WSR 12-21-023

PROPOSED RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Filed October 8, 2012, 3:28 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-17-085.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 230-15-405 Paying out prizes on a player-supported jackpot.

Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn Conference Center (tentative), 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501 (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), on January 10 or 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 10 or 11, 2013.

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 Newer, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail Susan.Newer@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by December 24, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate by January 1, 2013, 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 from [for] rule change from Linda Bullard, representing Hawk's Prairie Casino requesting an amendment to increase the amount of payout in chips or cash for player-supported jackpot prizes from $2,500 to $5,000.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Linda Bullard, representing Hawk's Prairie Casino, private.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Newer, 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 additional costs on businesses.

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.

October 8, 2012

Susan Newer

Rules Coordinator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 608, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-15-405   Paying out prizes on a player-supported jackpot.   (1) Class F or house-banked licensees must award all player-supported jackpot funds as prizes; and

(2) ((Cash)) Prizes of ((two thousand five hundred)) five thousand dollars or less may be paid in cash or chips; and

(3) Prizes not awarded in cash must be paid within twenty-four hours with a check that provides a duplicate copy; and

(4) Licensees must maintain a record of all prizes paid in the format we prescribe; and

(5) When a player wins a prize of five hundred dollars or more, in view of the surveillance camera, the dealer must:

(a) Display the value and suit of each card in the winning hand; and

(b) Count and put in numerical order by suit the remaining cards in the deck to confirm a complete deck; and

(6) Licensees must collect the hand and seal it with a copy of the prize record. Licensees must keep the winning hand and remaining deck on the business premises for seven days.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), 230-15-405, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]