WSR 13-03-063

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 683 -- Filed January 11, 2013, 3:10 p.m. , effective February 11, 2013 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: A petition for rule change from the public was approved to increase the amount of payout in chips or cash for player-supported jackpot prizes from $2,500 to $5,000.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This change will make doing business easier for card room licensees. Card room licensees will be able to pay jackpot winners in a timelier manner and will no longer have to issue checks for amounts between $2,500 and $5,000; they can pay the prize immediately in cash or chips rather than a check. The change also reduces the need to call in an off-duty card room employee to issue checks.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 230-15-405.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-21-023 on October 8, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: January 11, 2013.

Susan Newer

Rules Coordinator

OTS-5005.1


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.]