WSR 14-11-052
[Filed May 16, 2014, 8:22 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-08-008.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 230-15-030 Authorized nonhouse-banked card games.
Hearing Location(s): Grand Mound Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Highway 99 S.W., Grand Mound, WA 98531, (360) 273-7718, on July 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. NOTE: Meeting dates and times are tentative. Visit our web site at and select public meeting about ten days before the meeting to confirm meeting date/location/start time.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 11, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: Susan Newer, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, by July 1, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Michelle Rancour by July 1, 2014, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Omega Gaming USA, a licensed distributor, has petitioned for a rule change. The petitioner is proposing an amendment to allow nonhouse-banked card games to be approved by the director or the director's designee. The petitioner's intent is to give staff the ability to approve a variation of the card game poker.
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: Omega Gaming USA, licensed distributor, private.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Newer, Lacey, (360) 486-3466; Implementation: David Trujillo, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3512; 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 rule change would not impose additional costs on any licensees.
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.
May 16, 2014
Susan Newer
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-09-033, filed 4/10/07, effective 1/1/08)
WAC 230-15-030 Authorized nonhouse-banked card games.
(1) ((Only)) The following nonhouse-banked card games are authorized:
(a) Poker;
(b) Hearts;
(c) Pinochle;
(d) Cribbage;
(e) Rummy;
(f) Panguingue (Pan);
(g) Pitch; ((and))
(h) Bid Whist; and
(i) Other games approved by the director or the director's designee.
(2) Card game licensees must operate these games in the manner explained in the most current version of The New Complete Hoyle, Revised or Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games, or similar authoritative book on card games we have approved, or when operated as described in the commission approved game rules on our web site. Card game licensees may make immaterial modifications to the games.