WSR 12-02-041

AGENDA

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed December 29, 2011, 3:31 p.m. ]

Following is the Washington state gambling commission's semi-annual rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington State Register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

If you have questions about this rule-making agenda, please contact Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone (360) 486-3466, fax (360) 486-3625, e-mail Susan.Arland@wsgc.wa.gov.

Rule Development Agenda

January - July 2012



WAC Subject of Rule-Making CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 Effective
New Sections:

WAC 230-11-200 WAC 230-11-205 WAC 230-11-210 WAC 230-16-152

Amended Sections:

WAC 230-11-065 WAC 230-11-067

Petition for rule change from the public: Blair Smith 50/50 Central is requesting rule making to establish operating requirements for electronic raffle systems. The petitioner is also requesting that raffles using the electronic accounting system have the option to use up to four discount plans for a raffle. Currently, only one discount play is allowed for traditional raffles. CR-101: 8/4/2011

WSR 11-17-014

CR-102: 11/22/11

WSR 11-23-172

11/11/11: Filed for Discussion

1/13/12: Up for Discussion

2/10/12: Anticipate Final Action

If the commission chooses to adopt, we anticipate such in 2/10/12. If the commission chooses to adopt, we anticipate an effective date of 7/1/12.
The petitioner also wants to remove the requirement that raffle licensees must get approval from the gambling commissioners to exceed $80,000 in prizes annually. There was a lot of discussion about this at the November 2011 commission meeting. Based on those discussions, at the January 13, 2012, commission meeting, staff will propose increasing the yearly raffle prize limit from $80,000 to $300,000 before licensees need to request approval from the commissioners.
Amended Section: WAC 230-15-040 Petition for rule change from the public: Rockland Ridge and Galaxy Gaming, gambling licensees, are requesting a rule amendment that would allow "envy" and "share the wealth" wagers to be placed on one or more tables of various approved card games, throughout a card room. As such, the "envy" or "share the wealth" wager prize could be won by anyone placing "envy" or "share the wealth" wagers at designated tables in a card room. The petitioner's proposed rule changes would also: CR-101: 7/20/11 WSR 11-15-102

CR-102: 11/22/11 WSR 11-23-161

11/11/11: Filed for Discussion

1/13/12: Up for Discussion

2/10/12: Anticipate Final Action

If the commission chooses to adopt, we anticipate such in 2/10/12. If the commission chooses to adopt, we anticipate an effective date of 7/1/12.
Define "envy" and "share the wealth" as bonus features;

Allow other game features that do not require a separate wager to be considered bonus features;

Allow bonus features and progressive jackpots to be combined; and

Allow progressive jackpots prizes for "envy" and "share the wealth" wagers.

New Rule As required by chapter 10.97 RCW, promulgatge [promulgate] a rule regarding licensees accessing information in their gambling license file. 2/9/12: Study Session

3/8/12: Up for Filing

5/11/12: Anticipate Adoption

Anticipate effective date of 7/1/12.

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office