WSR 16-16-111
[Filed August 2, 2016, 2:44 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Authorize licensees to allow patrons to make wagers up to $500 on house-banked games offered in licensed, house-banked card rooms.
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, they will need a mechanism to increase gambling receipts as they are unable to pass along these anticipated increases:
Proposed restructure and increase of WSGC license fees;
Passage of initiative 1433 raising the minimum wage in January 2017.
Mandated benefits: Healthcare, paid sick/vacation leave, and predictive scheduling initiatives.
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, fax (360) 486-3625, phone (360) 486-3447, or e-mail
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 2, 2016
Michelle Rancour
Acting Rules Coordinator