PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: All gambling operators.
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: Currently, cash, checks and electronic point-of-sale bank transfers (debit cards) are authorized forms of payment to participate in gambling activities (WAC 230-12-050). Gift certificates and gift cards are prepaid and are treated the same as cash. Staff will be presenting an amendment for filing at the March commission meeting which would allow gift certificates and gift cards as authorized forms of payment to participate in gambling activities.
Process for Developing New Rule: 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; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.
[Meetings on] March 10, 2006, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000; on April 14, 2006, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; and on June 16, 2006, at the Marchs [Marcus] Whitman Hotel, 6 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, (509) 525-2200.
January 30, 2006