WSR 16-16-096
[Filed August 1, 2016, 11:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: To allow no cash value chips to be used in poker games provided the house exchanges them for cash value chips when they are used for betting in a live poker game.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 9.46.070 and 9.46.0282.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: According to the petitioner, the reason why rules on this subject may be needed is because it is often difficult to get a live poker game started after a tournament, and this will help the licensee do so. The petitioner would like clarification to the rule to include the ability to award "no cash value" chips as house added prizes to a poker tournament in which people pay a fee to participate. This will enable the licensee an additional way to generate a live game from tournament play.
Process for Developing New Rule: Interested parties can participate in the discussion of this proposed change by attending a study session/workshop with commission staff, by attending a commission meeting, or contacting the agency staff at the contact information below.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written comments can be directed to Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3625, phone (360) 486-3447.
To discuss these rule proposals in person with commission staff, please attend the August 11, 2016, study session/workshop at South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus, 4220 6th Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503. Check our web site at under "Public Meetings" for the agenda and start time.
The commissioners will discuss these rule proposals at their September 8 commission meeting. Check our web site at under "Public Meetings" for agendas, meeting dates, locations and start times.
August 1, 2016
Michelle Rancour
Acting Rules Coordinator