WSR 11-03-086

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed January 19, 2011, 8:46 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: House-banked card rooms.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: We have received a petition for rule change from Rob Saucier, representing Galaxy Gaming. The petitioner is seeking rule making to allow house-banked card room operators the ability to offer linked progressive jackpot prizes aggregated and administered by approved gaming manufacturers.

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 Susan. Arland@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625.

[Meetings on] February 10 or 11, 2011 (tentative date), at the State Investment Board, 2100 Evergreen Park Drive S.W., Olympia, WA 98504; on March 10, 2011 (tentative date) and April 14 or 15, 2011 (tentative date), at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503.

January 19, 2011

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office