HELENA — Former state Sen. Corey Stapleton, R-Billings, has raised more money in itemized individual campaign donations from Montanans than did his other two major Republican U.S. House opponents as of Dec. 31.
Employees at Grand Vision Gaming in Billings assemble electronic consoles that will be used by the South Dakota lottery in 2011.
Midnight Saturday, the dawn of the new year, will also ring in the first new form of video gambling in Montana since poker and keno machines were legalized 26 years ago.
Tim Carson, left, and Steve Arntzen, co-owners of Grand Vision Gaming, show how one of the new video line games will display on a gambling machine screen.
In Montana, a liquor license with gambling privileges attached was once considered virtually a license to print money.