[Filed July 15, 2019, 10:06 a.m., effective August 15, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This new rule would allow card shuffling devices to connect to a secure cellular modem for billing purposes, which would offer a new billing option for card shufflers found in licensed card rooms. These changes were made based on a licensee's petition requesting this rule change.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: New WAC 230-16-152 Card shuffling devices connecting to a secure cellular network for billing purposes.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-11-100 on May 20, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 11, 2019.
WAC 230-16-152Card shuffling devices connecting to a secure cellular network for billing purposes.
Card shuffling devices can be connected to a secure cellular network for billing purposes.
(1) For the purposes of this rule:
(a) A secure cellular network includes the card shuffling device and a cellular modem that is used to transmit information via a secure cellular network.
(b) Billing purposes means transmitting historical shuffler data that is used when billing is based on the number of successful shuffles. Shuffler data includes:
(i) Equipment statistics such as software versions, serial numbers, network information, hard count meters, and shuffler configuration information; and
(ii) Usage information such as hard count meters, successful and unsuccessful shuffles, shuffles completed by service, number of card sorts, and the number of cards in each shuffle; and
(iii) History logs such as shuffler malfunctions, card recognition errors, and maintenance logs; and
(iv) Test messages used for setup.
(2) The following requirements apply when connecting card shuffling devices to a secure cellular network for billing purposes:
(a) An identical or substantially similar card shuffling device connected to a secure cellular network must be tested and approved by us, as outlined in WAC 230-06-050, before it can be used; and
(b) The transmitted data must not include card specific information, live gaming data, or any other gambling information; and
(c) Except for a confirmation notification from the network that the shuffler data was successfully received, there may only be one-way communication from the card shuffling device to the secure cellular network; and
(d) Transmitted information may only be accessed by the licensee or licensed manufacturer; and
(e) A record must be kept of all information transmitted and made available to us upon request.