Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-11-020.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-10-185 Electronic bingo card daubers restrictions.
Hearing Location(s): Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Highway 99 S.W., Grand Mound, WA 98531, on September 8 or 9, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. NOTE: Meeting dates and times are tentative. Visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov and select public meeting about ten days before the meeting to confirm meeting date/location/start time.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 8 or 9, 2011. NOTE: Meeting dates and times are tentative. Visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov and select public meeting about ten days before the meeting to confirm meeting date/location/start time.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail SusanA@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by September 1, 2011.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by September 1, 2011, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: We have received a petition for rule change from Mr. Bearden, representing various charitable and nonprofit organizations, some of which have a gambling license and others do not. The petitioners are requesting that the maximum number of bingo cards allowed for play in an electronic bingo dauber be increased from sixty-six to one hundred forty-four.
Reasons Supporting Proposal:
|•||Mr. Bearden states in the petition that "By granting charitable Bingo establishments the right to play/sell up to 144 cards, this would give charities an opportunity to draw additional revenue for both the organizations and Washington State."|
|•||The petitioners' charitable/nonprofit group meeting minutes, dated May 26, 2011, state that "Although most players would not be interested in such a purchase, there may be a couple that may be. We are asking the Commission to allow those few to purchase the cards for their electronic dauber, thus potentially becoming more competitive with non-regulated facilities and increasing the amount of revenue for the charity."|
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Robert Bearden, representing various charitable and nonprofit organizations, some of which have a gambling license and others do not, private.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement was not prepared because the proposed rule change does not impose more than minor costs, as defined in chapter 19.85 RCW, to licensees.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state gambling commission is not an agency that is statutorily required to prepare a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.
July 20, 2011
(2) Players must:
(a) Input each number the operator calls into the memory of the dauber separately. Automatic or global marking of numbers is prohibited; and
(b) Call the bingo without using the dauber or the associated system; and
(c) Identify the winning card and display the card to the operator; and
(d) Not play more than one dauber at any point in time. However, a player may play one dauber and an unlimited number of bingo cards at the same time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-10-033 (Order 610), § 230-10-185, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08.]
Reviser's note: The bracketed material preceding the section above was supplied by the code reviser's office.