WSR 99-13-103

PERMANENT RULES

GAMBLING COMMISSION


[ Order 373-- Filed June 15, 1999, 1:47 p.m. , effective August 1, 1999 ]

Date of Adoption: June 11, 1999.

Purpose: Rule change removes Pai Gow, Dominos and Mah-jongg tiles as authorized card games.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-40-010.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-08-093 on April 6, 1999, with a publication of April 21, 1999.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: August 1, 1999.

June 15, 1999

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3146.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 96-11-073, filed 5/13/96, effective 7/1/96)

WAC 230-40-010
Types of card games authorized.

Only card games that have been specifically authorized are allowed to be played in public or social card rooms licensed by the commission.  The commission hereby authorizes the following card games:

(1) Poker - Any poker game described in Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games, by Walter B. Gibson, published by Doubleday and Company, Inc., April 1974, 1st edition, pages 219 through 277((: Provided, That only a maximum of five betting rounds per hand are permitted)).

(2) Hearts.

(3) Pinochle.

(4) Cribbage.

(5) Rummy.

(6) ((Mah-jongg (tiles).

(7))) Pan.

(((8))) (7) Pitch.

(((9))) (8) Washington blackjack - as set forth in WAC 230-40-125.

(((10) Pai-Gow poker.

(11))) (9) Pan-9.

(((12))) (10) Bid Whist.

(((13) Dominos.

(14))) (11) Those games the director approves on a temporary, case-by-case basis ((upon application by a licensee for approval of a particular game)).  An application for approval of a game ((not specifically authorized)) must be in writing, and include the rules of play and all wagering schemes.  Temporary approvals granted are valid for no more than six months or until adopted by the commission, whichever occurs first.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.0281, 9.46.070 (1), (2), (14) and (20).  96-11-073, 230-40-010, filed 5/13/96, effective 7/1/96.  Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070.  94-13-098 (Order 252), 230-40-010, filed 6/15/94, effective 7/16/94.  Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220(4), [34.05].230 and 9.46.070 (11) and (14).  90-05-032 (Order 205), 230-40-010, filed 2/14/90, effective 3/17/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070.  88-19-038 (Order 183), 230-40-010, filed 9/13/88.  Statutory Authority: Chapter 9.46 RCW.  86-19-056 (Order 161), 230-40-010, filed 9/15/86.  Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(11).  82-23-050 (Order 125), 230-40-010, filed 11/15/82.  Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070(10) (see RCW 9.46.020(20)).  80-09-067 (Order 103), 230-40-010, filed 7/17/80; Order 78, 230-40-010, filed 11/17/77; Order 67, 230-40-010, filed 3/11/77; Order 40, 230-40-010, filed 6/26/75; Order 23, 230-40-010, filed 9/23/74.]

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