WSR 03-15-080

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed July 16, 2003, 3:04 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.

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: We have received a petition for rule change from Rob Saucier, on behalf of Galaxy Gaming Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Saucier is requesting an amendment to Title 230 WAC to allow new card games in Washington state, by removing the current restriction on players betting on the houses' hand.

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 Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Robert Berg, 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.

Meeting Dates and Locations: The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on August 14 and 15, 2003; at the Best Western Icicle Inn, 505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826, (509) 548-7000, on September 11 and 12, 2003; and at the Double Tree Hotel-Spokane City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 744-2310, on October 9 and 10, 2003.

July 16, 2003

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office