WSR 02-09-100



[ Filed April 17, 2002, 11:38 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Poker card games.

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: We have received a petition for rule change from Sherry Gillard. Currently, card room owners and card room employees must turn their cards face up at the end of each game when playing in a game with a player-supported jackpot in which the prize is not based upon a predetermined hand. Ms. Gillard is requesting that owners and card room employees not be required to show their hands until after the "river" and only if there is a possibility of a "bad beat" situation.

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 Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Ed Fleisher, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3449; or Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466.

Meeting Dates and Locations: WestCoast Grand Hotel at the Park, 303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99202, (509) 326-8000, on May 9 and 10, 2002; at the LaConner Country Inn, Maple Hall, 108 Commercial Street, LaConner, WA 98257, (360) 466-3101, on June 13 and 14, 2002; and at the Shilo Inn, 707 Ocean Shores Boulevard N.W., Ocean Shores, WA 98569, (360) 289-4600, on August 8 and 9, 2002.

April 17, 2002

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office