PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed June 30, 2020, 10:57 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: The gambling commission is considering amending its rules to increase certain pull-tab prize limits, specifically single cash prizes, merchandise prizes, and carry-over jackpot prize limits. Rule making will also consider payout and cash reserve requirements as it pertains to pull-tab prizes.
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, single prize and merchandise prize are limited at $2,500 and carry-over jackpot prizes are limited at $5,000. The gambling commission received a petition requesting an increase to the current limits on single cash prizes and merchandise prizes to $5,000, respectively, and to increase the limit on carry-over jackpot prizes to $10,000. The petition was accepted as this change would complement SB 6357, which was passed by the legislature this year and increased the single chance pull-tab price from $1 to $5.
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 360-486-3453, fax 360-486-3632, TTY 360-486-3637, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website www.wsgc.wa.gov.
June 29, 2020