Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The gambling commission 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 requested that the number of bingo cards allowed for play in electronic bingo daubers be increased from sixty-six to one hundred forty-four. The petition was filed for discussion at the July 2011, commission meeting and approved at the September commission meeting.
Reasons: See above.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-10-185.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0205.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-15-103 on July 20, 2011.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: September 9, 2011.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 610, filed 4/24/07, effective 1/1/08)
WAC 230-10-185 Electronic bingo card daubers restrictions. (1) Electronic bingo card daubers must not allow a player to play more than ((
sixty-six)) one hundred
forty-four cards on the dauber at one time; and
(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.]