WSR 16-20-098
[Filed October 4, 2016, 4:54 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 16-16-111.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend WAC 230-15-140 Wagering limits for house-banked card games.
Hearing Location(s): The Hub, 676 Woodland Square Loop, Lacey, WA 98503, on November 10, 2016, at 11:00 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: November 10, 2016.
Submit Written Comments to: Michelle Rancour, P.O. Box 42400, Olympia, WA 98504-2400, e-mail, fax (360) 486-3447, by November 1, 2016.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Julie Anderson by November 1, 2016, TTY (360) 486-3637 or (360) 486-3453.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This change would authorize house-banked card game licensees to allow patrons to make wagers up to $500 on house-banked card games. Currently, wagers on house-banked card games are limited to $300.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 9.46.070.
Statute Being Implemented: Not applicable.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington state gambling commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Tina Griffin, Assistant Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3546; Implementation: David Trujillo, Director, Lacey, (360) 486-3512; and Enforcement: Josh Stueckle, Agent-in-Charge, Spokane, (509) 325-7909.
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 changes would not impose additional costs. The rule changes would allow operators opportunities to offer higher wager limits.
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 4, 2016
Michelle Rancour
Acting Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 08-20-025, filed 9/19/08, effective 1/1/09)
WAC 230-15-140 Wagering limits for house-banked card games.
(1) A single wager or a bonus wager for an odds-based pay out must not exceed ((three)) five hundred dollars.
(2) A player may make a single wager for each decision before the dealer deals or reveals additional cards. For Blackjack, the player may place an additional wager for doubling down or splitting pairs.
(3) Bonus wagers for progressive jackpots must not exceed manufacturer's rules or limits listed in subsection (1) of this section.