WSR 08-17-115

EXPEDITED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed August 20, 2008, 10:04 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-16-195 Additional requirements for sales invoices and 230-15-285 Camera and monitor requirements for closed circuit television systems.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Susan Arland, Washington State Gambling Commission, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY October 20, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This filing is to fix incorrect citations to other rules.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: To correct WAC number referencing other rules.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.

August 19, 2008

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1859.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 611, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-15-285   Camera and monitor requirements for closed circuit television systems.   (1) Class F and house-banked licensees' closed circuit television system must consist of light sensitive cameras capable of permitting the viewer to determine card and chip values. Each video camera must be capable of having the images displayed on a video monitor and recorded.

(2) Class F and house-banked licensees must install, at least:

(a) Cameras in a manner that will prevent them from being obstructed, tampered with, or disabled; and

(b) Pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras behind a smoked dome, one-way mirror, or similar materials that conceal the camera from view; and

(c) One or more fixed camera focused over each gambling table, covering the entire table layout.

(d) In nonhouse-banked games, an additional fixed camera must focus over the dealer area, covering the chip rack, all drop box openings, and the community card area; and

(e) A sufficient number of fixed cameras and/or PTZ cameras to monitor players and dealers at each gambling table. The PTZ cameras must be:

(i) Permanently programmed; and

(ii) Capable of viewing each patron and dealer at each gambling position at least once every five minutes; and

(f) A sufficient number of fixed cameras and/or PTZ cameras in the count area or count room; and

(g) Fixed cameras and/or PTZ cameras in any other location deemed necessary.

(((4))) (3) In addition, house-banked card game licensees must:

(a) Install a sufficient number of video monitors in their CCTV system to simultaneously view multiple gambling tables, the cashier's cage, and count room activities;

(b) Install a sufficient number of fixed cameras and/or PTZ cameras in the cage(s); and

(c) Install a sufficient number of PTZ cameras having the ability to determine the card and chip values for winning hands.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-10-034 (Order 611), 230-15-285, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08.]

OTS-1860.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 615, filed 9/17/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-16-195   Additional requirements for sales invoices.   (1) In addition to the requirements of WAC ((230-16-310)) 230-16-190, manufacturers and distributors must complete sales invoices that include:

(a) For distributors, a separate line for each I.D. stamp number; and

(b) Space for the operator to either attach a records entry label or enter the I.D. stamp number and the date they placed the equipment out for play, adjacent to the written entry the distributor makes; and

(c) For each punch board or pull-tab, at least:

(i) Trade name of the game; and

(ii) Type of gambling equipment; and

(iii) Form number or other manufacturer-assigned method to specifically identify a board or series, including the size or number of chances; and

(iv) I.D. stamp number; and

(d) For each pull-tab dispenser, at least:

(i) Trade name of the dispenser; and

(ii) Type of dispenser; and

(iii) I.D. stamp number; and

(e) For each set of cards or collation of packets of disposable bingo cards, at least:

(i) Type of product, including product line; and

(ii) Description of product, including the number of cartons, "series," "on," "cut," and "up"; and

(iii) I.D. stamp number; and

(iv) Serial number or, if packets, serial number of the top page; and

(v) Color and border pattern or, if packets, color and border pattern of the top page; and

(vi) The unit or package number when a series or collation has been divided; and

(vii) For disposable bingo cards to be sold for linked bingo prize games the beginning and ending sheet numbers sold to or returned from the operator; and

(f) For merchandise prizes, at least:

(i) The date of purchase; and

(ii) The company's name and complete business address; and

(iii) A full description of each item purchased; and

(iv) The quantity of items purchased; and

(v) The cost per individual items purchased; and

(g) For sequentially prenumbered card game recordkeeping forms, at least:

(i) Type of form; and

(ii) Beginning and ending serial numbers; and

(iii) Quantity of forms; and

(h) For all other gambling equipment, at least:

(i) Trade name of device; and

(ii) Type of device; and

(iii) Serial number or other identification numbers or characteristics; and

(2) Manufacturers and distributors must record and maintain information documenting the sales of progressive jackpot pull-tabs in a separate filing system. They may use a computerized system to separately track this information and provide immediate reports.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-19-069 (Order 615), 230-16-195, filed 9/17/07, effective 1/1/08.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office