WSR 09-07-091



[ Filed March 17, 2009, 4:36 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-22-055.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 230-15-115 Standards for cards.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2525 North 20th Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301, (509) 547-0701, on May 15, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 15, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: Susan Arland, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, by May 1, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate, executive assistant, by May 1, 2009, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The requirement that house-banked licensees use logo cards for nonhouse-banked games was inadvertently added during the rules simplification project.

This change would no longer require house-banked licensees to use logo cards for nonhouse-banked games (i.e. poker).

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.

Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.

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: Mark Harris, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3579.

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 because the change would not impose additional costs on businesses.

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.

March 17, 2009

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 608, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)

WAC 230-15-115   Standards for cards.   (1) Card game licensees must:

(a) Supply cards of conventional size and design to maximize the integrity of the card games; and

(b) Safeguard all cards; and

(c) Not allow cards that have been modified or marked in any manner.

(2) For Class E, Class F, and house-banked games, the cards must:

(a) Be made by a licensed manufacturer; and

(b) Be purchased from a licensed manufacturer or distributor.

(3) ((House-banked licensees must use)) Cards with the house name or logo must be used for house-banked card games.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), 230-15-115, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office