WSR 07-03-105

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed January 22, 2007, 8:31 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card games.

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 a petition for rule change from Shuffle Master. The petitioner is requesting that WAC 230-40-010 (1)(f) be repealed. Their intent is to remove the limit on the number of separate games that can be played with a single hand of cards (which is currently set at two). They have a new version of three card poker that features an additional $1 progressive bet.

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; Sharon Reese, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3452; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.

[Meetings on] February 9, 2007, and March 9, 2007, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000; and on April 13, 2007, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701.

January 22, 2007

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office