PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card room operators.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0282.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: WAC 230-40-615 relates only to nonhouse-banked card games. Some card rooms offer both house-banked and nonhouse-banked card games. This change would amend WAC 230-40-615 and make house-banked card room requirements in WAC 230-40-815 applicable for all card games at a house-banked card room, including nonhouse-banked games.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Neal Nunamaker, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.
[Meetings on] February 10, 2006, at the Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555; on March 10, 2006, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000; and on April 14, 2006, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100.
January 10, 2006