes, wander around the 7,700-foot-high Logan Pass, and so on. The park is surely the most popular tourist attraction in Montana and you will surely be amazed by the views here. The park is also called the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem and you will surely come back after your first visit to this park once you are in the state.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
This is among the popular historical landmarks in the US and also among the most important according to the reconciliation that has taken place since 1876 clash between the US Army and Sioux and Cheyenne Indians. Some of the top things to see here are a museum, visitor center, the 7th Cavalry Memorial, the Reno-Benteen Battlefield, and the Custer National Cemetery. The site also features the Indians that fought and fell defending their way of life and you will find markers that show the final resting place of numerous warriors scattered among that of the US troops. You must not miss this monument if you are a history lover.
This lake is known as the largest natural lake in the Western US and it comprises of 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shore. This is a hotspot for fishermen and water lovers. Some part of the lake is located on tribal reservation land and you will have to buy a pass to visit this magnificent stretch of lake. If you are lucky to be in the state during the Memorial Day, you will enjoy the annual Bigfork Whitewater Festival. You are also going to find Wildhorse Island in the middle of the lake which is accessible only by boat and it is a great place to spend the afternoon.
Museum of the Rockies
This museum is located in Bozeman and it is among the top place to visit in Montana. The museum is a part of the Smithsonian Institution which is popularly known for magnificent displays of dinosaurs and dinosaur eggs which include skeletons and realistic models of various species. The dinosaur collection in the museum is considered to be the largest in the US. The highlights of the park are the Tyrannosaurus skull, T-Rex thighbone with soft tissue remains, T-Rex skeleton on display at the entrance of the museum. You should also make sure you do not miss displays dedicated to native peoples of Yellowstone Country, Tinsley House, and pioneer and western art exhibits.
The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
This center is a top destination to visit while in Montana. It was opened as a sanctuary for animals that are comfortable around humans or were orphaned and it offers tourists close up interaction with them. This center is a family-friendly destination and it offers tourist the chance to see bears and wolves in their natural habitat while you also get an insight into their history, behavior, and population decline. Some of the best things to do here are to watch as the bears forage for food, play with each other, and also the chance to hear the haunting howls of the wolf packs.
The ringing rocks can be found just outside of Butte. These magnificent rock formations do chime melodically when it is tapped with a mallet or similar instrument. You should make sure you do not miss these fascinating formations as they can be found only in a few places in the world. The rock formations are about 2000 years old and there are varieties of theories about the reason why the rocks ring but there is no scientific proof. You will also be surprised to find out that if you remove one of the boulders, the formation will not ring anymore.