WSR 99-07-095

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 22, 1999, 4:36 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Washington blackjack.

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: Legislation was passed in 1997 allowing house-banked card games, which would include traditional blackjack. Washington blackjack is a derivative of blackjack, therefore it [is] no longer needed, or in the alternative should be revised to its pre-1996 version.

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: Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-6100, on May 13 and 14, 1999; at the Double Tree Inn, 252 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (360) 371-2000, on June 10 and 11, 1999; and at the Best Western Icicle Inn, 505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826, (509) 548-7000, on July 8 and 9, 1999.

Susan Arland

Public Information Officer

Washington State Code Reviser's Office