WSR 10-12-093

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed June 1, 2010, 1:15 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Card games.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To authorize a pilot study to test the regulatory and social impacts and benefits to card room licensees by increasing the wagering limits for the game of Texas Hold'em Poker.

Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator at the contact information below.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625.

[Meetings on] July 8 or 9, 2010, at the John Cherberg Building, Capitol Campus, Olympia, Washington 98504; on August 12 or 13, 2010, at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge, 7801 Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100; and on September 9 or 10, 2010, at the State Investment Board, 2100 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 956-4600.

June 1, 2010

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office