WSR 09-15-069

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 652 -- Filed July 13, 2009, 8:45 a.m. , effective January 1, 2010 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2010.

Purpose: We received a petition for rule change from a poker manager. The petitioner requested that players be allowed to use half dollars or quarters to pay fees in nonhouse-banked card games. He stated this would give poker operators a more accurate way to collect fees (rake) associated with poker games. The commission approved the petitioner's request at their July 2009 meeting.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-145.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-09-022 filed on April 6, 2009, and published May 6, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: July 13, 2009.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-2245.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 632, filed 11/14/08, effective 1/1/09)

WAC 230-15-145   Making wagers with chips or coin.   Players in card games must make all wagers and pay fees to play card games with chips, except that:

(1) Players may use half dollars or quarters in house-banked card games; and in nonhouse-banked card games to pay fees.

(2) Players may use dimes and nickels in any game that allows a commission to be charged.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 08-23-061 (Order 632), 230-15-145, filed 11/14/08, effective 1/1/09; 07-09-033 (Order 608), 230-15-145, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]

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