WSR 07-07-041

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 13, 2007, 8:39 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 the limit on the number of games that can be played within a single hand of cards be increased from two to three.

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] April 13, 2007, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701; on May 11, 2007, at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; and on July 13, 2007, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1425 East 27th Street, Tacoma, WA 98421, (253) 383-0146.

March 13, 2007

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office