WSR 10-17-089

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 671 -- Filed August 16, 2010, 4:21 p.m. , effective January 1, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2011.

Purpose: The Great American Gaming Corporation's request to allow house-banked card room operators offering progressive jackpot card games to reduce a reserve or secondary jackpot to seed a different progressive jackpot game without recognizing this amount as gross receipts was approved.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-695.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 10-12-092 on June 1, 2010.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: August 16, 2010.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3246.1


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

WAC 230-15-695   Adjusting progressive jackpot amounts.   House-banked card game licensees must not reduce the amount of a progressive jackpot prize accrued or displayed except for the following reasons:

(1) To reduce the jackpot and the advertised amount by the amount won; or

(2) To correct an amount displayed incorrectly because of malfunctioning equipment; or

(3) To correct the display when the amount displayed is greater than the predetermined maximum prize limit; or

(4) To reduce a reserve or secondary jackpot as long as they record the funds removed as gross receipts and properly documented that in their records; or

(5) To reduce a reserve or secondary jackpot to recover seed money that was not taken from gross receipts, if they properly document those funds in their records; or

(6) To reduce the jackpot by the dollar amount they paid for merchandise they award as prizes.

(7) To reduce a reserve or secondary jackpot to immediately seed a different progressive jackpot if the licensee properly documents this transfer in their records.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), 230-15-695, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]

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