PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: House-banked card room licensees.
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 Larry Wheaton, Goldie's Casino of Shoreline, requesting WAC 230-40-815 [(3)](c)(ii) be amended to allow a pit supervisor to supervise at least six card tables in one pit.
Currently, this rule requires one supervisor for every five card tables. However, a floor supervisor can supervise seven tables, if only seven tables are in operation. If more than seven tables are open, there must be one supervisor for every five tables in a pit.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency rules coordinator 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 Rick Day, Deputy Director, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3446; Neal Nunamaker, 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, e-mail Susana@wsgc.wa.gov.
[Meetings on] January 13, 2006, at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188, (206) 575-8220; on February 10, 2006, at the Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555; and on March 10, 2006, at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000.
December 6, 2005