WSR 06-18-001



[ Filed August 23, 2006, 2:02 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-17-202.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New section WAC 230-25-045 Poker tournaments at fund-raising events and limited fund-raising events.

Hearing Location(s): Inn at Gig Harbor, 3211 56th Street N.W., Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 851-5402, on October 13, 2006, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 13, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, by October 1, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Shirley Corbett by October 1, 2006, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3447.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This proposed new rule was inadvertently omitted with the filing under WSR 06-17-083 with three other rule amendments that would allow poker tournaments at fund-raising events (FRE) and limited FREs.

WAC 230-25-045, this new rule lists additional requirements licensees must follow when offering poker at FREs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: Rick Day, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3446; and Enforcement: Sharon Reese, Deputy Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3452.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement has not been prepared pursuant to RCW 19.85.025, and/or the proposed rule change clarifies language of rules without changing the effect.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The Washington state gambling commission is not an agency that is statutorily required to prepare a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328.

August 22, 2006

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator


WAC 230-25-045   Poker tournaments at fund-raising events and limited fund-raising events.   Poker tournaments are authorized at fund-raising events (FREs) and limited FREs under FRE rules with the following additional requirements.

Net receipts limitation.

(1) All money paid to enter a tournament or purchase chips or script to enter a tournament is considered to be a wager for the purpose of determining the $10,000 net receipts limits.


(2) Chips used in card tournaments do not have a monetary value and may only be redeemed for prizes.

Posting of rules.

(3) The licensee must adopt poker tournament rules and conspicuously post the rules at the tournament location.

Prize records.

(4) The licensee must maintain a record of all prizes awarded to include the amount the licensed operator actually paid for each prize and the name and complete address of each winning participant. If prizes are donated, the licensee must maintain a record that includes the name of the donor and a description of the prizes donated.


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