WSR 04-15-047

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 432 -- Filed July 13, 2004, 11:36 a.m. , effective August 13, 2004 ]


Purpose: The commission adopted a petition for rule change submitted from Bonanza Press, requesting an amendment to WAC 230-30-033. The amendment would allow carry-over jackpots to be used in event pull-tab series.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-30-033.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-09-088 on April 20, 2004, with a published date of May 5, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: July 9, 2004.

July 13, 2004

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-7143.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 410, filed 2/22/02, effective 7/1/02)

WAC 230-30-033   Event pull-tab series -- Definitions -- Restrictions.   Charitable or nonprofit bingo operators may use event pull-tab series under the following definitions and restrictions.


Definitions.


(1) The following definitions apply to this section:

(a) "Event pull-tab series" means a pull-tab series that includes a predetermined number of pull-tabs which allow a player to advance to an event round;

(b) "Event round" means a secondary element of chance where the prizes are determined based on pull-tabs which match specific winning numbers drawn in a bingo game. The winning numbers must fall within numbers 1 through 75.


Manufacturing restrictions.


(2) The following manufacturing restrictions apply to this section:

(a) An event pull-tab series shall be manufactured meeting all standards of construction included in WAC 230-30-103;

(b) An event pull-tab series may include instant winning prizes in addition to event round prizes;

(c) The flare shall clearly set out the following:

(i) All prizes available, in accordance with WAC 230-30-106;

(ii) The number of chances available to advance to the event round;

(iii) How the event round winner is to be determined; and

(iv) The number of winning pull-tabs at the instant winner level, and the number of winning pull-tabs at the event round level.


Operational restrictions.


(3)(a) The event pull-tab series must be played in a charitable or nonprofit bingo hall and must be played and completed within one bingo session;

(b) Prior to putting an event pull-tab series into play, the operator must fully disclose, in plain view, when the event round (which involves the second element of chance) will take place;

(c) Event pull-tab series must be available for purchase until immediately prior to the event round, unless the game has been completely sold out;

(d) A licensed manager must be present at all times an event pull-tab series is in play, including sales of tickets and selection of winners;

(e) Event pull-tab tickets may be sold by floor workers (for example, from aprons). This method of selling pull-tabs only applies to an event pull-tab series. Detailed accounting records shall be maintained as prescribed by commission staff to track the event pull-tab tickets issued to each floor worker.

(f) ((The following)) Event pull-tab series that offer a carry-over jackpot shall meet the requirements set forth in WAC 230-30-045.

(g) Substitute flares and bonus pull-tab series are prohibited for use with event pull-tab series((:

(i) Substitute flares;

(ii) Bonus pull-tab series; and

(iii) Carry-over jackpots)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 02-06-007 (Order 410), 230-30-033, filed 2/22/02, effective 7/1/02; 01-05-018 (Order 398), 230-30-033, filed 2/9/01, effective 3/12/01.]

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