WSR 12-11-050



[ Filed May 14, 2012, 1:10 p.m. ]

Following is the Washington state gambling commission's semi-annual rule-making agenda for publication in the Washington state register pursuant to RCW 34.05.314.

If you have questions about this rule-making agenda, please contact Susan Arland, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone (360) 486-3466, fax (360) 486-3625, e-mail

Semi-Annual Rule-Making Agenda

July 1 to December 31, 2012

Description of Rules Package Proposed Revisions to TITLE 230 WAC CR-101 CR-102 CR-103 Anticipated Effective Date if Adopted
Petition for rule change from the public: Galaxy Gaming Inc., a licensed manufacturer, and Rockland Ridge Corp., a licensed service suppler [supplier], are requesting an amendment to connect "envy" and "share the wealth" "bonus features" between different card games and different card tables, within a house-banked card room. WAC 230-15-040


Filed 2/15/2012

WSR 12-05-065

Filed 4/13/2012

WSR 12-09-045

Up for final action at the July 2012 commission meeting 1/1/2013
Petition for rule change from the public: ShuffleMaster, a licensed manufacturer, requests an amendment to authorize a carryover pot in house-banked card games. Under current rules, a player's win or loss must be determined during a single card game. The petitioner's amendment would provide an exception for carryover pots. A carryover pot is an optional pot that accumulates as a dealer and participating players contribute to the pot. The pot is not necessarily determined after one game and can be carried over to more than one game. Carryover pots would not carryover more than ten games. Participants will include at least one player and the dealer competing for the highest winning hand. Game rules would determine how the pot is distributed. WAC 230-15-040 Filed 1/27/2012

WSR 12-04-040

Filed 4/13/2012

WSR 12-09-044

Up for final action at the July 2012 commission meeting 8/13/2012
Petition for rule change from the public: Pat Tompkins, a licensed service supplier, is requesting an amendment to allow a description or photograph of merchandise prizes for pull-tab games to be displayed by the flare, rather than the prize itself. The prize would be on premises. WAC 230-14-095 Filed 4/6/2012

WSR 12-09-022

Up for discussion and possible filing at the July 2012 commission meeting 1/1/2013
During the 2012 legislative session, SB 5456 passed amending RCW 9.46.0315 to allow "members only" raffles to exceed $5,000 in yearly gross revenue if the organization obtains a raffle license. The law becomes effective June 7, 2012. Charitable and nonprofit organizations are authorized to conduct an unlimited number of "members-only" raffles as long as yearly gross revenue does not exceed $5,000. For members-only raffle, tickets must only be sold to, and winners determined from, regular members of the organization. "Members" are persons who have become members before the raffle and whose qualification for membership is not dependent upon the purchase of a ticket(s) for such raffles. However, up to twenty-five percent of raffle participants may be guests of members. A "members only" raffle is the only time liquor (only unopened containers) can be given away as a prize for a gambling activity. The organization must obtain the appropriate permit from the Washington state liquor control board. WAC 230-60-020(2) Filed 5/10/2012

WSR 12-11-041

Up for discussion and possible filing at the July 2012 commission meeting Anticipate final action at the September 2012 commission meeting 10/15/2012
Staff proposed rule change to comply with RCW 10.97.080. Licensees accessing criminal history in their license files. New Sections Filed 1/3/2012

WSR 12-02-060

Up for discussion and possible filing at the August 2012 commission meeting Anticipate final action at the October 2012 commission meeting 11/12/2012
Petition for rule change from the public: 50/50 Central, formerly a licensed manufacturer, is requesting four new rules which would authorize the operation of electronic raffle systems. At their February 2012 meeting, the commissioners placed the rules on hold. The rules package will be back on the commission agenda for final action at the same time a business that wants to operate the electronic raffle systems has its application for a license up for commission approval. New Sections WAC 230-11-200 230-11-205



Filed 11/4/2012

WSR 11-20-079

Filed 11/22/2012

WSR 11-23-172

Placed on hold at the February 2012 commission meeting

Unknown at this time

Susan Arland

Rules Coordinator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office