WSR 05-17-205



[ Filed August 24, 2005, 11:32 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card rooms.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We have received four petitions for rule change from the Recreational Gaming Association requesting several changes to card room rules. These changes include increasing betting limits for house-banked card games and poker games, increasing the administrative fee that can be collected by a card room from a player-supported jackpot from 10% to 35% and changing the rules of play for card games.

Process for Developing New Rule: Rule change developed by agency staff. 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; and Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail

[Meetings at the] Red Lion Hotel Pasco, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 544-3910, on September 9, 2005; at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, 1507 North 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901, (509) 248-7850, on October 14, 2005; and at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220, on November 18, 2005.

August 23, 2005

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office