Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2009.
Purpose: The Recreational Gaming Association's (RGA) request to increase house-banked card game wager limits from $200 to $500 was discussed at the May, July, August and September 2008 commission meetings. At the September meeting, the commission amended the RGA's request and increased the wager limit of a:
|•||Single wager or bonus wager for an odds-based payout from $200 to $300.|
|•||Bonus wager for progressive jackpots from $1 to $300 or to limits imposed by a manufacturer's game rules, whichever is less.|
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-140.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-11-062 on May 16, 2008, and published June 4, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 18, 2008.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 608, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)
WAC 230-15-140 Wagering limits for house-banked card games. (1) A single wager or a bonus wager for an odds-based pay out must not exceed ((
two)) three hundred dollars.
(2) A player may make a single wager for each decision before the dealer deals or reveals additional cards. For Blackjack, the player may place an additional wager for doubling down or splitting pairs.
(3) Bonus wagers for progressive jackpots must not exceed
one dollar)) manufacturer's rules or limits listed in
subsection (1) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), § 230-15-140, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]