WSR 18-09-002
[Filed April 5, 2018, 10:55 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering amending its house-banked count requirement rules.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The gambling commission accepted a rules petition requesting a rule change to two of the agency's soft count rules for house-banked card rooms. The request was to reduce the number of people required for soft count from three to two if the house-banked card room used an automated bill counter. The second request was to streamline the soft count procedure rule if the house-banked card room uses an automated bill counter. The petitioner contends these changes will allow for better soft count accuracy and accountability and it will be more cost effective for licensed house-banked card rooms.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making; and interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency staff at the contact information below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone 360-486-3447, fax 360-486-3624, TTY 360-486-3637, email, web site
April 5, 2018
Brian J. Considine
Legal and Legislative Manager