Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2009.
Purpose: At their May 2008 meeting, the commission filed a petition for rule change from the Recreational Gaming Association (RGA) to increase the number of players at a card table to:
(1) Seven to nine at house-banked games, unless limited by manufacturer's rule; and
(2) Ten to twelve at nonhouse-banked games.
At the August 2008 meeting, the RGA amended their petition to request only an increase in the number of players a [at] house-banked games and withdrew their request to increase the number of players at nonhouse-banked card games. After much discussion, the amended petition was adopted.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-055.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-17-122 filed on August 20, 2008, and published September 3, 2008.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: November 18, 2008.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 608, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)
WAC 230-15-055 Limit on number of players at each table. Card game licensees must only allow:
(1) Up to ((
seven)) nine players or areas for wagering at
any table in house-banked card games.
(2) Up to ten players at any table in nonhouse-banked card games.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), § 230-15-055, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]