Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-17-085.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 230-15-405 Paying out prizes on a player-supported jackpot.
Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn Conference Center (tentative), 1620 74th Avenue S.W., Tumwater, WA 98501 (NOTE: Meeting dates and times are tentative. Visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov and select public meeting about ten days before the meeting to confirm meeting date/location/start time), on January 10 or 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: January 10 or 11, 2013.
NOTE: Meeting dates and times are tentative. Visit our web site at www.wsgc.wa.gov and select public meeting about ten days before the meeting to confirm meeting date/location/start time.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Newer, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail Susan.Newer@wsgc.wa.gov, fax (360) 486-3625, by December 24, 2012.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Gail Grate by January 1, 2013, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: We have received a petition from [for] rule change from Linda Bullard, representing Hawk's Prairie Casino requesting an amendment to increase the amount of payout in chips or cash for player-supported jackpot prizes from $2,500 to $5,000.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: See above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070, 9.46.0282.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Linda Bullard, representing Hawk's Prairie Casino, private.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Newer, 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 was not prepared because the proposed rule change does 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.
October 8, 2012
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 608, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)
WAC 230-15-405 Paying out prizes on a player-supported jackpot. (1) Class F or house-banked licensees must award all player-supported jackpot funds as prizes; and
Cash)) Prizes of (( two thousand five hundred)) five
thousand dollars or less may be paid in cash or chips; and
(3) Prizes not awarded in cash must be paid within twenty-four hours with a check that provides a duplicate copy; and
(4) Licensees must maintain a record of all prizes paid in the format we prescribe; and
(5) When a player wins a prize of five hundred dollars or more, in view of the surveillance camera, the dealer must:
(a) Display the value and suit of each card in the winning hand; and
(b) Count and put in numerical order by suit the remaining cards in the deck to confirm a complete deck; and
(6) Licensees must collect the hand and seal it with a copy of the prize record. Licensees must keep the winning hand and remaining deck on the business premises for seven days.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 9.46.070. 07-09-033 (Order 608), § 230-15-405, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08.]