Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2009.
Purpose: Prior to the rules simplification project (RSP), we only required logo cards for house-banked card games (such as Blackjack and Pai Gow). We allowed house-banked card game licensees to use nonlogo cards for nonhouse-banked games (i.e. poker). The requirement that house-banked licensees use logo cards for nonhouse-banked games was inadvertently added during the RSP. This change no longer requires house-banked licensees to use logo cards for nonhouse-banked games (i.e. poker).
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 230-15-115.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-07-091 filed on March 17, 2009, and published on April 1, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: May 18, 2009.
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.
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.]