Purpose: Recorded surveillance is an integral part of a card room's security and control features. Individuals and businesses with access to a digital surveillance system's operating system or data files are in a position to manipulate the system. Currently, we have no recourse against these people. Therefore, businesses and individuals that have access to the operating system or data files of digital surveillance will require licensure. Licensing this new group will enhance our regulatory program to protect the public by running background checks to ensure they are qualified to work in the gambling industry.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-02-205.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-15-049 on July 13, 2004, with a published date of August 4, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 14, 2004.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 380, filed 2/16/00, effective 7/1/00)
WAC 230-02-205 Gambling service supplier defined. A "gambling service supplier" is any person who provides gambling related services for compensation, whether directly or indirectly.
(1) Gambling related services include at least the following:
(a) Providing consulting or advisory services regarding gambling activities;
(b) Providing gambling related management services;
(c) Providing financing for purchases or leases of gambling equipment or for providing infrastructure that supports gambling operations for more than one licensee. For purposes of this section, financing by any bank, mutual savings bank, or credit union regulated by the department of financial institutions or any federally regulated commercial lending institution shall not be deemed as providing gambling related services;
(d) Providing any other service or activity where influence may be exerted over any gambling activity licensed by the commission;
(e) Providing assembly of components for gambling
equipment under a contract with a licensed manufacturer;
(f) Providing installation, integration, maintenance, or any other service of digital surveillance systems that allows direct access to the operating system; or
(g) Training individuals to conduct authorized gambling activities.
(2) The term "gambling services supplier" does not include the following:
(a) Universities and colleges that are regulated by the Washington state board of community and technical colleges and the higher education coordinating board which train individuals to conduct authorized gambling activities;
(b) Licensed manufacturers or distributors who service and repair pull-tab dispensing devices, bingo equipment or any other authorized gambling equipment;
(c) Attorneys, accountants, and governmental affairs consultants whose primary business is providing professional services that are unrelated to the management or operation of gambling activities; and
(d) Persons that only provide nonmanagement related recordkeeping services for punch board and pull-tab operators, when the combined total gross billings from such services does not exceed twenty thousand dollars during any calendar year.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 00-05-102 (Order 380), § 230-02-205, filed 2/16/00, effective 7/1/00; 98-19-133 (Order 361), § 230-02-205, filed 9/23/98, effective 1/1/99; 97-24-031, § 230-02-205, filed 11/25/97, effective 1/1/98.]