Bill proposed to legalize blackjack in Montana

A bill introduced at the Legislature calls for legalizing the game of blackjack, or twenty-one, in Montana, and dividing the tax proceeds among pension, educational, social services and tribal scholarship programs.

Rep. Wylie Galt, R-Martinsdale, is sponsoring House Bill 578, which would allow up to three live blackjack games in a bar or casino and allow electronic video blackjack games in those establishments. Rep. Steve Lavin, R-Kalispell, and House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, are cosponsors.

The House Taxation Committee will hear the bill on Wednesday.

From Bozeman Daily Chronicle