WSR 08-23-079

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 637 -- Filed November 18, 2008, 9:45 a.m. , effective January 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2009.

Purpose: At their May 2008 meeting, the commission filed a petition for rule change from the Recreational Gaming Association (RGA) to increase the number of players at a card table to:

(1) Seven to nine at house-banked games, unless limited by manufacturer's rule; and

(2) Ten to twelve at nonhouse-banked games.

At the August 2008 meeting, the RGA amended their petition to request only an increase in the number of players a [at] house-banked games and withdrew their request to increase the number of players at nonhouse-banked card games. After much discussion, the amended petition was adopted.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-055.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-122 filed 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: November 18, 2008.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-1556.2


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

WAC 230-15-055   Limit on number of players at each table.   Card game licensees must only allow:

(1) Up to ((seven)) nine players or areas for wagering at any table in house-banked card games.

(2) Up to ten players at any table in nonhouse-banked card games.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), 230-15-055, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]

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