WSR 11-07-012

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 7, 2011, 3:51 p.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, a licensed manufacturer. The petitioner is seeking rule making to create a pilot study to allow house-banked card room operators 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] April 14, 2011, at the Olympia Attorney General's Office, 7141 Cleanwater Lane S.W., Olympia, WA 98504; and tentative date and location, on May 12 or 13, 2011, at the Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503.

March 7, 2011

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office