PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed September 17, 2019, 2:29 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering amending its payment method rules, including allowing licensees to accept additional payment methods from what is currently authorized in rule.
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: Under current rules, the following payment methods are accepted for the participation in gambling activities: Cash, check, gift certificate, gift card, and electronic point-of-sale bank transfer. The agency received a petition asking that commercial pull-tab operators be allowed to accept credit cards. The petition was accepted but with the purpose to take a broader review at allowing credit cards to be used for all gambling activities where it is not currently allowed. Additionally, the agency will review its payment method rules and evaluate if there are additional changes that should be made to ensure that the rules meet all agency policy objectives.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Ashlie Laydon, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone 360-486-3473, fax 360-486-3624, TTY 360-486-3637, email email@example.com, web site www.wsgc.wa.gov.
September 17, 2019