WSR 09-11-086

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 647 -- Filed May 18, 2009, 11:42 a.m. , effective July 1, 2009 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2009.

Purpose: The change allows fund-raising events licensees to award cash prizes at poker tournaments. The rule currently states that only merchandise prizes can be given away. The ability to award cash prizes was inadvertently removed during the rules simplification project.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-09-131.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-07-089 filed on March 17, 2009, and published on April 1, 2009.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: May 18, 2009.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

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

WAC 230-09-131   Poker tournaments authorized.   Licensees may operate poker tournaments at fund-raising events. Licensees must:

(1) Adopt and prominently post tournament rules; and

(2) Count all money paid to enter a tournament or purchase chips as a wager when determining their ten thousand dollar net receipts limits; and

(3) Not allow chips used in poker tournaments to have a monetary value; and

(4) Allow chips to be redeemed for cash and/or merchandise prizes ((only)); and

(5) Maintain a record of all prizes awarded, including, at least:

(a) The amount paid for each prize; and

(b) For donated prizes, the name of the donor and a description of the prize(s) donated; and

(c) The name and complete address of each winner.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 06-22-051 (Order 604), 230-09-131, filed 10/27/06, effective 1/1/08.]

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