WSR 16-06-130
[Filed March 2, 2016, 11:22 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Group 12 amusement games.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0201.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In July 2015, the commissioners authorized Group 12 amusement games to be played by persons twenty-one and over. Since this time, numerous questions and concerns about the operation of Group 12 amusement games have been raised. This filing is to explore rule making to regulate the appearance of the games so the games do not imitate or look like a slot machine, including warning labels; to address recordkeeping; and for preventing the combination or transfer of amusement game points/tokens/etc. with other rewards/points systems.
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 Susan Newer, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, (360) 486-3466, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625.
[Meetings on] March 10 or 11, 2016, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Highway 99 S.W., Grand Mound, WA 98531, (360) 273-7718, visit on March 1 for meeting location and start time; on April 14 or 15, 2016, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555, visit on April 1 for meeting location and start time; and on May 12 or 13, 2016, at the Red Lion Pasco, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701, visit on May 1 for meeting location and start time.
March 2, 2016
Susan Newer
Rules Coordinator