WSR 13-04-031



[ Filed January 30, 2013, 11:10 a.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 Newer, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, phone (360) 486-3466, fax (360) 486-3625, e-mail

January - June 2013

Semi-Annual Rule Development Agenda

Note: These are the proposed rule changes we are aware of at the time of this filing. This list may change depending on if we receive petitions for rule change from the public or staff determines there is a technical, regulatory or statutory need.

Rule-Making Topic WAC CR-101 CR-102 CR-103
1 The proposed rule change would no longer require spouses of officers of charitable or nonprofit organizations, or board members of publicly-traded entities to meet licensing qualifications. 230-03-065


12-19-041 12-22-044 Anticipate final action at the March 2013 commission meeting.
2 The proposed amendment would correct a filing error by staff and:

Reinstate the use of electronic facsimiles of cards for "all" card games, not just "house-banked" card games; and

Move this rule from the house-banked card room section of the rules manual, to rules relating to all card games.


One new rule: 230-15-116

12-22-056 13-03-065 Anticipate final action at the March 2013 commission meeting.
3 Staff is requesting a rule change to clarify that licensees must report certain new and updated information to us within thirty days, such as changes in their articles of incorporation or bylaws, contracts that related to gambling activities, and cash contributions. 230-06-080 12-24-025 Anticipate filing for further discussion at the February 2013 commission meeting. Anticipate final action at the April 2013 commission meeting.
4 Petition for rule change from Galaxy Gaming, Inc. and Rockland Ridge Corp. The petitioners want to connect "envy" and "share the wealth" "bonus features" between different card games and different tables within a single house-banked card room. 230-15-040


12-05-065 12-09-045

Continuance: 12-20-062

Anticipate final action at the April 2013 commission meeting.
5 Conducting background checks on landlords of house-banked card rooms. 230-03-047 12-19-042 Anticipate filing for further discussion at the March or April 2013 commission meeting.
6 Petition for rule change from 50/50 Central: The petitioners wants [want] to sell raffle tickets using electronic raffle systems, including selling tickets at a discount and increasing the number of discount plans from one to four. 230-11-065


Four new rules:





11-20-079 11-23-172 Continuances: 12-12-007


7 Requiring activity reporting by gambling service suppliers and punch board and pull-tab service providers. 230-16-220 12-24-016
8 Two part payment plan. Remove requirement that licensees can't exceed 50% of their annual gross receipts during the first six months, without upgrading their license. This is related to online services. 230-05-015(3)
9 Review special sales permits for manufacturers. 230-03-025
11 Fingerprinting persons that pose a risk. 230-03-060
12 Clarify that only one person may place a wager per wager area in the card game mini-baccarat. 230-15-040

Susan Newer

Rules Coordinator