PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Gambling service supplier licenses.
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: Staff proposes several changes to rules relating to service suppliers, including: Clarifying what types of financiers need to be licensed and which do not; requiring businesses that analyze gambling equipment be licensed; and requiring businesses that enter into ongoing financial relationships with manufacturers to provide "gambling related software" to be licensed. "Gambling related software" affects the results/outcome of games, directly interfaces with, or controls, the operation of the gambling equipment.
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.
[Meeting Locations:] At the Phoenix Inn, 415 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501, (360) 570-0555, on February 10, 2006; at the Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 943-4000, on March 10, 2006; and at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, (360) 254-3100, on April 14, 2006.
December 19, 2005