WSR 08-21-087

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 633 -- Filed October 14, 2008, 3:27 p.m. , effective January 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2009.

Purpose: This new rule requires licensees who offer merchandise prizes to have a sales receipt or invoice from the seller and to ensure certain information is included on the receipt/invoice.

Repeal WAC 230-06-115, this rule was inadvertently added back to our rules manual. It was repealed in administrative order #459, effective August 2006.

Reporting Changes in Card Room Employees: This change requires card game licensees to notify us when a licensed card room employee (CRE) changes or adds an employer, or is no longer working for them. When this rule was rewritten last year, the requirement was inadvertently switched to the CRE.

Card Tournaments: The word "buy-in" was inadvertently added into this rule and needs to be removed. This will allow Class D licensees to conduct no-fee tournaments without obtaining an additional tournament license.

Fund-raising Events: The commission does not have limits on wagers made with poker tournament chips or scrip. However, fund-raising event licensees may set limits. WAC 230-09-020(2) was rewritten to clarify this requirement. The amendment requires licensees to include game rules and payout restrictions in house rules. Wagering limits were moved from WAC 230-09-020 to a new rule so they are easier to locate.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 230-06-115, 230-03-290, and 230-15-175; and amending WAC 230-09-020 and 230-15-205.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-084 on August 19, 2008, and published September 3, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 3, Amended 2, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 3, Amended 2, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 3, Amended 2, Repealed 3.

Date Adopted: October 14, 2008.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1812.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 608, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-15-205   Card tournament licenses.   (1) Class A, B, E, F, or house-banked licensees may conduct a card tournament where a fee or buy-in is charged without getting a card tournament license, but they must only operate those card games approved for their license class.

(2) Class D licensees must obtain a card tournament license to charge a fee ((or buy-in)) for a card tournament.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), 230-15-205, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]

OTS-1811.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 604, filed 10/27/06, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-09-020   Post house rules.   Licensees must develop house rules to govern the scope and manner of all gambling activities they will conduct during the FRE and prominently post these rules in the area where they will conduct the FRE. At a minimum, these rules must((:

(1) State that single wagers must not exceed ten dollars. Raffle wagers may exceed ten dollars, but must not exceed the limits set forth in RCW 9.46.0277; and

(2) State that there are no limits on wagers made with scrip and no limits on the number of poker tournament chips that may be wagered; and

(3) Prohibit tipping.)) include:

(1) Game rules; and

(2) Wager limits; and

(3) Payout restrictions; and

(4) That tipping is prohibited.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-22-051 (Order 604), 230-09-020, filed 10/27/06, effective 1/1/08.]

OTS-1810.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 230-15-175 Reporting card room employees no longer working.

OTS-1809.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 230-06-115 Using checks or credit cards to purchase gambling equipment, products, or services.

OTS-1808.1


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 230-03-290 Card room employees working for additional employer or changing employer.

OTS-1807.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 230-09-022   Wagering limits for fund-raising events.   (1) Wager limits must not exceed ten dollars. However, raffle wagers must not exceed the limits in RCW 9.46.0277; and

(2) There are no limits on wagers made using scrip or poker tournament chips.

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OTS-1806.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 230-06-109   Sales invoices for merchandise prizes.   Operators may purchase merchandise prizes from a licensed or unlicensed distributor or business. The sales invoice or receipt must include at least the following information:

(1) The date of purchase; and

(2) The seller's name and complete address; and

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

(4) The quantity of items purchased; and

(5) The cost per individual items purchased.

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OTS-1805.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 230-06-083   Card game licensees reporting changes in licensed employees.   Card game licensees, except Class B or Class D must:

(1) Submit an add/transfer application and the required fees before allowing a licensed card room employee to begin working.

(2) Notify us in writing when a licensed card room employee no longer works for them. We must receive the notice at our Lacey office within ten days of the card room employee terminating employment.

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Washington State Code Reviser's Office