WSR 11-07-109

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed March 23, 2011, 11:29 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 Victor Mena, representing Washington Gold Casinos. The petitioner is requesting a rule change regarding minimum bankroll requirements for house-banked card rooms.

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] May 12 and/or 13, 2011, location to be determined, visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov on May 1 for meeting location; and on July 14 and/or 15, 2011, at the Seattle Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 694-5030.

March 23, 2011

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office