WSR 08-22-068

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 635 -- Filed November 4, 2008, 8:25 a.m. , effective January 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2009.

Purpose: Expedited adoption to fix incorrect citation to another rule (WAC 230-16-195) and to correct a subsection numbering error (WAC 230-15-285).

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-285 and 230-16-195.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070 and 34.05.353.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-115 on August 20, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 3, 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