PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
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 Bob Tull, representing DigiDeal Corporation. Mr. Tull is requesting an amendment to WAC 230-40-070. Currently, this rule allows electronic facsimiles of cards to be used in house-banked card games. Mr. Tull is requesting an amendment to allow electronic facsimiles of cards to be used for all card games, not just house-banked card games (for example, poker games).
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; or 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: On March 12, 2004, at the Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000; on April 9, 2004, at the Phoenix Inn Suites, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555; and on May 14, 2004, at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201, (509) 326-8000.
January 30, 2004