WSR 98-24-088



[Filed December 1, 1998, 2:04 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To implement legislation that passed in 1996 and 1997 enabling card rooms to offer the following; increased number of tables, alternative collection of fees, jackpot schemes and house banked card games. These rules set forth the regulatory and licensing requirements for card rooms to offer these activities.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ben Bishop, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7640; Sherri Winslow, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 301; or Susan Arland, Public Information Officer, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 438-7654 ext. 374.

Meetings at the Ramada Governor House, 621 Capitol Way South, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 352-7700, on February 11-12, 1999; at the Cavanaugh's Ridpath Hotel, West 1515 Sprague, Spokane, WA 99204, (509) 838-2711, on March 11-12, 1999; and at The Inn at Semi-ah-moo, 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 98230, (360) 371-2000, on April 8-9, 1999.

December 1, 1998

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator